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Hofkirche, Innsbruck

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Explore the gallery featuring statues of the patron saints of the House of Hapbsurg at Hofkirche, built in 1553 by Emperor Ferdinand I as a memorial to his grandfather Emperor Maximilian I. This Gothic church houses a Renaissance organ described as one of the five most famous organs in the world, as well as the black marble sarcophagus of Emperor Maximilian I, surrounded by 28 sizeable bronze figures of friends, family, and historical figures like King Arthur of England. Admire the high altar with Viennese academic painter Johann Carl Auerbach's depiction of the crucifixion. Start your visit with the multimedia show that takes you through a series of rooms, giving you information about the historical significance of each area. Do'’t forget to visit the 16th-century Silver Chapel up the stairs opposite the entrance to the church. Take a look at our Innsbruck online trip maker to schedule your visit to Hofkirche and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Was surprised how spectacular this was, particularly the mausoleum surrounded by statues. There is a interesting audio visual presentation in the corner of the cloister that is good fun and unusual. 
    Was surprised how spectacular this was, particularly the mausoleum surrounded by statues. There is a interesting audio visual presentation in the corner of the cloister that is good fun and unusual.  more »
  • This church was so unique and special! The entrance is not free, but included in The Innsbruck Card. So worth the visit! The Court Church is also known by locals as “Schwarzmander Church” thanks to... 
    This church was so unique and special! The entrance is not free, but included in The Innsbruck Card. So worth the visit! The Court Church is also known by locals as “Schwarzmander Church” thanks to...  more »
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  • Wonderful church with some truly incredible artifacts. You can visit for a small entrance fee, stow your stuff in a locker for a refundable one euro cost, and visit the small gift shop afterward. Worth visiting.
  • The craftsmanship! the artistry! The most amazing and self-congratulatory testament to one’s own life!!

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