Court Church Innsbruck

The Court Church is above all known for the grave of the emperor Maximilian I and the “Black Men”.

On the edge of the historic district of Innsbruck, between the Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage and the Imperial Court, there is the famous Court Church (Hofkirche Innsbruck). On his death-bed, the emperor Maximilian I (1459 - 1519) expressed his wish to be sepulchered in the St. George's Chapel in the Wiener Neustadt Castle. This wish was fulfilled, but the 40 bronze statues which were commissioned for his grave-site came out to be too heavy for this place.

So his grandchild, Ferdinand I, had a separate church with an empty grave (cenotaph) established. The 40 larger than life-sized statues have, however, never been completed and only 28 were finally brought into being. These "Black Men" (Schwarze Mander) flank the grave-site and give the church the by-name "Black Men Church". Nevertheless the expression is not correct, as the bronze statues also comprise women, among them the two wives of Maximilian I.

Today the Court Church is the most significant monument of Tyrol and the most striking emperor's grave-site of Europe. It is an exemplary piece of European court art, as the best artists of those days such as Albrecht Dürer and Peter Vischer the Elder were involved. Also the Tyrolean freedom fighter Andreas Hofer is sepulchered here. A further highlight is the Ebert Organ of the Renaissance period, one of the most striking and ancient organs worldwide that is still in use.

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Opening times

  • Sun 26 Jun 12:30 - 17:00
  • Mon 27 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 28 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 29 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 30 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 01 Jul 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 02 Jul 09:00 - 17:00

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Spring - summer 2022 (04/01/2022 - 11/06/2022)

  • 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 12:30 - 17:00

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) 12:30 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) 12:30 - 17:00

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2022 (05/26/2022) 12:30 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 12:30 - 17:00

Corpus Christi 2022 (06/16/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 12:30 - 17:00

Austrian National Day 2022 (10/26/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2022 (11/01/2022) 12:30 - 17:00

Admission

single admission to the Court Church Innsbruck:
€ 8.00 adults
€ 6.00 seniors
€ 6.00 students (up to 26 years)
€ 6.00 groups (more than 10 persons)

free for children and young people under 19 years
free for school classes and people with disabilities
free with the Innsbruck Card and the Freizeit Ticket Tyrol

combined ticket Court Church and THE TYROL PANORAMA:
€ 9.00 adults
€ 7.00 seniors
€ 7.00 students (up to 26 years)
€ 7.00 groups (more than 10 persons)

combined ticket for the Tyrolean State Museums:
€ 12.00 adults
€ 9.00 seniors
€ 9.00 students (up to 26 years)
€ 9.00 groups (more than 10 persons)

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The combined ticket for the Tyrolean State Museums is valid for the five museums (Ferdinandeum, Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage, Court Church, Museum at the Armoury Innsbruck, THE TYROL PANORAMA with Kaiserjäger Museum) and for the TaxisPalais - Art Gallery Tyrol.

The Court Church stays open all year round, access through the Museum of Tyrolean Heritage.

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