Tyrol Folk Art Museum and Hofkirche

Hofkirche: Black men – and women


Colloquially they are known as the “Schwarze Mander” (the “Black Men”), the 28 outsized bronze figures that flank the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I with great seriousness. It is the largest of all imperial tombs in Europe, and bears witness to European royal art that extends far beyond the German-speaking region and for which Maximilian engaged the best artists of the age, such as Albrecht Dürer. The gallery is adorned by statuettes of the patron saints of the House of Habsburg. The Silver Chapel The Silver Chapel connected to the Hofkirche over the former moat houses a famous organ as well as the tombs of Archduke Ferdinand and his commoner wife Philippine Welser, for whom the Archduke had Ambras converted into a Renaissance castle. The tomb in the southern part with the supine figure of the Archduke and marble reliefs on the niche walls, as well as the tomb of Philippine Welser in the northern part – a sarcophagus with the figure of the deceased – are works by Alexander Colin and his son Abraham.

Tyrol Folk Art Museum The museum is located right next to the Hofkirche, and houses the most important collection of cultural items from the “old Tyrol”. The permanent exhibition is distributed through four wings of a former Franciscan monastery set around a pretty Renaissance arcaded courtyard. The exhibition contains old handicrafts as well as traditional costumes and household items. A highlight are the panelled rooms from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods, and originate from farming, common and noble houses. The impressive manger collection has mangers made from wood, wax, earthenware and paper, and originates from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.


Tyrol Folk Art Museum: Mo - So 09:00 am to 5:00 pm Hofkirche: Mo - Sa from 09:00 am to 5:00 pm, Su and holidays from 0:30 pm to 5:00 pm


The Hofkirche and neighbouring Folk Art Museum are located in Innsbruck Old Town on the corner of Universitätsstraße/Rennweg, right next to the Hofburg.

Arrival with public transport

Plan your arrival with public transport here.

Your destination address: Universitätsstraße 2, 6020 Innsbruck

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