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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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Loved this. It is a must see if you are in Vienna. Take your time, use the audio guide and soak up the history

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Loved this. It is a must see if you are in Vienna. Take your time, use the audio guide and soak up the history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was intriguing to go around the last palace of the Hapsburgs and it was a great history lesson for persons like me who knew little about the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Room after room of sumptuous gorgeousness. Some rooms were strangely devoid of furniture. Gave a real insight into the separate lives of the royals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Sisi exposition and the Imperial Apartments are well worth the visit, especially if you can schedule your visit at one of the times when a guided tour takes place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We liked our visit to the apartments and treasury. The sisi museum was a bit odd for our tastes but good history nonetheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Being in Vienna and not visiting the Hofburg would be like going to Washington D.C. and not going to the Smithsonian. It helps if you have a plan before getting there but even so the collections are all so amazing that you ned to prioritize. We spent most of our time in the Collection of Ancient Instruments and The Collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a booked tour in English and it was great, so much to see and so much interesting information to take in. Though not as glorious as the Schonbrunn but still worth it. The Sissi museum is here. It's also busy but not as busy the Schonbrunn and not so large. Here you get to feel the court etiquette... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The palace during the day is mildly interesting. The real treat is to acquire tickets to an evening in the palace for a concert of the music of Strauss and Mozart. At the end of the concert the Weiner Hofburg- Orchester will return and you have the opportunity to join in the fun as the audience will clap to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Hofburg palace its massive and you need lots of time to see it all, especially the Spanish riding school which is fantatstic, miss this all at your peril.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Hofburg Palace was the winter imperial palace of the rulers of the Austro- Hungarian emperors .Here you can see the best of everything in the Baroque art.

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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.