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Innsbruck, Tirol, and Vorarlberg Sights

Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

  • Rennweg 1 Map It
  • Innsbruck
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 08/19/2014

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One of Innsbruck's most historic attractions is the Hofburg, or Imperial Palace, which Maximilian I and Archduke Sigmund the Rich commissioned to be built in late Gothic style in the 15th century. Center stage is the Giant's Hall —designated a marvel of the 18th century as soon as it was topped off with its magnificent trompe-l'oeil ceiling painted by Franz Anton Maulpertsch in 1775. The rococo decoration and the portraits of Habsburg ancestors in the ornate white-and-gold great reception hall were added in the 18th century by the Empress Maria Theresa; look for the portrait of "Primal" (primrose)—to use the childhood nickname of the empress's daughter, Marie-Antoinette. On the first floor is the Alpine Club Museum, open daily all-year round 9am tto 5pm.

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Rennweg 1, Innsbruck, Tirol, A-6020, Austria

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Sight Details:

  • €8
  • Daily 9–5 (to 7 pm Wed, Mar.–Aug.). Last admission half hour before closing. Tours daily at 11 and 2

Updated 08/19/2014


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