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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Address: Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 512 587186
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In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up...

In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past, such as Empress Maria Theresa and “Sisi”: Innsbruck’s Hofburg, one of the three most important historical buildings in Austria, was once a favorite residence of the Habsburgs.

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A palace to visit when in Insbruck

We have seen many palaces in Austria and the one in Insbruck is definitely not the best example. Yet again, one can not afford not to see it when in Insbruck. Is it worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is one grand space with interesting walls and ceilings, but the remainder of the palace is of limited interest in terms of furnishings and exhibits. There is an exhibit with the genealogy of the Bavarian kings that may make sense to Austrians, but made this visitor bleary-eyed. Not an interesting presentation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have seen many palaces in Austria and the one in Insbruck is definitely not the best example. Yet again, one can not afford not to see it when in Insbruck. Is it worth the entrance fee? I doubt it.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Hofburg palace in Innsbruck is much smaller than the Vienna Hofburg palace and the Schoenbrunn palace. So if you have not already seen the two in Vienna it is certainly worth a visit. Concentrating on the Habsburg dynasty the items displayed here take you back to their lives in the 18th and 19th century. We specially liked the old... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice building with furniture, paintings and an important story. Very useful explanations in Italian in every environment.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2-3 hours wandering around the rooms in the palace looking at the exhibitions and reading the explanations about items we were looking at and the family that lived there. The explanations, which are quite detailed, are in German and English, so if you speak one of these languages you will not need an audio tour guide. The items... More 

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Asia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Some great artwork and a good audio guide around the palace apartment. Several sections are currently closed for refurbishments.

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Torino
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

a walk in the imperial austria. worth a visit. however there is not much furniture and the restoration did not impress me as most of the decorations and fabrics do not respect the original.

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

On a rainy day in summer we visited the imperial palace in Innsbruck. Like the hofburg in Vienna, this palace was a residence for the Austrian royal family. After having visited the Vienna Hofburg, it was nice to see this palace as well as the exhibition here pays more attention to the history of the royals. In Vienna it is... More 

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The pallace shows a lot of rooms that have different functions and interiors. It also provides detailed explanations of the historical backgrounds. Definitely a great option for a rainy day!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Whilst you can be assured about the Austrian service and honesty we were today surprised and shocked that whilst we booked our tickets at hofburg Innsbruck the booking clerk did not find it important to tell us that the audio devices weren't available? This inspite the fact that we had paid for it. When we pointed it out later she... More 

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