Schloss AmbrasCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Schloss Strasse 20, Innsbruck 6020, Austria, 6020
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +43-1525244802
- Fax: +1-01525244899
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Social, Arts, Art Dealers And Galleries
Schloss Ambras - Review
Yet another castle with a love story behind it, after the Beast’s castle in Beauty & the Beast the Schloss Ambras will be your second favorite castle. The Schloss Ambras is essentially a 10th century castle that was revamped by the Archduke Ferdinand II for his bride, a commoner. Ferdinand II was given permission to marry Philippine Welser as long as the married couple would live outside the city limits.
Painting a perfect picture of a castle perched on a hill, the Schloss Ambras, a symbol of love if you will, makes for quite a heart-warming visit. The fortress turned castle sports a Spanish Hall 43 meters in length and a sunken bath that was the sign of royalty and wealth.
The castle for tourist purposes has been divided into two sections- the upper castle and the lower castle. The upper section houses serves as an art gallery where portraits of people of the Habsburg House whilst the bottom half of the castle is more like a museum where all the armaments are up on display including the Art & Curiosity Cabinet. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Innsbruck itinerary 2 days.
Schloss Ambras Ticket Prices
- April to October: Annual pass - 34 Euros
- Adult - 10 Euros
- Reduced - 7 Euros
- Family ticket - 18 Euros
- Group pp (minimum 10 people) - 7 Euros
- Children and adolescents under 19 years - Free
- December to March: Annual pass - 34 Euros
- Adult - 7 Euros
- Reduced - 5 Euros
- Family ticket - 12 Euros
- Group pp (minimum 10 people) - 5 Euros
- Children and adolescents under 19 years - Free
- There is a sight-seer (hop on/hop off) bus that runs to and from Hauptbahnhof and Hofburg stations up to the castle.
How To reach Schloss Ambras by Public Transport
- Innsbruck Schloss Ambras (Aldranser Straße) (Bus No 4134)
Restaurants Near Schloss Ambras
- Bierwirt (Austrian cuisine served)
- Vapiano (Italian cuisine served)
- Piano bar (Austrian cuisine served)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Schloss Ambras
95% of people who visit Innsbruck include Schloss Ambras in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
87.55% of people start their Schloss Ambras visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Schloss Ambras
91.45% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Schloss Ambras
People normally club together Glockengiesserei Grassmayr and Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Tyrolean Provincial Museum while planning their visit to Schloss Ambras.
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Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck Reviews
Fabulous display of armour and antiquities in a solid castle nestled just outside Innsbruck. A strong history and links to the greats of the Empire at the time. If you drive best to turn up early to get parking... also conveniently on bus routes and tourist bus line. Needs just a morning to complete.
Really nice place, one of the must visit places when you visit Innsbruck. Can be reached by bus but it is a bit far from the city centre but surely one mustn't miss it. The museum inside houses various unique articles eg. various armours ranging from a dwarf to a giant, to the famous portrait of Vlad the Impaler etc. From the park near by one can get one of the best view of the city and the surrounding Austrian Alps.
One can call this castle the pinnacle of Innsbruck. With a bit of luck and extra fee you can try to join a live tour on some time slots. Else an audio guide is highly advisable as with over two hundreds of narratives it shall fabulously widen your museum experience. The lower castle has two levels. The first part of medieval knights and their memorabilia is the least interesting one, I would tip to stroll it quicker. The second collection of wonders and special artefacts is the most interesting. There the audio guide is your best friend. Each section is unique and some exhibits are one of its kind, as chess game in an unorthodox setup. The upper castle contains three floors of paintings of practically every Habsburg in their existence. Then comes the spacious Spanish Hall. The place offers magnificent views overlooking the mountains and the town and the walk in surrounding parks is very pleasant too. Do enjoy.
There are a lot of castles in Europe. This one was one of the most interesting for our family. The Hall of Art and Curiosities was the most interesting. We spent an easy 2.5 hours there. I recommend the audio tour.
Very nice castle, it deserves a visit overall for the Spanish Room and for the architecture. The park is great. The huge collection of armours and paints is nothing special, you can go fast on those areas.