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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
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Reviewed today

Nowhere near as good as the Belvedere Palaces, too many people squashed into small spaces, especially the Sisi exhihition. And what is there to see is late Victoriana, way after the baroque glories of Vienna

Thank stephen h
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Reviewed yesterday

The seat of the Habsburg dynasty is now home to three museums - the silver collection displays the imperial silverware, the Sisi Museum is dedicated to the life and times of the empress and the royal apartments lead you through a tour of the living...More

Thank TAIN2013
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I bought the Sissi ticket that included the Hofburg and silver collection. I don't know why but the first room of the silver exhibit where the copper molds are held wreaked of urine. I asked the guard why this area smelled so bad and he...More

Thank quietorage
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Huge grounds, parts dating back several hundred years. Incredibly kept gardens and even here everywhere you turn a cafe. The gift shop prices are actually better than gift shops in other tourist traps.

Thank akanui3
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely visit but unless you are fascinated by porcelain crockery and silver cutlery I would walk faster through that section next time to get to the apartments - which are excellent and to the Sisi museum which is really outstanding

Thank Ian P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice to see how the family lived but the artwork was my favorite. In the city center and some of the noted pastry shops are just around the corner. Don't miss the chapel, as it is not at the same entrance, but a nice stop...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This visit is a must if you go to Vienna. The palace shows the opulence, good taste and splendour of a dynasty which ruled the Austria-Hungary empire. The culture and art displayed are shown in its magnitude. Do not miss it!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

the imperial palace it is here you learn story behind Sissi and her king. The palace gives you hand held record in your own language to hear the story has you walk around palace. This place is must .

Thank DEBBIE C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This palace really gives people an idea of what it was like to be royalty back then. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, because seeing all of it requires plenty of walking.

Thank clfoley1
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a humongous palace. We enjoyed the imperial apartments with the audio tour which was available in a ton of languages. Lot to see.

Thank FREQTRAV12
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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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Christine I
17 April 2018|
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Response from schonbrunn | Property representative |
Hi Christine! Yes you can visit Schönbrunn Palace and the Sisi Museum on different days with the Sisi ticket. Best regards from Schönbrunn Palace
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Berna T
4 January 2018|
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Response from alicemaguire | Reviewed this property |
You could probably wiz through it in two hours but 3-4 hours is more realistic.
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Claire K
29 November 2017|
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Response from dejemahan | Reviewed this property |
We didn't, but you risk waiting in a big line. They do move fairly fast though.
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