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Zeughaus (Armoury) Innsbruck

The Zeughaus in Innsbruck, part of the Tyrolean State Museums, originally was a weapon stockpile.

The emperor Maximilan I. (1459 - 1519) let the Zeughaus (Armoury) build at the gates of the city of Innsbruck between 1500 and 1505 after armed conflicts with Switzerland. The Zeughaus, located between Sill and the Sill canal, is where once upon a time the artillery of the emperor and artillery pieces and handguns were stored. The old German term "Zeug" was used to mean "gear".

The Armoury consists of a two-wing building with narrow interconnecting sections, surrounding an inner courtyard. From 1964 to 1969, the building was restored and, finally, opened as Regional Museum in 1973. Today it is an outpost of the Ferdinandeum, one of six Tyrolean State Museums, and features its historical and technical collections. It covers topics such as geology and mineralogy in Tyrol and the history of economy and politics, including mining and the reformation period as well as the Freedom Fights of 1809 in Tyrol.

Among the highlights of the museum are the Mining Book of Schwaz from 1556, the first road map of Europe from 1520 and the big globes of Peter Anich from the 18th century. Also different rooms of the historic building can be admired. Furthermore special exhibitions and tours for families are organised in the former armoury, and kids can celebrate their birthday in this building. In summer the inner courtyard is venue for open-air cinema performances and concerts.

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€ 12.00 combined ticket for the 5 Tyrolean State Museums
(Ferdinandeum, Museum of Regional Heritage, Armoury, Court Church, Tirol Panorama)
€ 9.00 combined ticket (reduced - groups of 10 persons and more, students, seniors)

free admission under 19 years and on December 24

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