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Ambras Palace

Arts Crafts Culture

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Schloss Ambras

The renaissance fortress was acquired by Ferdinand II, then ruler of Tyrol, who transformed it into a castle. There are three major things to look out for here which is: The Armour collection (include the archduke's wedding armour made to fit his bulging midriff), Art and Curiosity Cabinet (is crammed with fantastical objects, including a petrified shark, gravity-defying stilt shoes and the Fangstuhl – a chair designed to trap drunken guests at Ferdinand's raucous parties). The Portraitgalerie features room upon room of Habsburg portraits, with paintings by Titian, Velázquez and van Dyck.

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Arts Crafts Culture (Art Centre)

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