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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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  • Larger than life sized black statues of all those people important to Emperor Maximilian. Fantastic details and very realistic. Definitely a must to visit  more »
  • The Hofkirche is actually a MUST for every historically interested visitor of this city and normally forms the conclusion of the previously visited folk art museum. the church is right next door and visitors see huge bronze figures of former princes of Tyrol. The tomb of Maximilian should also be seen there, this is only supposedly, because he wanted to be buried here at the time and had this resting place built. but things changed and he was handed over to Wiener Neustadt after his death and buried. But this should only be mentioned on the margins, because otherwise in the interior of the church is absolutely worth seeing. Visitors are also happy to explain the history in more detail by guides.
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  • If you like highly ornate churches, you'll enjoy this one. Huge painted ceiling frescoes and a beautiful dome. Extremely grand, ornate organ pipes over the entrance if you look back from the alter end of the aisle. The whole alter area is just as grand. It is free to enter but if you want to take photographs you need to buy a €1 photo pass (good for 1 hour) from the automated ticket machines as you go in. A papal paparazzi pass...
  • It is a "Must" place to go. An interior of the church is rather different from most place I have seen. Plus the history of Maximilian tomb is very interesting.
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