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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€ 9.50 adults
€ 7.00 students
€ 7.00 seniors
€ 7.00 people with disabilities
€ 7.50 adults
€ 5.00 students
€ 5.00 seniors
€ 5.00 people with disabilities
combined ticket apartments and exhibition:
€ 15.00 adults
€ 10.00 students
€ 10.00 seniors
€ 10.00 people with disabilities
guided tours (about 1 hour):
€ 3.50 adults
€ 2.50 students
€ 2.50 seniors
€ 2.50 people with disabilities
free for children and young people up to 19 years
Family Day on Sundays: free admission up to 19 years with parents or grandparents
Guided tours: "Court Highlights" from Monday to Saturday at 2 pm, "The Imperial Court for Young and Old" Sundays at 2 pm, "Towards Holy Mary" Wednesdays at 3 pm, "Maximilian1 in a Nutshell" daily at 3.30 pm. Meeting point: foyer.
The exhibition "Maximilian1" stays closed from May 10 to 24, 2023.
The Imperial Court is open all year round (except maintenance works from early January to early February). The Imperial Garden is open from April to October, daily from 6 am to 10 pm.