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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 today

Not obviously much to do inside but a really nice building in a central area of town. Was really nice at sunset when the crowds have gone

Thank Molly H
Reviewed today

Totally recommend it. Impressive silver collection as well as an insight into Empress Elizabeth's life.

Thank Alexandrioara
Reviewed yesterday

We attended a dinner held here at the conclusion of a conference we attended. Service, food and facilities were excellent and the building is beautiful.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed yesterday

We were on a walking tour with a local guide off a Viking Cruise. We were given a walk through the grounds. You can see a number of amazing monuments and appreciate the vast complex which contains the former Imperial apartments and treasures (replicas of...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed yesterday

We had a guided audio tour so learnt much more than we would have normally. The building and grounds are beautiful.

Thank eliza836
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really wonderful place, give a compete view of the period of emperor Francesco Giuseppe and Sissi. Very nice the show of silver tools for the kitchen. Deep and exhaustive the Sissi's story, far from the conventional news appeared on the movies. To see!!

Thank smassy73
Reviewed yesterday

The Hofburg Palace consists a series of huge interconnected buildings in the heart of Vienna. Whether you wander around outside or inside you will not be disappointed. The Schonnbrun is better for a single Place experience but the Hofburg offers lots of other delights.Best to...More

Thank tommywelltravelled
Reviewed yesterday

especially the "Scatzkammer", the" Sissi" Apartments and the huge selection of silver and Gold "household" Equipment is a must see

Thank globalJuergen
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you only have time for one royal residence, skip this and go to Schonbrunn instead. Much of the information covered at Hofburg Palace and Schonbrunn palace is the same, but it is presented much better and in a more interesting way at Schonbrunn. This...More

1  Thank DCB95
Reviewed 3 days ago

It has all the makings of a great picnic destination. I like this place because the building are beautiful and so are the statues. The last time we came here we got the opportunity to visit the Spanish horse riding school but that was last...More

Thank oscartime7
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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