Innsbruck, Tirol, and Vorarlberg Sights

Hofkirche (Court Church)

  • Universitätsstrasse 2 Map It
  • Innsbruck
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Close by the Hofburg, the Court Church was built as a mausoleum for Maximilian I (although he is actually buried in Wiener Neustadt, south of Vienna). The emperor's ornate black-marble tomb is surrounded by 24 marble reliefs depicting his accomplishments, as well as 28 larger-than-life-size statues of his ancestors (real and imagined), including the legendary King Arthur of England. Freedom fighter Andreas Hofer is also buried here. Don't miss the 16th-century Silver Chapel, up the stairs opposite the entrance, with its elaborate altar and silver Madonna. The chapel was built in 1578 to be the tomb of Archduke Ferdinand II and his wife, Philippine Welser, the daughter of a rich and powerful merchant family. Visit the chapel for picture-taking in the morning; the blinding afternoon sun comes in directly behind the altar.

Sight Information

Address:

Universitätsstrasse 2, Innsbruck, Tirol, A-6020, Austria

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Phone:

0512-59489–511

Website: www.hofkirche.at

Sight Details:

  • €5; €10 combined ticket with Zeughaus and Ferdinandeum
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 12:30–5

Published 04/07/2016

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