Ambras Castle

April 16, 2023


Surrounded by an idyllic palace garden, Ambras Castle lies high above Innsbruck.

It was first mentioned in the 11th century and fell to the Habsburgs in 1363, who later expanded it into a magnificent palace.

The magnificent Ambras art collections with the Wunderkammer, the Rüstkammern and the Antiquarium, founded by Archduke Ferdinand II, are still housed in the castle today. More than 200 paintings are on display in the Habsburg Portrait Gallery, including works by famous artists such as Lukas Cranach, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthonis van Dyck and Diego Velásquez. The ground floor of the High Castle houses a collection of late medieval sculptures and the George Altar of Emperor Maximilian I.