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Habsburg portrait gallery

The Portrait Gallery contains over 200 likenesses, including paintings by Lukas Cranach, Titian, Anton van Dyck and Diego Velázquez. Most of the Habsburgs and numerous other rulers are represented by portraits—including Emperor Maximilian I, Emperor Charles V, King Phillip II of Spain, the young Maria Theresia and Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Of special interest are the numerous portraits of children, such as the picture of the three-year-old Eleonora Gonzaga which is attributed to Rubens.

No family influenced the history of Europe over the centuries to the extent that the Habsburgs did. From the 15th to the early 20th century, they provided numerous Emperors and Kings and were related either by blood or by marriage to nearly every important European dynasty. The portrait gallery offers not only a walk through the history of a European ruling house, but also affords the viewer a unique overview of courtly portraiture from the late Gothic era to Classicism.

The Portrait Gallery is located in the Upper Castle, where the living quarters were during the time of Ferdinand II.

Information

Ambras Castle
Schlossstraße 20, 6020 Innsbruck

Opening hours
daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission till half an hour before closing time.

Closed during November!

The Habsburg portrait gallery and the Collection of gothic sculptures are open April to October!

Holiday opening hours

Secretary
Tel. +43 1 525 24- 4802
info.ambras@khm.at

 

 

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