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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

Michaelerkuppel | Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43-1-533 75 70
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Ranked #15 of 416 Attractions in Vienna
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Castles, Specialty Museums, Museums, Military Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: For centuries the Vienna Hofburg was the centre of the Habsburg empire. Today the palace houses three museums which afford historically authentic... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

"Sissi" was a mixed up lady. Very interesting. The silver and porcelain was lovely. The view of the aparments was a bit cramped but we enjoyed it particularly on a rainy day.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This whole area is just beautiful, we kept heading back there just to sit & look at the wonderful buildings & statues

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Hofburg palace is worth a visit for Sisi's museum and the palace ground. The Sisi museum is part of the entrance tickets which consist of the royal apartments as well while the palace grounds is free of charge.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The building is good to take a view from outside and take a stroll around. It's like a huge maze with beautiful buidings all around..Wonderful.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The audioguide is outstanding. The extensive and ornate collections of porcelain, centerpieces, candelabras, silver dinner service, gold plated dinnerware, were all amazing. Even my husband wasn't bored. The exhibition about Empress Sisi was very interesting. Loved seeing the royal family's rooms and Sisi's clothes!

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Wirral
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Palace is a substantial building which offers some good photoshots. The tour is not that interesting though because it spends far too much time going from room to room looking at plates and table settings - fascinating as they are. The next stage is the Sisi museum which was a bit better but, again, too long. I was disappointed... More

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TwoCoolers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Thanks to everyone who had slogged through the crockery and silver before, I headed straight upstairs and had a nice visit at the palace via an audio tour of the Imperial Apartments and the Sissi exhibit. Both were interesting, but I found that I was not as interested as some of the Sissi "cultists." I enjoyed looking at the gowns,... More

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Hofburg complex is very extensive and large in scale. We paced ourselves and visited a couple of museums at a time but not everything at once. We did the Sissi museum as well as the silver collection and imperial apartments in one visit. You will receive an audio guide with a language of your choice. One thing which wasn't well... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We are National trust members but this place offers greater value than most of the Trust properties. It has persuaded my wife to read up about Sisi and her life

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cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It was a nice place to take a photo there with a nice monument and a old ground called the Spanish ground due to road of old Spanish origin horses

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