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

  • Wed 19 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 22 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 23 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 24 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 25 Jun 09:00 - 17:00

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Full timetables
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Spring 2024 (15/04/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • 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 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • 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

Reduced opening 2024 (18/06/2024) 09:00 - 16:30

Reduced opening 2024 (07/08/2024) 09:00 - 16:00

Reduced opening 2024 (10/08/2024) 09:00 - 12:00

Special closure 2024 (14/08/2024) closed

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 30/11/2024)

  • 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

Austrian National Day 2024 (26/10/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Admission

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

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

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

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guided tours (about 1 hour):
€ 3.50 adults
€ 2.50 students
€ 2.50 seniors
€ 2.50 people with disabilities
€ 50.00 group flat-rate (Imperial Court)
€ 65.00 group flat-rate (special exhibitions)

free for children and young people up to 19 years

More information

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 at the foyer of the Imperial Court of Innsbruck.

The Imperial Court of Innsbruck stays open every day all year round (except single closure days and during the maintenance works from early January to early February), the Imperial Garden is open from April to October from 6 am to 10 pm, from November to March from 7 am to 5.30 pm.

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