Amazing collection of portraits to rival any major big city museum. Also a fabulous collection of very high quality curio pieces. Entry is a steal at £10. The Spanish hall is mind blowing. Highlight of the trip.
About Schloss Ambras
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This royal castle on the edge of Innsbruck has plenty to offer; state rooms, a huge park, fabulous exhibition of glass and paintings, and great goulasch soup in the café
We went to see this castle after we had visited famous Bavarian castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. We immediately noticed the difference regarding the crowds. Bavarian castles are just swamped with tourists while there were almost no people in Ambras castle (OK, it was Monday...). And...More
We went to visit the castle at the time of the special exhibit on Archduke Ferdinand II. What a treat! Easy access from downtown Innsbruck (several buses). Four floors of history, well presented. Only set-back: access for handicapped people may be difficult.
THis is a wounderful castle to visit and bigger than you think. It will take you more than a few hours to get around and with the gardens could take over half a day.
Must visit while in Innsbruck. You can drive up here, or hike up from the last stop on the 3 tram line. It's about 20 minutes, and quite the incline. The views on the way up, and once you reach the top are well worth...More
Lovely photographic castle, interesting artifacts. Lots and lots of family portraits which get a bit boring after a while, though we did chuckle at the family trait of a fat bottom lip! Beautiful gardens.
Visited during free time from a RIVIERA TRAVEL escorted tour. Castle lies fifty yards downhill from the hop-on-hop-on bus (Ambras stop). It's a wedding venue, an armoury museum but above all, it's a collection of Hapsburg and von Thurn and Taxis portraits plus family trees....More