Hofkirche, Court Church Of InnsbruckCurrently Closed
- Address: Universitätsstrasse 2, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +43-512584302
- Ticket Price: 4 EUR
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Monument, Statue, Family And Kids, Tomb
The one word guaranteed to come flying out of you as soon as you step into Austria’s finest royal court church is “wow”. The sheer grandeur will render you dum founded. But after you’ve gathered your wits about you, the beauty of the Hofkirche will become more apparent. Commissioned by Ferdinand I in 1553, the guest of honor is Emperor Maximilian I, though he actually isn’t buried here. The late Emperor’s tomb and its surrounding embellishments are one of the best examples of German Renaissance sculpting you will ever come across.
The tomb is carved out of black marble and depicts important life events of the Emperor; the tomb is set between 28 other statues, said to be of his ancestors- the most notable being King Arthur of England, guarding the tomb. The Gothic style church has a lovely Renaissance styled porch, a nave and a 16th century chapel with an altar and a statue of Madonna watching over the proceedings.
The best time to visit would be before the sun comes up as the sun shines directly on the altar, making it impossible to take a good picture. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Innsbruck itinerary 2 days.
- 4.45€ ($7.10) adults
- 1.50€ ($2.40) students or children
- Free for children 5 and under
- Innsbruck Museumstrasse (Bus Stop)
- Stiftskeller (Austrian cuisine served)
- Cafe Sacher
- Strudel-Cafe Kroell (Delicatessen)
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85.5% of people who visit Innsbruck include Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
48.51% of people start their Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck
59.3% of people prefer walking in order to reach Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck
Historic church, with mock grave of Emperor Maximilian. I've enjoyed the tour very much but it could also be the excellent tourist guide we've had
If you are looking for a beautiful mausoleum to an important emporer then this is it and the attached museum has a great collection of local Tyrolean artifacts from the past.
There's a statue of King Arthur here. Would also recommend the audio guide; otherwise I would have missed out on King Arthur. It's also one of the more unique churches I've seen; it's part of the museum and there's literally a coffin in the middle of the place, and it's flanked by statues.
Its a must go destination in Innsbruck. the ticket for all the museums is just €11 and it takes at least one day to enjoy them all. special one is the the church which is one of a kind. not people at all and its warm there is coffee, too.
Just a church, without much difference from other churches in Europe.