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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Address: | Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 5337570
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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For centuries the Vienna Hofburg was the centre of the Habsburg empire....

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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Beautiful Palace

The Imperial Palace is beautiful and impressive both from the outside and from within. I love the architectural details - it is impressive to realize how the Austrians maintained... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Imperial Palace is beautiful and impressive both from the outside and from within. I love the architectural details - it is impressive to realize how the Austrians maintained it in an impeccable shape throughout many years. It is particularly beautiful to view the lit building at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Imperial. Very intresting stories. We saw a lit of things.Please note that audio guide is available in a lot of langueges. So ask about your language :) the vistit here was almost 3,5 hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the self walking tour of the Hofburg Palace while on our break in Vienna. The ticket we purchased included the tour around the Sisi Museum as well and away we went! The Hofburg Palace has to be seen to be believed!! Considering that Austria has been Republic for the best part of 100 years, seeing this palace and... More 

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Beautiful and luxurious! The palace has a Sisi museum first and then the palace rooms. The audio guide helps to understand the life story well. Some part of the palace is being restored. It will take good 2 to 2.5 hours to do justice to it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting to get a flavour of the huge power and wealth once held by the Austrian empire. It's more like a royal village with The Hofburg being just one of many palaces, now museums and art galleries.

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Used to be the winter palace for the Emperor, the halls and rooms are very luxurious, with amazing chandeliers

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful medium size palace very focused on sharing Sissis life challenge however beautiful appartments to see. İf u are interested in silver there is the huge collection of the habsburg monatchy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the beautiful and imperial palace in vienna, worth a visit in town, best to view in evening / night

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The Imperial Palace is an immense complex which also houses the Spanish Riding School and the white Lippizaner stallions. We went to a morning training session where you see the horses being exercised and put through some of their paces. Training starts at 10am but the queues begin around 0910. However, don't fret because there is plenty of capacity and... More 

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Wonderful piece of history, with the famous Klimt's Kiss painitng inside. Some parts are under restoration. The gardens are magnificent and the wild ground squirrels made my day. There are also Lamas and Camels there. Better be prepared for quite a lot of queuing!

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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 Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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