Hofkirche, Court Church Of InnsbruckCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- 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
Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck - Review
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.
Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck Ticket Prices
- 4.45€ ($7.10) adults
- 1.50€ ($2.40) students or children
- Free for children 5 and under
How To reach Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck by Public Transport
- Innsbruck Museumstrasse (Bus Stop)
Restaurants Near Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck
- Stiftskeller (Austrian cuisine served)
- Cafe Sacher
- Strudel-Cafe Kroell (Delicatessen)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck
86.07% 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
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Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck, Innsbruck Reviews
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.
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
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.
ask for the multimedia show in your language. if time is not on your side, you won't miss out a lot. 12 minutes of sound and visual installation spread across 3 rooms. the main attraction is the church of course. a real impressive monument awaits!