The Ambras Castle in Innsbruck

The Ambras Castle in Innsbruck

The capital of the Austrian province of Tyrol, Innsbruck occupies a narrow area in the valley of the river Inn, bordered by the Alps to the north and south as the river flows from west to east. The link between Innsbruck and the winter games hides the true history of the city and its association with the Habsburgs, particularly with Emperor Maximilian. The Ambras Castle (Schloss Ambras in German) is one of the most popular cultural sites in the provincial capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck and i... [ read more ]

Heritage of the Two

Heritage of the Two “Golden Ages”

Discover the heritage of two "Golden Ages" in Austria. Starting with the first which is around 1500 and the second in the mid 1700. One by Emperor Maximilian I and the latter by Empress Maria Theresia. Ambras Castle The Ambras Castle or Schloss Ambras is situated in the hills above Innsbruck. A worthwhile sight because of its historical and cultural importance. It is closely connected with Archduke Ferdinand II as it has been his residence for thirty-two years. Especially if you like Germa... [ read more ]