The Imperial Palace (Hofburg) Innsbruck represents a significant part of the architectural patrimony of the Republic of Austria. Located in the heart of the Tyrolean capital, it has seen many rulers come and go, the most famous of whom were Maximilian, Maria Theresia and Sisi.
Emperor Maximilian I extended the Imperial Palace built by his predecessors and added the Wappenturm or Crest Tower and the Golden Hall. Another extension to the Imperial Palace was the armoury, where the Noblewomen’s Collegiate Foundation founded by Maria Theresia is situated today. Between 1750 and 1770 the Innsbruck Imperial Palace was reconfigured in the Baroque style. Later, in the 19th century, the apartment of Empress Elisabeth, which today has been faithfully restored, was created.
On the 500th anniversary of the death of Maximilian in 2019, using modern technology to set the scene, together with digital media, the Burghauptmannschaft Österreich organised a permanent exhibition dedicated to the personality of Emperor Maximilian and his times. From May 2023, the permanent exhibition Maximilian1 will focus on the theme of the
- Discover Empress Maria Theresia’s state rooms and the faithfully restored 19th century apartment of Empress Elisabeth.
- This ticket offers reduced-price entrance to all the attractions of the Imperial Palace Innsbruck.
- 24.5.-31.10.2023: Special exhibition "Emperor Maximilian1 - Highlights of the Innsbruck Hofplattnerei"
The Hofburg Innsbruck is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm.
Last entrance is at 4:30 pm
3.5.-24.5.23 (Maximilian1 closed, Imperial Apartments open)
24.5.23 (Maximilian1 closed, Imperial Apartments closed from 13.00)
20.6.23 (closed from 16.30)
30.9.23 (Maximilian1 open, Imperial Apartments closed)
1.11.-8.11.23 (Maximilian1 closed, Imperial Apartments open)