Ambras Castle - Innsbruck - Innsbruck Tirol


7.00 - 10.00 EUR (Admission Fee/Person)


free admission for people to 19 years. Subject to change.

Ambras Palace is delightfully located above Innsbruck and is one of the city´s most noteworthy attractions.

The Castle was built by Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (1529-1595), Count of Tirol, in the 16th century. It´s divided into a lower and an upper castle set in the remains of a medieval fortress. This was Ferdinand´s favorite residence and the center of his court´s cultural life.
The lower castle was planned and constructed by the Archduke as a museum for his various collections, including arms and armor, art, and books, all of which can be seen today. The Wunderkammer (Gallery of Wonders) contains a display of exotic objects like coral, ivory, a rhinoceros´ horn and other artifacts brought back to Europe by the early explorers. The upper part of the palace houses the Habsburg´s Portrait Gallery, an awe-inspiring collection of works by the likes of Lukas Cranach, Anton Mor, Tizian, Van Dyck and Diego Velásquez. The Castle´s most striking and precious feature is the George´s Altar of Emperor Maximilian I.

Schloss Ambras
Schloßstraße 20
6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Tel.: +43(512)348446
Fax: +43(512)361542


Opening Hours:

10am - 5pm

Closed: November + December 25.

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Suitable for
  • Families
  • Wheelchair Users
  • Groups
  • Seniors
  • Guided Tours