The impressive church can easily be explored in a wheelchair. Another ramp leads to a quiet, peaceful court which sometimes is the venue for various events.
The Imperial Church harbors the unique (empty) tomb of Emperor Maximilian I who had a large influence on Innsbruck and is buried in Wiener Neustadt. Thirty years after Maximilian’s death were 28 life-size, bronze figures finished, created and cast by artists like Albrecht Dürer. As the figures had never been taken to Wiener Neustadt and remained in Innsbruck, they were brought to the church built between 1553 and 1563. Archduke Ferdinand II and his bourgeois wife Philippine Welser are buried in the Silver Chapel. In the northern bay stands the tomb of the Tyrolean freedom fighter Andreas Hofer who was shot dead in Mantua in 1810.
Ramp at the entrance. Church doors are only open during church services. Otherwise access through the adjacent Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art during opening hours. Please contact staff at the museum’s ticket counter.