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  Schloss Ambras
by Paul2001

The Schloss Ambras is a fine Renaissance castle 2.5 miles south of Innsbruck. At the time of my visit it was the home to the Portrait Gallery of the Museum of Art History that is located in Vienna. To be honest this was not very interesting and can only be recommended for specialists. The rest of the castle is worth seeing however. It has a good collection of medieval armour, medieval sculpture and furniture. The exterior of the castle is rather pretty especially when you view it against the mountain backdrop.
The castle was home of the counts of Tyrol and was originally built by Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria in the 16th century overtop of the ruins of a previous fortification.
The castle is open daily from 10am to 5pm but the hours are considerably shortened during the winter months, from 2pm to 5pm. Admission is 4.5 Euros. It is closed during November.

Address: Schloss Strasse 20
Directions: 2.5 miles south of Innsbruck. City buses #3 and #6 will take you to the castle from the train station.
Phone: 0512/348-446

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 11, 2004
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