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

  • Mon 30 Jan 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 31 Jan 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 01 Feb 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 02 Feb 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 03 Feb 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 04 Feb 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 05 Feb 12:30 - 17:00

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Winter 2022/23 (11/14/2022 - 03/31/2023)

  • 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

Immaculate Conception 2022 (12/08/2022) 12:30 - 17:00

Christmas' Eve 2022 (12/24/2022) 09:00 - 16:00

Christmas 2022 (12/25/2022) 12:30 - 17:00

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

New Year's Eve 2022 (12/31/2022) 09:00 - 14:00

New Year 2023 (01/01/2023) 12:30 - 17:00

Epiphany 2023 (01/06/2023) 12:30 - 17:00

Pancake Tuesday 2023 (02/21/2023) 09:00 - 12:00

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 church stays open all year round, access through the Museum of Tyrolean Heritage. Access through the front gate on Dec 24 and 25 and Jan 1. Free admission on Austrian National Day (Oct 26, 2022), Christmas' Eve (Dec 24, 2022), Christmas Day (Dec 25, 2022) and New Year (Jan 1, 2023).

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