Innsbruck offers a rather extensive amount of museums to choose from, and one that I really liked was the Tiroler Volkskunstmuseen und Hofkirche (Tyrolean Folkart Museum and Court Church). Housed in the monastery adjoined to the church, I found moving from the folkart museum to the church a seamless transition – given that the last part of the museum speaks about the strong connection to the church of the people.
Meandering through 3 floors of history, I was awestruck at the talent and workmanship displayed in the exhibits that covered practically everything that encompasses life – social ranks; artisan craftwork and domestic industry; masks, traditional costumes and festivals; and the church’s influence on the people. I experienced many a moment of astonishment, delight, incredulity, and also just plain hilarity as I stepped back into a world prior to the World War I.
Mentally exhausted from the wealth of exhibits and information provided in the museum, I thought to snap a few shots of the church and leave. I mean, “seen one church, seen ’em all” right? Nope! Once again, I was thrust into the life of Maximillan I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459 – 1519) whose line eventually produces Maria Theresa (So that’s where she got her feistiness from!).
Hej from Sweden !
I to love museums and always frequent them when i travel. I will soon be in NY with my daughter and enjoy, at long last The Metropolitan Art Museum along with the Guggenheim and Fick Collection. If I am luck I can get to the Natural History Museum.
Thanks for posting such beautiful photos! What a treat !
Grüße! Oh my, I LOVE the MET; I’ve spent days wandering around that treasure trove of history! Have a great time!
Hej from Sweden !
I will give the Metropolitan Art Museum your regards when I enter! I am so looking forward to the city. My daughter has been away for 2 yrs after studying in Glasgow and now living for 2 yrs in London. She and I both miss NY. We look so much forward to our up-coming travel.