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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Address: Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
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+43 4351 2587186

In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up...

In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past, such as Empress Maria Theresa and “Sisi”: Innsbruck’s Hofburg, one of the three most important historical buildings in Austria, was once a favorite residence of the Habsburgs.

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Very interesting building for anyone interested in pre WW1 Austria. The building is quite plain from the outside but don't let that put you of. The ballroom is absolutely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Hofburg with our 4 children. They find palaces etc interesting when there is an audio guide but slow and difficult if you have to read every sign. However we could not get an audio guide as we did not have our passport or licence with us !!! We had a photo of our passport and a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting building for anyone interested in pre WW1 Austria. The building is quite plain from the outside but don't let that put you of. The ballroom is absolutely stunning. When you are there you can only imagine what it must have been like to attend a candlelit ball in the 18th and 19th century.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to see the various opulent palace rooms, an insight into palace life and some history of the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this castle in the middle of the city center as I didn't have enough time to visit the Ambras Schloss instead and I really liked it! The main imperial ball room was astonishing, in true Asburgic style, and there also were some beautiful pieces of art, mostly portraits, that deserve to be seen! Given that it is very... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Included with Innsbruck card. A bit out of town but bus goes stright there form central station. Takes around an hour to see and is quite interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We visited on a quiet Sunday afternoon with the price of our ticket included in our Innsbruck card. We happily wondered around looking at the beautiful rooms and stunning architecture. We were so glad we made the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Hofburgs have influnced the city of Innsbruck. Just a few rooms but knowing the lifestyle of the rulers then is quite interesting. Elizabeth our tour guide made it more interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a truly substantial and obviously well maintained building near the park. I did not have time to go inside however was able to walk through the large internal quadrangle. Well worth a look!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Worth a walk through to feel the imperial days. The hug ball room is beautiful as well as the connecting room.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

this attraction looks good from outside .. visited with family in april 2016 .. could not go inside the palace .. has a substantial amount of visitors ..

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