Ambras Castle is located closer to outskirts of the city. Many years ago it was home to the most powerful people of Tyrol. In the XVI century, two castles adjacent to each other were built on this site. One castle was at the top, and the second one - at the bottom. They were connected to each other by the hall made in the early Renaissance style. Fans of art will be delighted with the gallery with portraits of the Habsburgs. Among the pictures present here, there are works by Rubens.
Mount Bergizel is one of the most visited places in the country. This is a true paradise for fans of walking. In this place, in 1809 the peasant army of Andreas Hofer defeated the army of invaders that consisted of French and Bavarian soldiers. At that time Tyrol was under the oppression of Bavarian dukes, who were Napoleon allies. A statue of this national hero and a museum dedicated to him still remind of that war. If you visit Mount Bergizel, do not forget to attend the Alpine Zoo (you can reach it by funicular road). The zoo is the location of more than 150 species of animals from all over the region.
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