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

Absolutely beautiful, and very informative. The treasury with the crown jewels were a highlight, as were the royal apartments.

Thank mandrid
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow what a place it's truly royal and just adds to the city of Vienna. This is where history is so very valuable.

Thank tigerov
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hofburg is very good for the visiting during summer seasonbecause you need enough time and forces for the walking a lot :)

Thank FlexoDin
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took in the silver & porcelain collection and Imperial Apartments in the morning and the Treasury after lunch. A complex of buildings. The Imperial apartments are preserved as they were in the day of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. Six rooms are dedicated...More

Thank likebeach
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went to Hofburg already in possesion of Sissi ticket (which you can buy there or in Shönbrunn) which lets you see the Imperial Apartments, Sissi Museum and Silvers collection (audio guide included) in one long tour. This took about three hours. The silvers collections...More

Thank Sihaja
Reviewed 5 days ago

Didn't have much time in Vienna so when we looked at what to see at the palace, we decided on the crown jewels. I recommend taking a guided tour. You'll learn much more about the museum and the crowns there. They are quite stunning. A...More

Thank medicmike94
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hard to beat the city of Vienna when it comes to architecture. The Imperial Palace is a great example of this. You can spend hours exploring the surroundings and even more time discovering the museums inside the palace and nearby.

Thank 333FrequentTraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing and I am sure the carriage rides offerred enhance the experience, nice to find out a bit about the history....although you may want to avoid the people at the entrance prior to the castle who are trying to sell seats to performances at the...More

Thank MaryCarol536
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hofburg is an impressive and very typical building from Vienna's glorious past. It's beautiful, but has an arrogant attitude.

Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture. Great walking through the space outside too as you get a sense of the harmony of the buildings around it.

Thank sitcharliesit
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!
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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