At Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, see Archduke Ferdinand II's collections of art, crafts, and curiosities. Commissioned in the 16th century by one of the most important patrons of the Habsburg family, the castle served as the archduke's residence from 1563 to 1595. In the chamber of art and curiosities, find corals arranged in cabinets, turnery made of wood and ivory, glass figurines, porcelain, and silk paintings. In two rooms of jousting armor, you can examine the suits made for the archduke. Enter the Spanish Hall, a notable example of German Renaissance architecture, and look along the wood-inlaid ceiling and walls adorned with 27 portraits of Tyrolean rulers. Compare them to the paintings of Habsburgs in the upper castle portrait gallery. Using our world travel planner, Innsbruck attractions like Schloss Ambras Innsbruck can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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I walked here from town today, about 4km each way and what a treat when I got there! There is really quite a bit to see inside and it is all presented very well. The various collections are really..... more
I walked here from town today, about 4km each way and what a treat when I got there! There is really quite a bit to see inside and it is all presented very well. The various collections are really..... more »
For a rainy day we decided to go and visit Schloss Ambras, it turned out to be a good choice! Our children really liked the gardens and the knightsarmer. We enjoyed the paintings and the wonders...
For a rainy day we decided to go and visit Schloss Ambras, it turned out to be a good choice! Our children really liked the gardens and the knightsarmer. We enjoyed the paintings and the wonders... more »
What a great experience. The whole complex in and around the castle is beautiful. It also has one of the world's oldest museum of armory. Great view of the mountains across the valley as well.
Better and broader experience than expected. Lower castle is mainly armour with a natural wonders section. Upper museum combines a significant art collection with history of the Hapsburg family. The Ferdinand Cafe offers lunch in the central square of the upper castle. Try the spaetzle!
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