Pictures from Schloss Ambrass and Hohenwerfen in Austria
Hi all,
Our summer vacation this year was in Bavaria and the Tirol. Here are some pictures from the castles we visited.


Schloss Ambrass:
i know ambras quite well, having jobbed there as museum-guard during my studies at the innsbruck university.
its quite interesting, typical rennaisance-castle (more like chateau than a fortress), nice armour collection. but as i recall visitors were mostly disappointed by the 3 floors of the main-keep, filled with habsburg-ancestry-portraits from top to bottom.
i mean, there are some quite exquisite portraits, by cranach, by velasquez.... but after seeing 100s of them you are quite bored, imho a 4th of them would be enough.

hohenwerfen also looks nice, more medieval than ambras, maybe i`ll have visit.
but i was quite surprised seeing the red-white-red window shutters on a bavarian castle, i`ve always thought, thats a typical feature of austrian castles.

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