I visited the Hofkirche (Imperial Court Church) and the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum first on that day.
The Hofkirche (Court Church) is a Gothic church located in the Old Town of Innsbruck. The church was built in 1553 by Emperor Ferdinand I as a memorial to his grandfather Emperor Maximilian I (1459–1519), whose cenotaph within a remarkable collection of German Renaissance sculpture. The church also contains the tomb of Andreas Hofer, Tyrol’s national hero.
Andreas Hofer (1767 – 1810) was a Tyrolean innkeeper and drover, who in 1809 became the leader of the Tyrolean Rebellion against the revolutionary Napoleonic invasion during the War of the Fifth Coalition. He was subsequently captured and executed.
After the Court Church, I entered the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum. The Tyrolean Folk Art Museum (Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum) is one of the finest regional heritage museums in Europe, located next to the Hofkirche (Court Church). The Tyrolean Folk Art Museum is housed in four wings of a former Franciscan monastery around an arcaded Renaissance courtyard.
The museum houses several carefully restored wood-paneled rooms from the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, that came from actual farms and noble houses. The museum contains the most important collection of cultural artifacts from the Tyrol region.
I left Tyrolean Folk Art Museum and entered the Imperial Palace nearby.
Innsbruck Cathedral, dedicated to the apostle Saint James, is an eighteenth-century Baroque cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Innsbruck. It was built between 1717 and 1724 on the site of a twelfth-century Romanesque church.
Innsbruck Cathedral is notable for two important treasures, the tomb of Archduke Maximilian III of Austria and the painting Maria Hilf (Mary of Succor).
Maximilian III, Maximilian the Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (1558 – 1618) was the Archduke of Further Austria from 1612 until his death. The painting Maria Hilf (Mary of Succor) from c. 1530 is displayed above the main altar. It is considered among the most venerated Marian images in Christendom.
Got out the Cathedral, I wandered around the Imperial Court Garden for a while. This lavish Park was laid out in the early 15th century by royals of the Tyrolean Habsburg and has been opened to the public since the 19th century.