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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 touch of Vienna in Innsbruck

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pluses: Good explanations of what is on display; audio guide was helpful and easy to use too. Reasonable variety of things to look at. Lots of history. The downside: There was some recent history, but not much.Two further (smaller) exhibitions currently closed. Reception staff want you to deposit something with your name on in exchange for the audio guide... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course this palace doesn't compare to those in Vienna, but it is still an interesting (and less crowded!) place to visit if you are in Innsbruck. The reason I give just 3 stars is that on my visit, 2 areas were closed and they did not have any audioguides available, so I felt like I missed out on some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

As others have mentioned the Innsbruck Hofburg is not as impressive as the palaces in Vienna. That bring said, this is definitely a worthwhile place to visit during a trip to Innsbruck. The state rooms are nice, but I was especially impressed with the amount I learned about the Hapsburg dynasty. Be sure to take the free audio guide to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I know visiting castles and palaces can become boring at times but I was not bored at all with this visit; in fact I was enriched. Not only are the rooms and furnishings fabulous but the descriptions of the history of the Hapsburgs and their successors and how the royalty were all intertwined in various countries was well laid out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Hofburg Imperial Palace is a huge place with a magnificent giants' hall frescoes by Franz Anton. It like going back in time to witness the elegance and grandeur of the period. The furnitures, paintings and the enormous table setting are breathtaking. Look closely to see the huge old heaters in the corner of the rooms. Take it easy and enjoy... More 

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