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 was 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

  • Wed 19 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 22 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 23 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 24 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 25 Jun 10:00 - 17:00

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Spring 2024 (15/04/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • 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

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • 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 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • 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 2024 (26/10/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn closure 2024 (01/11/2024 - 30/11/2024)

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

Admission

single admission (April to October):
€ 16.00 adults
€ 12.00 students (up to 25 years)
€ 12.00 seniors
€ 12.00 people with disabilities

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single admission (December to March):
€ 14.00 adults
€ 12.00 students (up to 25 years)
€ 12.00 seniors
€ 12.00 people with disabilities

free for children and young people under 19 years

More information

Special exhibition 2024 "Looking Allowed? Diversity from the 16th to the 18th century" at Ambras Castle from June 20 to October 6, 2024.

Ambras Castle stays open every day all year round (except in November), the Portrait Gallery and the Gothic Sculptures' Collection are not accessible in winter. The Gothic Sculptures' Collection stays open from the 1st of April to October 31, 2024, and is freely accessible also without ticket. Limited access due to an event on May 26.

The castle park opens every day at 6.30 am in summer and at 7 am from December to March, closure between 5.30 pm and 9 pm, depending on the season. Due to renovation works, the Café & Bistro Ferdinand is temporarily closed, refreshments are available in the shop-cash desk area.

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