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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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| Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
Inner City
+43 1 5337570
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Reviewed yesterday

This palace definitely outdoes the Shonbrunn. Much more interesting story and more beautiful rooms. Suggest that you buy tickets on line and avoid weekends. The passageways are tight and if a tour group comes through it does get very tight. If you read about the...More

Thank TomWall60
Reviewed yesterday

When bvisiting this place you ideally need to set a lot time for as there is so much to see and do. There is a free audio guide which is easy to use in many languages.

Thank lou478
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Hofburg palace is the "winter" palace (Schonbrunn being the summer palace) for the Hapsburgs, the ruling family of Austria. It is composed of several structures/wings, although the main portion is said to date from the 13th century. There are several courtyards within the compound...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Palace itself is a star attraction to tourists to Vienna, providing an in-depth look into the Austrian monarchy and history. On top of the touring of the Palace, I love spending hours taking a relaxing stroll in the imperial garden with beautiful flowers and...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hofberg palace, the former residence of the royal family, is located right at the centre of Vienna. We did not buy tickets to see the residential apartments and viewed the palace only from outside. It is beautiful and well maintained.

Thank Abhishek J
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's worth seeing both the Hofburg and the Schonbrunner. There are some similarities, but they are sufficiently different. At the hofburg you can see the silver/china collection (better than you think), and the Sisi Museum.

Thank harvey44
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to truly indulge yourself in the total area, plan at least a full day. The common areas are huge and the architecture and statues are awesome.

Thank Ronald H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not many visitors. The palace is the former imperial palace in the centre of Vienna. Built in 13th century. It was in the power of the king before but not any more. Now it's the residence of president of Austria. It still stores some art,...More

1  Thank pinkVadodara
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good museum showing how the Hapsburgs Royals lived back in the day. Had the tour of the Riding School also which was also very good.

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hofburg Palace consists of Sisi's museum and Silver wear section. If you like and/or are interested in the story of Sisi you would like this and it was interesting. Would recommend it.

1  Thank eshanani
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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27 August 2017|
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Response from Nancy W | Reviewed this property |
If you are looking to watch the performance of the lippizan horses. It is only on Saturday and Sundays. it is not included in the vienna pass. The pass only includes the morning exercise. Which is only the riders... More
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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!
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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