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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Address: Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 512 587186

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 good history lesson

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This impressive palace has the most beautiful inner courtyard in Innsbruck. Walk through and around it to soak in the history of this beautiful city. The go next door to the beautiful Hofkirche.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building was very impressive. If you like to see the older buildings of Europe then this is one to see

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Using my Museummobilcard I took a stroll through the Hofburg. I must confess that I've been to Europe on many occasions and have toured palaces every time. After a while they all seem to blend together and one can become weary of them. Of the palaces, this one is absolutely fine, and not overwhelming - nor, VERY important to me,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

History, good value for rest and wandering, spend your lovely and long hours here to be amazed by silk wall coverings in their big halls, different elegant rooms, especially the Pink and Blue rooms.

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Presque Isle, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Nicely done tour with electronic recordings that allow you to go at whatever pace you desire. Interesting history lesson.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Good value when taken as part of the city Card charge. Some very opulent rooms now mostly restored, including silk wall coverings and furnishings. The Pink and Blue rooms are of particular note. the very large hall is also impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Take your time going from room to room. Especially in the beautiful big hall called the family room..gigantic with huge pictures from the children of empress Maria -Theresia..16 kids and other family members. The beautiful pink room. Pink silk wallpaper (?). Not paper . 😏...silk material. Anyway...he chairs and lounge bed with the same material. Also the green and blue... More 

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