Imperial Court of Innsbruck

The Imperial Court of Innsbruck at the entrance to the historic district is the former seat of the Counts of Tyrol.

The Imperial Court (Kaiserliche Hofburg) of Innsbruck at the east entrance to the historic district is one of the major cultural buildings in Austria, beside Schönbrunn Castle and the Imperial Court of Vienna, managed by the Austria Court Captaincy. Originally, it was Archduke Sigmund the Rich who had a medieval castle built here in the 15th century. It was enlarged by Maximilian I, and regarded afterwards as the most beautiful building of the late Gothic period. Empress Maria Theresa had it then rebuilt in Viennese Rococo style in the 18th century, and so it still appears today.

You can visit staterooms with the Giant Hall, featuring first scenes of Hercules ("Giants"), and later on portraits of the husband and children of Maria Theresa of Austria. Some years ago, the Imperial Apartments were restored - the ceremonial staircase to the apartments also serves as an Ancestral Gallery with portraits of the Habsburgs. Furthermore you will see the Court Chapel from 1766, once death chamber of Emperor Francis I (1708-1765), the Guard Hall, and the private quarters.

In 2019, the museum experience has been completed by the exhibition of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, which has been including since 2022 also the former temporary exhibition "The emperor and his tournaments". Regarding accessibility, the museum has been awarded the Golden Wheelchair - opposite there is the Imperial Garden, which is also open to the public.

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Opening times

  • Mon 16 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 17 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 18 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 19 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 20 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 21 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 22 May 09:00 - 17:00

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Spring - summer 2022 (05/01/2022 - 10/31/2022)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2022 (05/26/2022 - 05/27/2022)

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

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

Closure day 2022 (06/15/2022) closed

Corpus Christi 2022 (06/16/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

Closure day 2022 (06/25/2022) closed

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed

Closure days 2022 (10/20/2022 - 10/21/2022)

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

Austrian National Day 2022 (10/26/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

Admission

Imperial Apartments:
€ 9.50 adults
€ 7.00 students, seniors
€ 7.00 people with disabilities

exhibition "Maximilian1":
€ 7.50 adults
€ 5.00 students, seniors
€ 5.00 people with disabilities

combined ticket apartments and exhibition:
€ 15.00 adults
€ 10.00 students, seniors
€ 10.00 people with disabilities

free for children and young people up to 19 years

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On May 17 - Aug 12 to 14 - Aug 16, 2022, the apartments stay closed, only the exhibition is open.

Family Day on Sundays: free admission up to 19 years with parents or grandparents.

The Imperial Court stays open all year round (except from early January to early February). The Imperial Garden is open from April to October, daily from 6 am to 10 pm.

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