Tickets for the Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck
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Tickets for the Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck

Availability: Everyday
Printed ticket only
Validity: Flexible
Do this because
  • Explore at your leisure and spend more time at your favourite parts
  • Avoid the ticket line and walk right in to spend more time with the art
  • Come face-to-face with a variety of works and appreciate them with your own eyes
What to expect

In the provincial sovereign of Tyrol, Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-95), son of Emperor Ferdinand l, ordered that the mediaeval fortress at Ambras be turned into a Renaissance castle for his wife Philippine Welser. He also commissioned the building of a separately designed museum complex to house his world-famous collections. Constructed according to the most advanced ideas of its time, it is an eminent precursor of our modern-day museums and has been preserved at its original site to this day.

The armories are comprised of rare examples of 15th century jousting armour from the collections of Emperor Maximilian I, suits of armour of famous 16th century commanders, the Archduke’s private armour, the armour of the court of Innsbruck, and weapons from the Thirty Years’ War. In the Chamber of Arts and Curiosities this important patron of the Habsburg family collected all manner of exhibits both precious and curious, rare and singular. Nature and art were grouped together in one room, in keeping with the program of encyclopaedic collections of the Renaissance.

The Spanish Hall is one of the most important freestanding halls of the Renaissance.

Ferdinand’s residential quarters were located in the Upper Castle. Today the following permanent exhibitions are open to visitors: The History of Castle Ambras; The Post Is Here! Postmaster Portraits of the Taxis-Bordogna Family; and the Strasser Glass Collection. The Collection of Gothic Sculpture and the Habsburg Portrait Gallery are also open during the summer season. The paintings include works by famous painters such as Hans Burgkmair, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Peter Paul Rubens, and others.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
What's not included
  • Parking
  • Audio guide (can be purchased on site)
  • Additional exhibitions
Reduced price
  • Children and Youth aged (0-18): Free
  • Senior (from 65 years): reduced
  • Student (up to 25 years): reduced
Where

Schlossstraße 20, 6020 Innsbruck - Austria

Meeting point:

Present your voucher at the cashdesk upon entering the Schloss Ambras.

What to remember
  • Please print out your voucher and present it at the cashdesk
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When
  • Daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Museum is closed in November
  • The Ambras Portrait Gallery is open only from April to October

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Provider
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
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