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This is the oldest part of the castle, dating back to the 13th century. It houses the Ambras Collection of Portraits, one of the most important collections of Renaissance portraiture in the world.
This beautiful chapel is located in the Upper Castle. It features a stunning altarpiece by Albrecht Dürer. The chapel is also the final resting place of Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria.
This luxurious bathhouse was once used by Philippine Wesler, the wife of Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria. The bathhouse is decorated with beautiful frescoes and features a sunken pool in the center.
The Garden of Paradise is divided into two sections: the Garden of Love and the Garden of Virtue. They’re perfect for a picturesque stroll. The Medicinal Garden features a variety of medicinal plants that were once used by the Habsburgs.
This newer part of the castle dates back to the 16th century. It houses the Armory, a collection of weapons and armor that is one of the oldest in the world. It also houses the Keuchengarten, a labyrinthine garden that was once used for hunting.
A collection of curiosities that includes everything from shrunken heads to musical instruments. The Chamber of Art and Wonders was once used by Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria to entertain his guests.
The Armory includes everything from swords and shields to suits of armor from a bygone era. The collection is a fascinating glimpse into the history of Austrian warfare.
This section includes everything from altarpieces to tombstones. The collection offers a myopic view of the art of the Gothic period. The sculptures are a beautiful and moving testament to the artistry of the Middle Ages.
This labyrinthine garden was once used for hunting. The Keuchengarten is a maze of paths and hedges that is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the Habsburgs. The garden is a popular spot for ghost hunters and those who enjoy a good scare.
Best time to visit: If you’re looking for fewer crowds consider visiting during the spring months of March and April, or during the autumn months of September and October. Visiting during peak seasons allows you to enjoy favorable weather at the cost of higher foot traffic. However, as a general rule, to avoid crowds, it’s recommended to visit during weekdays, near opening or closing hours.
Address: Schlossstraße 20, 6020 Innsbruck | Find on Map
By Bus: Take bus number 4134 from the main train station in Innsbruck. The bus stop is called "Schloss Ambras". It’s 170 m away from the castle.
By Metro/Train: Take the metro line U1 to the Hungerburg station. From there, change to the Hungerburgbahn funicular railway. The funicular will take you up to the Ambras Castle stop. The journey takes about 10 minutes.
By Car: Drive to the Ambras Castle car park. The car park is located at Schlossstrasse. 20, 6020 Innsbruck. The cost of parking is approx €2 per hour.
There’s one bistro present on the premises for visitors to enjoy and grab a bite.
Opening Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM, daily
Location: Upper Castle
The gothic café is located within the castle and sports a dark furnished ambiance amplified by ambient lighting. Here, you can treat your taste buds to authentic hand-made Tyrolean dishes complete with seasonal ingredients.
It’s recommended you purchase your tickets online so that you can enjoy seamless entry. Purchasing your tickets online lets you avoid queuing at the ticket booths and lets you access exclusive deals and discounts.
Tickets to Ambras Castle in Innsbruck cost as low as €16.
Children under 18 years of age can enjoy free admission to the castle. Students below the age of 25, senior citizens, people with disabilities, and their 1 companion, as well as military people, enjoy reduced rates at Ambras Castle.
The best way to buy Ambras Castle tickets is to buy them online. This allows you to avoid long ticketing queues at the booth and gives you a seamless experience with the added benefit of discounts and offers.
Children below the age of 18 enjoy free admission to the castle.
Your Ambras Castle tickets have a super-flexible cancelation policy. You can get a full refund if you cancel your tickets at least 24 hours before your experience begins.
Your tickets are valid up to 3 months post the date of purchase.
Ambras Castle is located in the town of Innsbruck, Austria. The complete address is Schlossstraße 20, 6020 Innsbruck.
The best way to reach Ambras Castle is by taking the metro line U1 to the Hungerburg station and then switching to the Hungerburgbahn funicular railway, which will take you directly to the Ambras Castle stop. This option offers a convenient and scenic journey to the castle. However, you can also opt to travel by bus or car.
Ambras Castle is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM, except during November when it is closed. The Habsburg Portrait Gallery and The Gothic Sculptures Collection are open from April 1 to October 31.