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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
| Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
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+43 1 5337570
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Hofburg palace is a huge complex and when you include the surrounding areas you will have destination that is a must-see!

Thank HenaTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't have to buy separate tickets for this palace as we had tickets for the Schonbrunn palace. These tickets are valid at the Schonbrunn Palace, Imperial Palace, Furniture museum and the Sisi museum. The palace is royal and most of it is devoted to...More

Thank tanishasaraff
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's surely a place to visit and experience. We did the imperial guided tour that takes a little over 1h our guide was fun and new all about the history and stories of the Schönbrunn family. Beautiful surroundings and carefully taken care of! In a...More

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another pearl in Wien you can't miss. Take some time to see it well and feel the atmosphere of the place.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 4 days ago

How the other half lived. Some magnificent gold and silver tableware on display. The Royal Apartments has an interesting exhibition on Sissi and then the apartments follow.

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed touring the Hofburg. We had seen Schonbrunn the day before so the apartments were a bit repetitive but I'm still glad we toured both. The apartments are beautiful and such a fascinating insight into the Hapburg's lives. I was looking forward to...More

Thank TravelbugTeacher
Reviewed 5 days ago

This grand former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs has grown in size and splendour since its 13th century beginnings. The café is a great place for coffee and cake. On my latest visit I was fortunate . In front of the Hofburg there are some...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a beautiful building at the front with all the statues and along the top, walk through the arch way and you come out in a square where there is a statue and again the buildings are astonishing, there is the Spanish Riding School, as...More

Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a wonderful sight and impressive on the outside; you can walk all around the exterior. I'm so glad we decided to tour the interior of the palace too. Tickets are purchased for separate display areas; several pricing levels are available. Because of time...More

Thank dese2
Reviewed 6 days ago

Immerse yourself in Imperial Vienna! Learn about the Emperors and Empresses of this fascinating world. Time well spent!

Thank jrp31
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
I'm just wondering, for anyone that has attended the NYE Ball at the Hofburg from overseas, did you bring a gown and tux in your luggage? Or did you hire them in Vienna? I'm just curious, as I've been thinking about how it might be a tad impractical and cumbersome to try and pack a ballgown alongside bulky winter clothing. Thanks Alyssa
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!
I saw on the official site that they have guided tour every day at 2pm and the ticket for that is about 1euro more. Anyone know how to book this? Because the online ticketing site only list the regular ticket. Thanks.
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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