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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

What an absolutely amazing collection of porcelain, silver and gold dishes used by the Hapsburg family. it seems endless. And, the Imperial rooms used by the Emperor and Empress are fascinating.

Thank laura s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The history, the architecture, the complex, all utterly outstanding! The story of the royal family is fascinating as it the park and complex. We paid separately for the Treasury which was well worth it so some remarkable pieces, religious and historical. The Sisi ticket is...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We only had a chance to stay outside and watch different parts of the outdoor section of the palace. It is impressive, beautiful architecture and you can stroll around without paying a cent. There are museums available (Sisi museum) but we did not go inside.

Thank DominikJ78
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Like all tourist areas in Vienna, Hofburg was busy. You can tour the rooms of the royal apartment and learn how they lived or check out another section that has all the silver collection and china. You can also see the royal jewels in yet...More

Thank Happy T
Reviewed 6 days ago

The iconic building in my vision of Vienna. Many beautiful sculptures and architecture designs, need more time to understand them all

Thank melw2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The rooms here we're smaller than we expected but very ornate. The must here is to see the Silverware and dishes. Magnificent and amazing to see stacks of silver plates. Plan on spending about 2 hours if you tour all 3 areas.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many things to see here, even if you don't go into the muesumes it's a nice walk around the grounds. We chose to go to the Sisi muesume as well as the apartments. It was worth it as quite intresting to see everything....More

Thank Shan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess if you rule an empire for hundreds of years you get to live in the biggest house on the block. This palace is a smaller version of Versailles - not too much smaller. We walked through the Palace as part of a,larger tour...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has lot of museum quarters which is a very beautiful place. It is one of the most crowded place in Vienna

Thank arunsak6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has many crowns of rudolph, queen decorated with big glittering precious stones. Lot of dresses of king and queens. Here imagine how their life would be like so royal

Thank Tushtechy
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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Katherine G
10 October 2017|
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Response from ahnassar27 | Reviewed this property |
first-come-first-serve, But it is better to reserve a seat in order to have a good place
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
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!