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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday

Like going back in time. Immaculate palace with a well organized self-guided tour. The Hapsburg table settings alone are worth the visit. We actually found this more interesting than the Schonbrun palace (but enjoyed both). We arrived at 9:00 before the big crowds which made...More

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed yesterday

This rather large complex of buildings has been developed over many centuries and all now form part and parts of the Imperial Palace, or Hofburg Palace. Initial constructed in the thirteenth century the palace was historically the seat of power of the Habsburg dynasty and...More

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Reviewed yesterday

This is the winter palace of the Habsburg, often associated Kaiser Fraz Josef and Empress Elizabeth (Sisi). If you select a guided tour you will get a good introduction to their history and influence in the world prior to WWI. It is a grand palace...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Large and elegant. Very well kept, Walked around during a walking tour and he pointed out the highlights

Thank Toby S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It may have been the time of the year but the imperial palace focused on sissy the wife of Fránz Josef whose poetry and thoughts were rather narcissistic. The palace is well covered by the audio guides. We skipped the plates section and went straight...More

Thank Texansonatrip
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this palace during our stay in Vienna. We visited the silver chamber, the Sisi museum and the royal apartments. You can get an audiotour which will guide you through these three spaces in the palace. We had the Dutch audiotour and we really...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 days ago

There really was nothing very exciting to do here. It was quite boring. The nearby Spanish riding school did not allow children below 3 years to enter

Thank Jithin_Rasheed
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a tour around the Hofburg on our recent holiday to Vienna. Like the whole city, it impresses by its sheer opulence! The amount of money and effort that must have gone into the Hofburg is astounding and the Hapsburgs must have had egos the...More

Thank mariusscot
Reviewed 4 days ago

if you have a few hours - and you don't want to get outside vienna - go visit this beautiful palace, you will feel for a few hours like princess sisi and her husband :) unbelievable wealth so much gold and silver... which will make...More

Thank itamar b
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Essentially a very detailed insight into the Hapsburg's life. The apartments are extensive and there is quite a lot of walking to do. Audioguide available.

Thank bethh005
Nearby
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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Alyssa W
27 January 2017|
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Response from Sandy250 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I took a gown from home in my luggage. Have a great time in Hofburg!
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LarasSwania
24 January 2017|
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Response from schonbrunn | Property representative |
Dear Laras Swan, the guided tour at 2pm costs 3€ and can be booked directly in the Hofburg also if you have already bought an online ticket. If you want to make a reservation for the tour you can contact the reservation team... More
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