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

  • Thu 20 Jan 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 21 Jan 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 22 Jan 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 23 Jan 12:30 - 17:00
  • Mon 24 Jan 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 25 Jan 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 26 Jan 09:00 - 17:00

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Winter 2021/22 (11/01/2021 - 04/30/2022)

  • 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

All Saints 2021 (11/01/2021) 12:30 - 17:00

Immaculate Conception 2021 (12/08/2021) 12:30 - 17:00

Christmas Eve 2021 - free admission (12/24/2021) 09:00 - 13:00

Christmas 2021 (12/25/2021) 12:30 - 17:00

Boxing Day 2021 (12/26/2021) 12:30 - 17:00

New Year's Eve 2021 (12/31/2021) 09:00 - 14:00

New Year 2022 (01/01/2022) 12:30 - 17:00

Epiphany 2022 (01/06/2022) 12:30 - 17:00

Pancake Tuesday 2022 (03/01/2022) 09:00 - 12:00

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

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

Summer 2022 (05/01/2022 - 10/31/2022)

  • 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

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

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

Whit Sunday 2022 (06/05/2022) 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

Admission

combined ticket (5 Tyrolean State Museums):
€ 12.00 adults
€ 9.00 seniors, students (up to 27 years)
€ 9.00 groups (min. 10 persons)

single ticket for the Court Church:
€ 8.00 adults
€ 6.00 seniors, students (up to 27 years)
€ 6.00 groups (min. 10 persons)

free admission under 19 years
free for school classes and people with disabilities
free with the Innsbruck Card and the Freizeitticket Tirol

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Access through the Museum of Tyrolean Heritage, on Dec 25 and Jan 1 through the main gate.

The Court Church stays open all year round, also on public holidays.

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