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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
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| Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always always look up you will never be disappointed with ceilings in a places like. Wonderful rooms and a good hand held guide. We enjoyed this.

Thank SmilerP
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good palace and museum about Empress Elisabeth. Seems she led such an unhappy life which is sad. The imperial apartments are impressive with original furniture etc, its interesting to see the life they had there. We visited here after the schonbrunne palace using the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved Vienna, the history and the architecture of the city which is embodied by the Hofburg. Museum was intereting and a fascinating display of period costumes on display. Great coffee shop, I think this was the best hoc chocolate we had in Vienna.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Take your time and take a guided tour.The empress story is amazing as well as the imperial rooms, and imperial historical life.

Thank IsabellaSRome
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Hofburg palace is huge and takes time to get around the exterior. My wife and I did a walking tour around the area and it detailed some of the what is there. We also visited the Sisi museum which gives more information about the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here & did a tour & found it to be wonderful, we especially liked the Sisi. The exterior is imposing & there were lots of horse & carts out the front to take you on a ride. The interior is beautiful & the...More

Thank sm05060
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit. Find out more about the Habsburgs. Sisi was a fascinating character and her life story is depicted very accurately within the palace. Very central and part of the Vienna pass.

Thank Larkin1926
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did it and together with the Opera tour feel these are must dos for Vienna first timers! Loads of really interesting history. Just a shame you can’t take pictures.

Thank FortyEngland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hofburg was built in the 13th century. The palace has been the seat of power of the Habsburg dynasty rulers. Today it is the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. It was the principal imperial winter residence, as Schönbrunn Palace was the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the Sisi visit and the imperial apartment tour. Prepare for a long walk with lots of wonderful things to see and to learn.

Thank Laly M
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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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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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Katherine G
11 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
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