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Ambras Castle

Considered the oldest museum in the world, the Castle of Ambras was made famous thanks to the personality of one of its residents, Archduke Ferdinand II.
Ambras Castle

FAQs for Ambras Castle

  • When was Ambras Castle built?
    The first fortress was built by the Counts of Andechs in the 10th century. It was destroyed in 1130 by Henry X of Bavaria. The reconstruction was undertaken 150 years later. It was in 1563 that Ferdinand II took possession of the premises.

  • What unusual objects can be seen in the arts and wonders room of Ambras Castle?
    The Chamber of Arts and Wonders contains, among other objects, the judas hanging rope and a coat of feathers.

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