Ambras Castle, Innsbruck (Austria)

Ambras Castle is a Renaissance castle and palace located in the hills above Innsbruck Austria. Ambras Castle is 632 meters above sea level. Considered one of the most popular tourist attractions of Tyrol Ambras Castle was built in the 16th century on the spot of an earlier 10th-century castle which became the seat of power for the Counts of Andechs. The cultural and historical importance of the Castle is closely connected with Archduke Ferdinand II and served as his familys residence from 1567 to 1595. Ferdinand was one of historys most prominent collectors of art. The princely sovereign of Tyrol son of Emperor Ferdinand I ordered that the medieval fortress at Ambras be turned into a Renaissance castle as a gift for his wife Philippine Welser.

Schlo stra e 20 6020 Innsbruck Austria
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