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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 of Innsbruck is located at the east entrance to the historic district and is one of the major cultural buildings in Austria, beside Schönbrunn Castle and the Imperial Court of Vienna. Originally it was Archduke Sigmund “the Rich” who had a medieval castle built in this place in the 15th century. It was enlarged by the emperor 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.

This is how the Imperial Court of Innsbruck still appears today. You can visit staterooms like for instance the Giant Hall (Riesensaal), a hall with a leght of 30 metres, featuring portraits of the husband and children of Maria Theresa of Austria. Also the Imperial Garden, which is located opposite the Imperial Court of Innsbruck, is open to the public.

Some years ago the Imperial Apartments were restored, but since 2010 the entire museum has been reopened for the public. The restored staircase (Prunkstiege) to the staterooms also serves as an Ancestral Gallery with portraits of the Habsburgs. Furthermore the Court Chapel, which dates back to 1766, as well as the Guard Hall, one of four public rooms that Maria Theresa had furnished, are accessible to the public. The Dressing Room, however, marks the beginning of the private quarters in the Imperial Apartments. By the way: regarding accessibility, the museum has been awarded the “Golden Wheelchair”!

Where: at the east entrance to the historic district of Innsbruck
Characteristics: one of the major cultural buildings in Austria
Further information: phone: +43 512 58718619, hofburg.ibk@burghauptmannschaft.at

Opening hours: all-the-year
daily from 9 am to 5 pm

Ticket (adults):
9.50 Euros (Imperial Apartments), 7.50 Euros (exhibition “Maximilian I.”)
Family Day on Sundays (free entry starting from 1 child with its parents or grandparents)

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