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The Hofkirche and Volkskunstmuseum

At the head of Rennweg, is the Hofkirche , which contains the imposing (but empty) mausoluem of Emperor Maximilian. This extraordinary project was originally envisaged as a series of 40 larger-than-life statues, 100 statuettes and 32 busts of Roman emperors, but in the end only 32 of the statuettes were completed.

Housed in the same complex, the Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum, features a huge collection of folk art and objects including re-creations of traditional wood-panelled Tyrolean interiors.

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