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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 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. Regarding accessibility, the museum has been awarded the "Golden Wheelchair"!

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Opening times

  • Tue 24 Nov closed
  • Wed 25 Nov closed
  • Thu 26 Nov closed
  • Fri 27 Nov closed
  • Sat 28 Nov closed
  • Sun 29 Nov closed
  • Mon 30 Nov closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 12/06/2020)

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

General opening hours

  • 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

All Saints (11/01/2020) 09:00 - 17:00

8th December (12/08/2020) 09:00 - 17:00

Christmas Eve (12/24/2020) 09:00 - 17:00

Christmas (12/25/2020) 09:00 - 17:00

New Year's Eve (12/31/2020) 09:00 - 17:00

New Year (01/01/2021) 09:00 - 17:00

Admission

€ 9.50 adults
€ 7.00 reduced (students, disabled persons, seniors)
€ 3.50 guided tour surcharge
free admission under 18 years

Family Day on Sundays: free admission starting from 1 child with parents or grandparents

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current maximum size of groups:
Imperial Apartments max. 10 persons
exhibition "Maximilian I." max. 5 persons

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