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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

Hofburg Palace consists of Sisi's museum and Silver wear section. If you like and/or are interested in the story of Sisi you would like this and it was interesting. Would recommend it.

Thank eshanani
Reviewed yesterday

This is a palace you should visit at your stay in Vienna, the palace itself is true architect art and the collection is amazing. Inhale all the history inside and imagine living like an emperor.

Thank simaohd
Reviewed yesterday

we visited the museum of this palace and it offers a great beautiful selection of the things used by the royal family. the dinner set, the laying of the table with gold ornaments, the fine china and lots of other things.

Thank Eleonora P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We only toured the Upper Belvedere. I think for the price it is probably your best bet. The art is is so amazing, you may forget that you are inside a palace and to look up at the ceilings at the door frames and windows....More

Thank Jenice G
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the things must be seen in Vienna! Lovely place and very busy around. Defo worth the walk around without going inside.

Thank Zarembianka
Reviewed 3 days ago

I think this was my favorite palace tour. I loved seeing the displays of the Empress Sisi's clothing was something I enjoyed. I believe it was the opening scenes of "The Third Man", were filmed here. If you are considering a trip to Vienna, please...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I came here after Schonbrunn Palace to learn more about Sisi. It's smaller and less stunning than the big palace and grounds, but interesting as a deeper dive into her personal story. As I said in my Schonbrunn review, whoever's in charge of Vienna's museum...More

Thank Robin K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With surprisingly good findings: stunning architecture, horse-driven carts, newlyweds, ballerina being filmed ...

Thank Jing D
Reviewed 3 days ago

The visit of the Hofburg gravitate only around Sissi, I can understand that tourists wants to know more about her and I it is good to demystify the myth, Sissi is a myth, it was finally a narcissist rich little girl who did not age...More

Thank flaviepaquin
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent part of the Hofbrg including the Royal Apartments and the story of 'Sissi' - the Empress Elizabeth (wife of Franz Josef). Enormous collection of silver and china.) Well worth a visit.

Thank Sandra M
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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28 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
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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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