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Court Church of Innsbruck (Hofkirche)

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Address: Universitaetsstrasse 2, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 0 512 584302
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A beautiful church with statues

An excellent church with imposing statues. The entrance fee is worth it. The best of all is that you can take pictures inside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An excellent church with imposing statues. The entrance fee is worth it. The best of all is that you can take pictures inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Impressive statues of former kings and queens. Nothing much else to see in the church. and I find it a bit exaggerated to have to pay 5 euro to enter a church...

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

This beautiful gothic church has a very unique feature which we had not seen in any of the other churches in Europe. Right in the centre of the church is the decorated black marble cenotaph of Emperor Maximilian I (not his actual tomb) with the statue of the kneeling emperor on top. The decorated cenotaph is surrounded by 28 life... More 

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful historical building is a must-go place when in Innsbruck. The black statues are so detailed that you have a feeling it's a curved wood. Also, there's a chapel on the second floor, don't miss it. Before you go make sure you read about Emperor Maximilian.

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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Emperor Maxilmilian planned an impressive monument for his tomb before he died unexpectedly and it was left to his grandson to finish it off and build a church to house it. This is the result and a pity he never got to use it. The black marble cenotaph that was built as his tomb is surrounded by two rows of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

interesting multimedia giving an overview about life of Emperor Maxilmilian; Schwarzmanderkirche is a must see when visiting Innsbruck. Suitable for children as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is a place to see. Several statues (maybe 20?) so rich in detail. The artistry of these statues is amazing (and unique - I've never seen anything like this in any place I've visited). Thank you for the visit.

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We went to the court church as part of the Tyrolean Folk art museum. It was our favorite part. The statues are so big and so awe inspiring. Definitely makes it interesting if you know the back history of Maximilian. Definitely would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Before entering this rather spectacular building we were ushered into a very interesting multi-media show that explained the history of the building and why Maximilian's tomb was eventually left empty. The figures around the tomb are extremely intricate! Overall, a great place to visit.

Thank Daniel T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We spent over two hours in here so it must have been great. We saw statues ( yes so what?) just wait whilst I finish..carved tools, carnival costumes, ceremonial sledges, little scenes depicting the church year with tiny carved figures, the bridal party with all their effects and furniture. There was also a central garden you could walk round. On... More 

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