Hofburg – Innsbruck’s Imperial Palace

One of the most important cultural buildings in Austria

In the same way Hofburg and Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna are iconic buildings, Innsbruck’s Imperial Palace plays in a class of its own as well. These three are the most important historical buildings of their kind in Austria. Emperor Maximilian I was responsible for the completion of Innsbruck’s Imperial Palace in 1519. 

Viennese Late Baroque under Maria Theresa

Around 250 years later, the Imperial Palace in Innsbruck underwent a redesign. The Holy Roman Empress had the artists Constantine von Walter and Nicolaus Parcassi travel to Innsbruck to bring the Viennese late Baroque style to the Alpine capital. 


Innenraum der Hofburg von Innsbruck

Wedding Site of Leopold II

Den Räumlichkeiten der Hofburg Innsbruck wurde im Jahre 1765 große Ehre zuteil, denn Maria Theresia lies hier die Vermählung ihres Sohnes Leopold II. mit Maria Ludovica von Bourbon ausrichten. 2.000 Personen, als geladene Gäste und Großteils Zuseher, nahmen an der Feier teil, die rund 14 Tage andauerte


Innsbruck’s Imperial Palace was greatly honoured in 1765, when Empress Maria Theresa selected it as the site of the mar-riage between her son Leopold II and Maria Luisa of Spain. 2,000 invited guests and spectators took part in the celebration, which lasted about 14 days.

Innenausstattung der Hofburg von Innsbruck

Residence of Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Elisabeth

Visitors of the Imperial Palace in Innsbruck especially appreciate the Apartment of Empress Elisabeth. Even though the Empress only stayed a few times in Innsbruck, the Viennese court artist, August La Vigne, staged the rooms in the Rococo style with finest silk fabrics. Emperor Franz Joseph, on the other hand, regularly used the Tyrolean Residence.

Innenraum der Hofburg von Innsbruck

A historical sight

SKI plus CITY Pass Stubai Innsbruck holders can follow along the stately path of the historic sights in Innsbruck. The state rooms with the Guard Hall, the Giants’ Hall, which is the most important festival hall in Western Austria, and the Salon provide insight into the rich treasures of bygone ages. The magnificent staircase houses a collection of portraits of the Habsburgs


The Imperial Apartments, the South Tower, the chapel, and the chapel vestibule take you back to imperial times. The "Gothic Cellar" impresses with its vault and is a popular venue to this day. Additionally, hundreds of exhibits in the museum shed light on life at court. 

Opening hours Museum

Opening Hours Museum

January to December:

09:00 am to 05:00 pm
last admission 04:30 pm

Subject to change

Closed from 08.01.2024 to 04.02.2024

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