Museums and the Innsbruck Card
Innsbruck is full of museums and churches that deserve a visit. If you get the Innsbruck Card you can see all museums for free, a cable car ride, use public transportation and more. You can purchase a card for 24, 48, or 72 hours. With the Innsbruck card you can visit the art museums, Alpine Zoo, Golden Roof Museum, City Museum, City Tower, Imperial Palace, and the Railway Museum just to name a few! So if you plan your visit well you can really get the most out of your Innsbruck Card. Visit www.innsbruck.info for more information.
A few notes on a couple of museums/locations:
–The Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art has an extensive collection that will truly delight those who appreciate arts and crafts. There are historical rooms and traditional costumes as well.
–The Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art connects to the Court Church (Hofkirche) which houses Andreas Hofer’s tomb, the national hero of Tirol (the region) and Maximilian’s cenotaph. The cenotaph, a monumental empty tomb, is impressive in itself. The cenotaph is made up of 24 stone reliefs that depict events in Maximilian’s life, done with exquisite detail. But you won’t notice the tomb right away for it is surrounded by life size bronze statues, again executed with minute detail. The statues range from King Arthur of England to Leopold III Duke of Austria to Ferdinand II King of Aragon. Walk around and notice all of the statues details, the swords, the shields, a small dragon on a shoulder, the rings on fingers, the armor and more. It’s an impressive sight!
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