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Ambras Castle

June 7, 2010 Just southeast of Innsbruck town is Ambras Castle. This Renaissance palace was originally a medieval castle and it was renovated by Archduke Ferdinand the 2nd for his wife in the mid-1500s. Its extensive grounds are replete with beautifully manicured gardens. There’s even…

Exploring Downtown Innsbruck Leave a comment Read more »

Exploring Downtown Innsbruck

June 6, 2010 Innsbruck was the Habsburgs’ capital of the Tirol, and its medieval center – now a glitzy tourist filled pedestrian zone – still gives you the feel of a medieval capital. We start our walking tour of historic downtown Innsbruck on Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse, a…