One of the most intriguing rulers of the Renaissance, Maximilian I, died 500 years ago. This special exhibition at the Imperial Palace in Innsbruck documents his influence at the turning point from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era.
Principally known for his policy of dynastic marriage, Maximilian I is one the most popular Habsburg emperors. Through inheritance, wars, and marriages Maximilian succeeded in making considerable extensions to the Habsburg dominions. He paved the way for the Habsburg dynasty to become a European power of the first rank. Maximilian’s principal residence was at Innsbruck, which was expanded during his reign. The Imperial Palace in Innsbruck, which he had extended on a grand scale, celebrates the 2019 Anniversary Year with a special exhibition titled “Maximilian I – Into the Modern Era”. Through the latest multimedia technology, the exhibition not only presents the intriguing personage of Emperor Maximilian, the women around him and the life at the court but also topics that focus on a European or global dimension such as the complex changes at the turning point from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era. The special exhibition opens May 25, 2019 and will be turned into a permanent exhibition in October 2019.