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Ambras Castle

High in the hills above Innsbruck, one of the most important sights houses some of the most important cultural works in the country.

The Ambras Palace, located in Innsbruck, was built by Archduke Ferdinand II half a millennium ago, and has played host to an invaluable collection of art and artifacts ever since.

You can't tell the story of Austria's history without telling that of Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595), a renaissance prince who elevated the nation's arts and sciences in his lifetime -- and in the centuries to come, via the sumptuous Ambras collections.

This assemblage of historic pieces resides in the grand Ambras Palace, perched in splendor above Innsbruck. The institution features a reconstruction of the Archduke's Gallery of Arts and the Gallery of Wonders (Wunderkammer), the armory and the Hall of Antiquities.

The residential rooms of the upper palace now house a Habsburg portrait gallery, with paintings of Albrecht III (1349-1395) to Emperor Franz I (1768-1835). More than 200 pieces by famous old masters are on display, including Titian, Lukas Cranach and Diego Velásquez. The most important showpiece of the late-medieval works: the Georg Altar of the Emperor Maximilian I.

Virtual tour of Ambras Castle in Innsbruck

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  • Ambras Palace, Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck / Christof Lackner Ambras Palace, Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck / Christof Lackner
  • Ambras Castle in Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck / Bernhard Aichner Ambras Castle in Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck / Bernhard Aichner
  • Innbruck's City Tower © TVB Innsbruck Innbruck's City Tower © TVB Innsbruck

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Ambras Castle in Innsbruck

Ambras Castle

Schlossstraße 20
6020 Innsbruck

Telephone: +43 1 525 24 – 4802
Fax: F +43 1 525 24 – 4899

Ambras Castle

Schlossstraße 20
6020 Innsbruck

Telephone: +43 1 525 24 – 4802
Fax: F +43 1 525 24 – 4899

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