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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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  • A great step into history. The pamphlet provided sufficient explanation and guided us well. The intricate statues and crypt kept us mesmerized and in of the mix of imagination and craftsmanship. 
    A great step into history. The pamphlet provided sufficient explanation and guided us well. The intricate statues and crypt kept us mesmerized and in of the mix of imagination and craftsmanship.  more »
  • Well worth the small entry fee. The bronzes are impressive and the history of the place is interesting if you are an aficionado of European politics in the 15th- 19th centuries. 
    Well worth the small entry fee. The bronzes are impressive and the history of the place is interesting if you are an aficionado of European politics in the 15th- 19th centuries.  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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