Like Schönbrunn Palace and the Vienna Hofburg, it is one of Austria's most important historical buildings. A visit to the Imperial Apartments in the Innsbruck Hofburg is like a journey through time and the history of art.
The Innsbruck Hofburg, formerly the residence of Emperor Maximilian, owes its appearance as we see it today to Maria Theresa. The rococo facade, the Court Chapel and the State Rooms reflect her tastes.
Maria Theresa's state rooms
After the death of her husband, the Empress had the palace furnished as a memorial. In the Giant's Hall the portraits of her 16 children are a demonstration of the fertility and political power of an exceptional monarch.
Apartment of Empress Elisabeth
The Inner Apartment was refurbished for Empress Elisabeth, also known as Sisi,in the middle of the 19th century. The living rooms, which were used more by Emperor Franz Joseph than his wife, have been preserved as a historical ensemble in the style of the Second Rococo.
The new furniture collection area includes rare chairs from the period of Maria Theresa, which were discovered by chance, as well as original chairs made by the Innsbruck Court Joiner Johann Geyr, bentwood furniture made by the Thonet brothers and servants' chairs.
Past and present
Themed rooms where short films, documents, photos and video interviews can be seen offer insights into historical caesuras and surprising lines of continuity.
Tickets are valid for one year from the day of issue.
The ticket is for one visit to the Imperial Apartments of Innsbruck Hofburg.
Concession tickets can only be purchased at the museum ticket office.
Free admission for children and young people up to the age of 19.
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
The Innsbruck Hofburg is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. including on national holidays.
Please refer to our website to check for dates when the Hofburg is closed for events or for maintenance, cleaning and restoration work: www.hofburg-innsbruck.at
Barrier-free access: The Imperial Apartments are accessible via ramps and/or lift.