Exhibitions in Innsbruck
The Bierwirt as a cultural starting point
Aside from its role as a stronghold of winter sports, Innsbruck has long been an insider’s tip for art lovers. Thanks to its easily accessible location on the edge of the city, the 4-star Bierwirt is an ideal starting point for a tour of Innsbruck’s exhibitions.
Given its close proximity to the Bierwirt (a 5 minutes’ walk away), Ambras Castle is an ideal first destination. The castle was used as a residence by the Counts of Diessen-Andech in the 10th century. In the 14th century, the former castle fell into the hands of the Habsburgs and was gradually transformed into a magnificent palace by Archduke Ferdinand II.
Ambras Castle: a unique piece of art history
Following turbulent times during which Ambras Castle was used as a residence for the local rulers and as accommodation for the troops and a military hospital, the building was acquired by the Republic of Austria after the fall of the monarchy and is now the only museum outside of Vienna to form part of the state museums. The castle houses numerous contemporary exhibitions as well as the famous Ferdinand II collection, a historical curiosity cabinet, the Habsburg portrait gallery and the armoury.
Wide range of exhibitions in Innsbruck
However, Ambras Castle by no means completes the list of cultural hotspots in Innsbruck:
- Kaiserliche Hofburg (Imperial Palace)
- Kunstraum Innsbruck (Art Space)
- Stadtarchiv/Stadtmuseum Innsbruck (City Archives/ City Museum)
- Museum Goldenes Dachl (Museum of the Golden Roof)
Employees at the Bierwirt will be happy to provide you with information about the latest exhibitions in and around Tyrol’s state capital.