Ambras Castle Innsbruck

Ambras Castle - among the most important museums worldwide - is closely linked to the personality of Archduke Ferdinand II.

Ambras Castle (Schloss Ambras) is one of the most beautiful sights of Innsbruck. Its founder was Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595) who founded also the "Ambras Collection", and built a modern museum in the basement. A large part of his collection can be admired in the three Chambers of Armour, the Chamber of Art and Curiosities, and the Hall of Antiquities.

Ambras Castle is not only an architectural highlight per se, but also interesting for art lovers. There the famous Habsburg Portrait Gallery, spread over three floors, can be watched. More than 200 portraits made by masters like Arcimboldo, Cranach, Rubens, van Dyck, Velázquez etc. are exhibited. Unique is the Strasser Collection, one of the most important collections of precious glasses from the Renaissance until Baroque worldwide. It will be at the centre of attention in 2022, the International Year of Glass proclaimed by the United Nations.

The Spanish Hall below of the high castle, however, is among the most splendid Renaissance halls. In summer it is venue for a range of concerts, e.g. the Ambras Castle Concerts. Ambras Castle, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts Vienna, is an international top destination for art lovers. This Renaissance jewel with its huge park makes a visit an unforgettable experience!

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Opening times

  • Thu 02 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 03 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 04 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 05 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 06 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 07 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 08 Feb 10:00 - 17:00

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Winter 2023 (01/09/2023 - 03/31/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Spring 2023 (04/01/2023 - 06/11/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2023 (05/18/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Corpus Christi 2023 (06/08/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Summer 2023 (06/12/2023 - 09/10/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (08/15/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2023 (09/11/2023 - 10/31/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Austrian National Day 2023 (10/26/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn closure 2023 (11/01/2023 - 11/30/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

Ambras Castle in winter (without Portrait Gallery and Gothic Sculptures' Collection):
€ 12.00 adults
€ 9.00 students (up to 25 years)
€ 9.00 seniors
€ 9.00 people with disabilities

free for children and young people under 19 years

Ambras Castle in summer (with Portrait Gallery and Gothic Sculptures' Collection):
€ 16.00 adults
€ 12.00 students (up to 25 years)
€ 12.00 seniors
€ 12.00 people with disabilities

More information

In summer, the castle park opens daily at 6.30 am, in winter (December to March) at 7 am, closure depending on the season (between 5.30 pm and 9 pm). The Portrait Gallery and the Gothic Sculptures' Collection are not accessible in winter. Special exhibition from June 22 to Oct 31, 2023.

Ambras Castle stays open all year round (except in November).

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