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Review of Hofkirche

Hofkirche
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The other reviews that I have read pretty much sum it up well. The bronze statues are the highlight of this church. They are big and kind of spooky. There is a gift shop/coffee shop as you come out, so it is also a nice place to take a short break during the day. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

This is a historical beauty!!
It's also part of the museum.
And the statues that form and represent the history of this church is just wonderful.
If you are lucky, you will be in time to attend a service - which makes it extra special.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

to enter the church, you have to enter the folk museum right next door but you can buy a ticket just for the church. It takes about 15 mins to see the church and the little chapel next door but there is a 12 minute video about his life that is worth watching before (can be found in the same courtyard as the church entrance). If you enter the folk museum, you can enter the churches balcony between the tomb and the alter for a bird's eye view of the tomb. Maximilian isn't buried there because he owed a lot of debts to the towns people from the past for his court to stay in Innsbruck with him, the town folks always allowed him to keep a tab but when they saw him sick and frail the last time they didn't let him in to town unless he paid his debts. Considering he didn't have any money to pay, he decided to move to the next town and be buried in his birth city instead of Innsbruck.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I have visited many churches and cathedrals throughout Europe and was not ready for this experience. The great bronze statues on either side of the Emperor,s tomb were quite unsettling! I could imagine being in there at night, when I am sure that they would have started to move! It reminded me of the statue scene from "Don Giovanni" where The Don and Leporello, have a nasty experience with talking and moving statues. This amazing place is certainly different!

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

The church is dominated by the 28 large bronze statues of members of the royal family and other important people of the time, and also contains the tomb of Maximallan 1. The little silver chapel up the stairs at the back of the church is worth a visit. You can only access the church via the Tyrolean Folk Museum and this is well worth a visit.

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