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Hofkirche (Cenotaph of Emperor Maximilian I)

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Arantxa Jiménez

Ancestors and family of the emperor

Facing the Imperial Palace Innsbruck is a place known as the Imperial Church or Court. It is now housing the mausoleum of Emperor Maximilian I. The cenotaph is guarded by twenty-eight bronze statues and twenty-four marble reliefs engraved with scenes from his life. Each statue is approximately two meters tall and weighs about two tons. They represent the ancestors and family of the emperor, from his father and other family members of the nobility, such as King Arthur of England. There is another important person buried here. Andreas Hofer was leader of the rebellion against Napoleon's forces and

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