Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck

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    Castle Ambras
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    The castle Ambas is splendid

    by desert_princess Written Aug 13, 2012

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    Castle Ambras

    and is definitely worth a visit. The park is quite big and in excellent condition. There is a pond with ducks and black swans, a children playground, botanical garden, mase, fountains waterfalls, brigdes....

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    Schloss Ambras.

    by Maurizioago Updated Jul 13, 2008

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    This reinassance castle was built by archduke Ferdinand II in the 16th century on the remains of a Medieval fortress. It is divided into lower and upper castle. Ambras Castle has a very large room called Spanish Hall; a paintings gallery, a collections of armours and weapons and a room with many exotic things.

    This castle is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. December to march; daily. From 2 to 5 p. m. It is closed in november.

    Ambras Castle is located some 3 km. southeast of the city center. Take tram n. 3 or 6 from Hauptbahnhof (the main train station) to go there, or the Sightseer (the tourist bus).

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    The Schloss

    by Joemidwest Updated Mar 26, 2005

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    Schloss Ambras

    Great grounds and architecture. Inside is definately worth a look, but mostly empty. There is a good restaurant on the grounds. If a Greek waiter there asks if you are learning any German, say "yes", otherwise he might call you "stupid". He was really very funny if you didn't mind getting picked on a little.

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    Schloss Ambras

    by keeweechic Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The romantic Rennaissance Schloss Ambras (Ambras Castle) is 2km southeast of the centre and accessible by tram #6. It was the home of sixteenth-century Archduke Ferdinand of Tirol, and still houses his cabinet of curiosities, a strange collection of artworks and objects from around the globe.

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    Visit Schloss Ambras, a castle...

    by goingplaces Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Visit Schloss Ambras, a castle located about 10 minutes from Innsbruck. You can pay admission and walk through yourself, or you can arrange a guided tour, which I suggest. A visit to the grounds is free, and I imagine it is a great place to picnic. We were there while it was snowing and cold, and the place had a magical feel to it. Peacocks roam the grounds. And a bit of trivia: It is the only castle in Europe whose Great Hall is a separate building from the actual castle.

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