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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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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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The one place in Vienna you should not miss. Impressive silver and porcelain collection. The Sisi rooms and imperial apartments give a fascinating insight into the Hofburg... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The one place in Vienna you should not miss. Impressive silver and porcelain collection. The Sisi rooms and imperial apartments give a fascinating insight into the Hofburg dynasty. We bought tickets on the day with no waiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Be sure to get the audio guide so you can get the history of everything you are seeing. There are so many plates, silver, furniture statues and tapestries. The Habsburg monarchy had a passion for art and there are numerous art collections. The palace itself is huge and is used as a museum for tours as well as houses the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A visit to Wien and this beautyful place Hofburg should be on everyones Buckett list. For ones its possible to se a treasure thats not stolen during war. But a huge collection of beautyful siver, paintings, carpets etc that belonged to a person who had a nose for the beauty. Its breathtakeing. We spent a hole day at the Hofburg.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

In the week I spent in Vienna, I ended up at the Imperial Palace twice. Believe me, I still found things to look at the second time that I'd missed the first time around. The audio guide is definitely worth picking up and gives insight into both the historical functions of the various rooms and features as well as modern... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Somehow, i do not like it. If you have a chance to see Ann frank house, you can see that they created enourmous story in a just empety, small building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We bought the combined Hofburg, Schronbrunn Palace and Furntiure Store. The Sisi exhibition makes this worth going for and links well with a trip to Schronbrunn Palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The palace is very close to many of the other attractions in Vienna, and easily accessible whether by walking, using the metro, etc. It contains a multitude of museum exhibits for varied tastes. We explored the palatial rooms of Franz Joseph and Elizabeth, which were interesting but extremely hot in the summer, and the audio tour was a long time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Somehow the audio guide even made the porcelain selection somewhat interesting. The three sections of the exhibit took us about 2.5 hours to go through and it was very informative and interesting. Easy to follow along & we learned a lot about the history of the building and the stories of the last great Habsburgs. Fabulous but tragic lives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Imperial Palace in the heart of the city is a lovely place to visit. There is a combined 25 euros ticket for two persons of the Sisi museum, coin collection and imperial apartments. Value for money indeed. You can easily spend over 2 1/2 hours inside the palace. If you have time visit the riding stables to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

One ticket buys entrance to 3 museums. You enter through the silver and porcelain exhibits. About halfway through you get an option for a longer tour or a shorter tour. Then you climb many steps to the Sisi museum. To me this was the best museum. You learn about her eccentricities, the tragedies in her life, and her depression, as... More 

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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.