the first section you go to is the armoury, which is an amazing collection from the past. The suits of armour were masterpieces by Prague and Innsbruck armourers. The third armoury displays arms and armour from the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648). +43 1 525 24- 4802 [email protected], Schlossstraße 206020 InnsbruckT +43 1 525 24– [email protected] to our Newsletter. It is quite magnificent. It is well laid out and well numbered for you to listen to the relevant bit. The so-called Türkenkammer (Turkish Chamber), is located at the end of the Court Amoury. Archduke Ferdinand II (1529–1595), housed his world-famous extensive collections in the Unterschloss (Lower Castle), the building constructed especially for the museum purpose. Even before the start of construction, he had signed over … +43 1 525 24- 4802 [email protected], Schlossstraße 206020 InnsbruckT +43 1 525 24– [email protected] to our Newsletter. We didn't have time on the first day to go here, and had until 11am to get in. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in United Kingdom. All four of us were in complete agreement that this is a must do. We left after 80 minutes and feel we should stay longer. The second armoury presents Archduke Ferdinand II as the host, organizer, and director of courtly festivities and tournaments. This castle is located close to Innsbruck (10 minutes by car) and offers a nice view of the Alps. It is administratively part of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and belongs to the KHM-Museumsverband. Continue your visit to, Things to do near Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Skip the Line: Ambras Castle in Innsbruck Entrance Ticket, Ask Starnurse2 about Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Ask dempino about Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Ask Shirkas about Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Ask VLucca78 about Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Ask PatriciaRick about Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Ask NJtravelling about Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Hotels near MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Tyrolean Evenings with the Gundolf Family, Points of Interest & Landmarks in Innsbruck, Game & Entertainment Centres in Innsbruck, Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing in Innsbruck, Conference & Convention Centres in Innsbruck, Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen: Tickets & Tours‎, Schloss Ambras Innsbruck: Tickets & Tours‎, Maria-Theresien-Strasse: Tickets & Tours‎, The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl): Tickets & Tours‎, Tyrolean Folk Art Museum: Tickets & Tours‎. He gave the castle to his wife Philippine Welser showing great generosity. Your Donation. Ambras CastleSchlossstraße 20, 6020 Innsbruck, Secretary Tel. Schloss Ambras Innsbruck is a federal museum of the Republic of Austria. In the middle, Ferdinand also included himself among the heroes. Gesellschaft der Freunde von Schloss Ambras. The area of the castle is also very beautiful and green. The higher you go, the more it becomes a portrait gallery of the times, and far less items are numbered. Access for visitors with impaired mobility, Jahreskarte (Annual Ticket) &Annual Ticket U25, The Bathing Chambers of Philippine Welser, Gesellschaft der Freunde von Schloss Ambras. Thus, the Archduke realised the very first systematic presentation of objects in museum history, based on his novel museum idea of methodically collecting. The paintings are wonderful as is the beautiful woodwork and furniture. After this you cross to the main castle and you arrive at the Spanish Hall. He presented the parade armour to the festivities of his second marriage to Anna Caterina Gonzaga in 1582.The portraits depict famous sixteenth-century commanders, whose arms and armours Ferdinand exhibited in his Heroes’ Armoury. Jump off the hop-on-hop-off bus as part of the Innsbruck card . They come largely from the holdings of the former Vienna arsenal and illustrate the difference between magnificent Renaissance single-pieces to series-produced baroque period’s  armaments. The core of Ferdinand’s collection was the Heldenrüstkammer (Heroes’ Armoury). Ambras Castle Innsbruck is one of the main attractions in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps.