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 (Kaiserliche Hofburg 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. 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. This is how the Imperial Court of Innsbruck still appears today.

You can visit staterooms like for instance the Giant Hall, a hall with a length 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, and since 2010 the entire museum has been reopened for the public. The restored staircase 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. The Dressing Room, however, marks the beginning of the private quarters in the Imperial Apartments. In 2019, the museum experience has been completed by the exhibitipon of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor. Regarding accessibility, the museum has been awarded the Golden Wheelchair.

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Opening times

  • Fri 24 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 25 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 26 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 27 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 28 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 29 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 30 Sep 09:00 - 17:00

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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


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

free for children and young people up to 19 years

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

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