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Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

Product ID: 19605
At Schloss Ambras, you can dive into the life and the passion for collecting of the Renaissance Prince Archduke Ferdinand II. You can admire paintings of great painters, see scientific objects and marvel at stately suits of armor.
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  • See the unique chamber of art and wonders (Kunst - und Wunderkammer) with priceless objects
  • Marvel at objects made of ivory or coral, portraits of people who were considered miracles and scientific objects
  • See rare tournament armor, ceremonial armor for courtly festivals and the armor of famous generals in the armory
  • Admire more than 200 paintings in the Habsburg portrait gallery
Full description
The wonderful World of the Renaissance

Schloss Ambras is one of the most important sights of Innsbruck.
At Schloss Ambras you can immerse yourself in the life and the passion for collecting of the Renaissance prince Ferdinand II (1529 - 1595): Discover his chamber of art and wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer), his armories, and his Antiquarium. Admire the Habsburg portrait gallery with paintings from the time of Albrecht III (1349 – 1395) to the reign of Emperor Franz II (I) (1768 – 1835). The exhibition holds more than 200 paintings of the great masters, including the most valuable works of Lukas Cranach, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Peter Paul Rubens, Anton van Dyck and Diego Velázquez.

The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) at Schloss Ambras

The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) of the Renaissance is an encyclopedic, universal collection, which contains the entire knowledge of the time. The collection contains not only outstanding works of art such as the Tödlein, but also scientific objects such as the attachment with compass (Aufsatz mit Kompass), objects from distant countries, such as the "Ryukyu bowl" (Ryuku-Schale), rare products of nature, corals, portraits of people who were considered "miracles" such as the hairy man (Haarmensch) and fascinating games as well as unusual musical instruments.

The Armories

In the Armories, among other things, you will find rare tournament armor, ceremonial armor for courtly feasts, the armor of famous generals and the Turkish Chamber (Türkenkammer) of Ferdinand II, which documents both the fear of the Turks and the enthusiasm for the Orient in the 16th century.
  • Admission to Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck
What’s Not Included
  • Audio guide and guided tour (you can come with a private tour guide)

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Meeting point

Schloss Ambras, Schlossstrasse 20, 6020 Innsbruck

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Arrangements for the free admission of tour guides:

Only 1 tour guide per group (voucher booking) receives free admission if they accompany the group to the museum.

A group consists of at least 10 people. For groups with less than 10 people, no free admission for a guide will be provided. An additional tour guide and an accompanying person will be charged as regular paying visitors.

State-certified tourist guides always receive free admission.
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based on 19 reviews

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A visit to the Ambras castle is certainly recommended.

The visit to the castle was very pleasant; easy to reach, despite the rather critical climatic situation due to the abundant snowfall that has unfortunately made it impossible for us to visit the garden that surrounds it. Inside you can find several collections of interesting paintings and art objects and above all a rich collection of armor, the Spanish Room, the chapel of San Nicola, the Strasser glass collection

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January 18, 2019

Very interesting

August 9, 2019

Great exhibition, nice and helpful staff

August 5, 2019

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Kunsthistorisches Museum

Product ID: 19605