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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Address: | Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43-1-533 75 70
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: For centuries the Vienna Hofburg was the centre of the Habsburg empire...
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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Beautiful Hapsburng Royal Palace in the middle of the city

This is where the Hapsburgs lived while Schoenbrunn was the summer palace. We saw it first and were very impressed until we saw the summer palace. The outside of the building is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is where the Hapsburgs lived while Schoenbrunn was the summer palace. We saw it first and were very impressed until we saw the summer palace. The outside of the building is stunning. We took the tour and got the audio in our language.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Its worth seeing the palace. The tour with handphone us complete- crisp and clear. The entire family enjoyed the outing. Recomend for all age visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Well done tour using an audio guide. It was quite interesting to see the excesses of dinnerware. I never thought I would spend so much time reading about and studying table services, flatware, and stemware. But they were all artifacts that reflected culture of highly privileged royalty.The Sisi museum and the royal apartments were an even more interesting glimpse into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Plenty to see, so give it plenty of time, especially with the addition of the Cissy Apartments. We bought a ticket which also gave us entry to the Summer Palace which we used the following day. These tours come with audio guide all inclusive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

No trip to Vienna would be complete without going to the Imperial Palace (Hofbrug). Located at the very center of the city, this huge building with a classic architecture is simply beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I did not stay there, but the building is one of the most building in history.. Must pass by abd see it. If you can afford it and found a room sure stay for your trip there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is definitely one of the grandest palaces in the world. The scale is scope is beyond description. You must visit yourself to fully appreciate this place. Interesting that it is unfinished. I can't fathom what it would be like if the original plan was ever completed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great looking palace, I can recommend to all that visits Vienna. The architecture is really amazing with all the details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Hofburg Palace is enormous and there is so much to see. If you wish to visit the Schonbrunn Palace and the Hofmobiliendepot, buy a joint Sisi ticket as this is considerably less expensive than buying the tickets separately - and the joint ticket lasts for a year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If the admission price was double to see the Treasury and all of the royal jewelry and clothing, I would gladly pay it!

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Address: | Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43-1-533 75 70
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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 center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.