Ambras Castle is one of Innsbruck's most important sights. Its cultural-historical importance is inextricably linked with the personality of Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595), who promoted the arts and sciences as a true Renaissance prince. He founded the magnificent Ambras collections, for which he had a museum complex designed according to the most modern criteria built in the lower castle.
In today's exhibition, an attempt is being made to reconstruct the Archduke's Art and Curiosity Chamber, his hero armory and armory chambers, and his antiquarian book. In the high castle were at Ferdinand times the living rooms. Today, there is the Habsburg portrait gallery on three floors with portraits of Albrecht III. (1349-1395) to see Emperor Franz I (1768-1835). More than 200 portraits are exhibited, among them the most valuable works by well-known artists such as Lukas Cranach, Anton Mor, Titian, van Dyck and Diego Velásquez. On the ground floor of the high castle, the collection of late medieval sculptures is housed, the showpiece of which is the Georgian altar of Emperor Maximilian I. Admire one of the largest glass collections in the world. The Strasser glass collection includes precious Renaissance and Baroque creations from Venice, Bohemia, Silesia and Tyrol.
Telephone number for guided tours: +43 1 525 24 4804