Schloss Ambras Travel Guide

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Schloss Ambras Things to Do

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    The Park at Ambras

    by zadunajska8 Written Jul 11, 2012

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    The Park surrounding the Castle at Schloss Ambras is a beautifully maintained garden and a great place to go for a picnic or a walk (although walking options are in no short supply in this area!). The area around the pond seems particularly popular as you'll get to meet some very friendly ducks and geese.

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    The Spanish Hall

    by zadunajska8 Written Jul 9, 2012

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    The Spanish Hall is undoubtedly my favourite room in the castle.

    It was built by Arch Duke Ferdinand II between 1569-1572. The hall is 43 m long and the walls are painted with the images of 27 Habsburg Tyrolean princely figures.

    Today the hall is used for classical concerts.

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    The Armour Collection

    by zadunajska8 Written Jul 9, 2012

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    The Armour Collection (or Rustkammer) at Schloss Ambras was instigated by Arch Duke Ferdinand II and includes his wedding armour and the 2.6m tall armour created for the giant warrior Bartlma Bon.

    Although this isn't the sort of museum which normally enthralls me I must say that the displays are well captioned and explained in both English and German and at least vaguely interesting.

    The entrance fee is included in the ticket for the castle and the entrance to the museum is in the castle ticket office/gift shop.

    One unique thing here is that you don't get deposited in a gift shop on the way out of the museum.

    If you look up the ceilings in some of the rooms are magnificent!

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Schloss Ambras Transportation

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    By Tram to Schloss Ambras

    by zadunajska8 Written Jul 11, 2012

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    The easiest way to reach Schloss Ambras is on the Tram from either Innsbruck or Igls.

    The route number 6 takes a lovely route through the forest from Bergisel to the village of Igls and the stop Tummelplatz is a short walk (3 to 5 minutes) from the entrance to Schloss Ambras Park, just follow the signs down the steep slope.

    This tram route is part of the ticketing for Innsbruck's IVB public transport system.

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