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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

| Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5337570
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For centuries the Vienna Hofburg was the centre of the Habsburg empire. Today the palace houses three museums which afford historically authentic insights into the traditions and everyday life of the imperial court: The Imperial Apartments with their original furnishings and decoration, the Sisi Museum with its sensitive staging of the empress' life, and the Imperial Silver Collection which contains a comprehensive range of tableware and other utensils used at the imperial court.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Hofburg palace is huge and takes time to get around the exterior. My wife and I did a walking tour around the area and it detailed some of the what is there. We also visited the Sisi museum which gives more information about the...More

Thank dave m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here & did a tour & found it to be wonderful, we especially liked the Sisi. The exterior is imposing & there were lots of horse & carts out the front to take you on a ride. The interior is beautiful & the...More

Thank sm05060
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to visit. Find out more about the Habsburgs. Sisi was a fascinating character and her life story is depicted very accurately within the palace. Very central and part of the Vienna pass.

Thank Larkin1926
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did it and together with the Opera tour feel these are must dos for Vienna first timers! Loads of really interesting history. Just a shame you can’t take pictures.

Thank FortyEngland
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hofburg was built in the 13th century. The palace has been the seat of power of the Habsburg dynasty rulers. Today it is the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. It was the principal imperial winter residence, as Schönbrunn Palace was the...More

Thank Gordana P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the Sisi visit and the imperial apartment tour. Prepare for a long walk with lots of wonderful things to see and to learn.

Thank Laly M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sisi's apartments are a must when visiting Vienna. The plate and dinner service exhibition at the beginning can get a but much, after all once you have seen one plate how exciting can another one be? The apartment and Sisi exhibition is superb and the...More

Thank NickiHarg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was a great experience. Amazingly well kept furniture and other items. It give the visitor a true experience on how the imperial family lived.

Thank Costy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hofburg complex has several museums and exhibitions, of which we visited the Silver Collection, Sisi Museum and Imperial Appartments (all available on the same ticket). The audio guide is included with the price of the ticket and is worth using - while interesting and...More

Thank Tzuvembi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible collection to admire, ranging from gowns to kitchen utensils! The wall paintings at the Empress room are truly unique!

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Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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Berna T
4 January 2018|
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Response from alicemaguire | Reviewed this property |
You could probably wiz through it in two hours but 3-4 hours is more realistic.
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Claire K
29 November 2017|
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Response from dejemahan | Reviewed this property |
We didn't, but you risk waiting in a big line. They do move fairly fast though.
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Katherine G
10 October 2017|
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Response from ahnassar27 | Reviewed this property |
first-come-first-serve, But it is better to reserve a seat in order to have a good place
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