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The Hofburg Imperial Palace


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Posted on 18.08.12

Last Updated 18.08.12


The Hofburg Imperial Palace Innsbruck is one of the most important buildings in all of Austria. It is here that the residence of the local Tyrolean rulers. The palace has retained its original appearance, but now you can see only a few rooms that have been restored and repaired in accordance with the Middle Ages. According to a global project, it is planned to restore the palace.

Once in the middle of the 15th century, there was a palace built in the Gothic style, later, in the early 16th century it was enlarged, and in the middle of the 18th century completely rebuilt by the Empress Maria Theresa in her favorite Baroque style. It was then substantially modified the facade and the central staircase, was also built out a baroque south wing of the building and all betrayed a more modern view at the time. The restructuring of the palace is managed architect Johan Martin Gump.

The palace consists of two wings, which are private apartments, reception halls and ballrooms, as well there is also a private chapel. Originally, it housed a common room, but her husband died unexpectedly Mary Terazije Emperor Franz I and widow ordered to remake a room in the chapel. She herself after this incident never again appeared in the palace. Just in the palace survived the original Gothic tower, built during the reign of Maximilian I.

Now available for a visit several rooms, including a magnificent ballroom with amazing wall and ceiling paintings, made court painter Anton Maulpershem. There is a picture of Maria Theresa and her family, portraits of other rulers. The hall remained luxurious marble floors and rich gilded stucco decorations.

Some restored rooms assembled furniture of that time, which illustrate the life of a rich class epoch of Habsburg. All of the palace at the time was made in the Rococo style.

The palace is open to visitors daily. The entrance ticket for an adult will cost € 5.50 per person.

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Wilten basil


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Posted on 18.08.12

Last Updated 18.08.12

 One of the special attractions of Innsbruck is Wilten basil. It is at this place back to Roman times worshiped the Virgin Mary, make pilgrimages here, monks and believers.

The church here was founded back in 1259 and was rebuilt many times. In 1751 - 1756 years it acquired its present appearance in the Rococo style with two magnificent towers, the facade was painted in yellow. This huge basilica is located on the outskirts of Innsbruck.

Is best known for its rich interior. He is very beautifully decorated in the rococo style with plenty of gold, gilded and carved details. The rich interior painting, made by Franz Anton Feyhtmaerom and Gigli and rich mural ceiling and floor, made master Matthias Gunther, have survived to the present day. Here mostly scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.

The most valuable part of the interior is beautiful, very ornate, central altar with four columns. He stood in the center surrounded by a statue of the Virgin Mary from the 14th century, to which from the days of mass pilgrims. The statue is very beautiful, it is made of sandstone and decorated with gold leaf.

Viltenskoy located near the Basilica church cemetery with many very beautiful tombstones. Opposite is a small kiosk where a cold day, you can buy a glass of hot mulled wine. Here selling local souvenirs.

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Austria - Innsbruck

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