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Welcome to Ambras Castle, the first museum in the world. We are looking forward to your visit! 

Opening hours

Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed in november

We are open Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Ambras Castle is closed in November.  

The Habsburg Portrait Gallery and the Strasser Glass Collection are open from 22 March to 31 October 2024. Due to construction work the Café & Bistro FERDINAND is temporarily closed.  
The Gothic Sculptures Collection is open from 1 April to 31 October 2024 and also open to the public without a museum ticket.  

The special exhibition 2024 takes place from 20 June to 06 October 2024. 

Ambras Castle Grounds:
Due to the current storm situation, there is an increased number of short-term closures and path closures in the Ambras Castle Grounds. Unrestricted access to the museum is possible at all times via the main gate and the museum cash desk/shop area (Lower Castle) as well as the Ambras Foyer (Upper Castle).
The opening hours of the castle grounds are found on the website of Österreichische Bundesgärten

No advanced ticket booking required. 

Admission prices summer 2024

From 22 March to 31 October 2024:

Adults€ 16
Reduced€ 12
Children & Young Adultsfree
Annual Ticket 7 Museums – 365 Days€ 53
Annual Ticket U25 € 27
Annual Family Ticket€ 84
Bundesmuseen Card€99

 

Admission prices winter 2024/25

From 01 December 2024 (subject to change):

Adults€ 14
Reduced€ 12
Children & Young Adultsfree

 

 

Your online ticket – digitally on your phone or for print. 

Tickets

Getting here

Post bus line 540 from Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof/main train station (via Kaiserschützenplatz – Olympiaworld – Tivoli Stadion) to Schloss Ambras. 

Bus line M (direct)
(towards: Aldrans Fagslung), stop 'Schloss Ambras'. 

Tram line 3
(towards: Amras), stop ‘Philippine-Welser-Strasse’. Then continue on foot 1.2 km, around 10–15 minutes: Amraser Strasse and Tummelplatzweg (steep climb). 

Bus line C
(towards: Luigenstrasse), stop ‘Luigenstrasse’. Then continue on foot 0.6, around 10 minutes: across the castle grounds (steep climb). 

Tram line 6
(towards: Igls train station), stop 'Tummelplatz' or 'Schönruh'. Then continue on foot 0.4 km, around 6 minutes (steep downhill). 
 

More information at: www.ivb.at/en/ 

Please keep in mind that the parking opportunities at Ambras Castle are limited. 

Schlossstrasse is a paid parking zone daily 9 a.m.–7 p.m. (1 euro per half hour, after 5 hours up to 8 euros per day: only coins; no change). There is only one pay-and-display ticket machine near the castle entrance.  

CURRENT NOTICE: Single lane due to the construction site Innsbruck Mitte - L 32 Aldranser Straße in the period from 15 July to probably 25 October 2024. Further information

Please plan at least one hour for your visit to the castle. Art enthusiasts sometimes need longer to marvel at the numerous museum collections. Take a break and enjoy the atmosphere, ideally by visiting FERDINAND Café & Bistro Ambras Castle (currently closed) or talking a walk in the extensive castle grounds

Address

Ambras Castle

Schlossstraße 20
6020 Innsbruck

Map

You may only bring your dog if you are able to carry it, or if your dog is an official assistance dog.

In the castle grounds, dogs are generally welcome if they are kept on a leash.   

Café & Bistro Ferdinand

The Café & Bistro FERDINAND at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck has been open for you again since 01 July 2024. 

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Contact

Schloss Ambras
Schlossstraße 20, 6020 Innsbruck

+43 664 1063325
cafe-ferdinand@gmx.at

Accessibility

Ambras Castle cannot provide barrier-free access to all areas due to its historical structure and related monument protection.

There is public disabled parking in Schlossstrasse in close vicinity to the entrance. The Lower Castle has a barrier-free restroom accessible from outside. Use the Euro Key to open the restroom.
The restrooms in the Upper Castle are barrier-free.

Find out more about how to use the elevators from our staff (cash desk/shop). Wheelchairs are available upon request.    

  • Cash desk/shop: Find out more about how to use the elevators from our staff. Wheelchairs are available upon request. 
  • Armouries
  • Chamber of Art and Wonders  
  • Hall of Antiquities 
  • Small Armoury 
  • Inner courtyard 
  • Chapel of St Nicholas  
  • Bath of Philippine Welser 
  • Habsburg Portrait Gallery 
  • The special exhibitions
  • The Strasser Glass Collection 
  • The post is here! 
  • FERDINAND Café & Bistro 
  • Collection of Gothic Sculptures 
  • Ambras Foyer
  • Paradise and Medicinal Herb Garden

The Spanish Hall is accessible barrier-free via a stair lift. 

Contact for your visit

If you have any questions on admission fees and opening hours, please contact us by telephone +43 1 525 24 – 4802 (Monday to Sunday) or by email to info(at)schlossambras-innsbruck.at (Monday to Friday). 

More information on guided tours at +43 1 525 24 – 4804 or kunstvermittlung(at)schlossambras-innsbruck.at. Monday to Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 

More contacts

Obtain a more complete picture with our Audio Guide

The Audio Guide accompanies you through the collections of Ambras Castle. First, it presents to you the Armoury as well as the Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) in the Lower Castle; subsequently, it guides you through the famous Spanish Hall and the Habsburg Portrait gallery.

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Prices
per person€ 5
Take 2€ 7
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)€ 9
Groups (from 10 people)€ 4
Annual card ownersgratis

Guided tours at the castle

Our arts education team is looking forward to accompanying you through the museum! 

Explore our programme

Please note the maximum group size of 25 people (also valid for externally guided groups booked in advance).

Rates
Public guided tours p.p.€ 6

Group tours
(groups of max. 25 pax)
60-minute tour
90-minute tour



€ 90
€ 140

Public workshop p.p.
Group workshop (120 min., max. 15 pax)
€ 8
€ 180

Free WiFi at the castle

In most areas of Ambras Castle, our visitors may benefit from our free WiFi (Free Museum WiFi). 

Questions & Answers on visiting Ambras Castle

Schlossstrasse is a paid parking zone daily 9 a.m.–7 p.m. (1 euro per half hour, after 5 hours up to 8 euros per day: only coins; no change). There is only one pay-and-display ticket machine near the castle entrance.  

There is a free bus park in Aldranserstrasse, 50 metres after the turn into Schlossstrasse. Take either the stairs or a barrier-free ramp to get to Schlossstrasse and from there in 2 minutes to the castle.  

Take the post bus line 540 from the main train station, the bus line M from the city centre or the bus line C and the tram lines 3 or 6 (10 minutes walk) to get to Ambras Castle. More information at: www.ivb.at/en/

Ambras Castle cannot provide barrier-free access to all areas due to its historical structure and related monument protection. There is an elevator to the Armoury as well as the Chamber of Art and Wonders; there is also a stair lift to the Spanish Hall. At the Upper Castle, the Bath of Philippine Welser, the Chapel of St Nicholas, and the FERDINAND Café & Bistro are accessible without any barriers. (There is currently no barrier-free access to the Habsburg Portrait Gallery, special exhibition galleries, the Strasser Glass Collection, and the Collection of Gothic Sculptures).  

You may only bring your dog if you are able to carry it, or if your dog is an official assistance dog. dogs are generally welcome if they are kept on a leash.

Due to construction work in the Upper Castle area, the Café & Bistro FERDINAND at Ambras Innsbruck Castle is temporarily closed. Refreshments (cold and hot drinks) can be purchased in the cash desk/shop area.

You are welcome to visit the castle grounds only; the opening hours of the castle grounds are found on the website of Österreichische Bundesgärten

Your ticket is valid until 5 p.m. on the day of purchase. 

You do not need to book tickets in advance to visit Ambras Castle unless you wish to book a private tour. Please contact us to book your private tour by telephone +43 1 525 24 – 4804 or by email: kunstvermittlung(at)schlossambras-innsbruck.at.

Public guided tours are offered every day; special tours for children on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m (German only; November closed).

Explore our programme

Photography and filming without flash or tripod is only permitted for private use and non-commercial purposes. Please take note of signs indicating photography bans for particular works of art. 

Leave your outerwear, umbrellas, backpacks, etc. at the cloakroom free of charge during your visit. 

Further Questions?

In the FAQ you will find more answers to frequently asked questions.

Our FAQ

General terms and conditions

Please take a look at the KHM-Museumsverband terms and conditions.