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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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  • 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 »
  • I would recommend this church when visiting Innsbruck as it has two long lines of large statues. Also the ceiling is spectacular in its simplicity compared to some others - very beautiful. 
    I would recommend this church when visiting Innsbruck as it has two long lines of large statues. Also the ceiling is spectacular in its simplicity compared to some others - very beautiful.  more »
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  • The roomy hall church is dominated by the beautiful cenotaph of Emperor Maximilian I with its 28 bronze statues, larger than life. The 24 beautifully carved white marble reliefs depict scenes from Maximilian's life, on which one can spend a lot of time admiring the rich details. Very impressive, a must-see.
  • Great place to visit in Innsbruck, I liked it place, would like to be here again, maybe in wintertime

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