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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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It's a complex of buildings hosting ,museums,apartments.easily reached from volktheater metro station.the ticket with vienna card costs 11,50e,and includes the sisi's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It's a complex of buildings hosting ,museums,apartments.easily reached from volktheater metro station.the ticket with vienna card costs 11,50e,and includes the sisi's museum,kaiser apartments and the collection of table porcelain,if you are with stroller there is a lift that you can use

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The tour proviided a view of life during the reign of Elizabeth and Franz Joseph. It was amazing to see the incredible collections of china, silver, and glassware in these regal rooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a pleasant place to walk through (it is not one building a la British Palaces but a more European complex). We were unable to go into any of the complex because we were short on time but the site itself was sufficiently worth the visit. It is Vienna basking in past imperial glory at its best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Of course you must visit this palace and stroll the grounds. It is along with Stepensdom the major tourist attraction of Vienna. Part of what makes it an attraction is the beauty of the architecture and the grounds, but also the history. The seat of the Hapsburgs of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with centuries of impact on European and World History.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The imperial palace is made up of several buildings, all very close together. Each building holds different things or showcases different items. Each attraction charges separately. You are not able to purchase one ticket for everything.

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

As with most castles in Central Europe´s capitals, it is big, ranging over a large surface. It is beautiful at parts, odd at parts, reminding a little of a labyrinth and is built in more than one style during a longer period of time. It is cool, and since it is also in central Vienna, very undemanding to visit. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Ground floor is impressive with everything they needed to make their tables nice. Then, visiting Sissi museum give a good overview of the Empress and the way of living at that time. Do not forget to ask for an audio guide, which is very good quality and allows you to have all the right information in your language in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

So much to see here with various other buildings depending on what interests you. The Palace is beautiful as is the Butterfly House (dont wear your jacket when you go in though!) Stunning buildings and beautiful architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Palace of Hofburg is quite a impressive building to say the least. It's massive in size and in content! We took a tour of the Sisi Museum and Kaiserappartements. They had a incredible collection of tableware from the Hofburgs which was very ornate and beautiful. In my opinion the most interesting part was the pieces and history of Elizabeth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It's a nice palace and it's nice to go in. They have all the flatware and silverware on display, and the audio tour goes on and on... I still liked seeing it though. The Sisi museum takes you through the life of empress elizabeth, who was a character, but no one to idolise, i thought.

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