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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

Michaelerkuppel | Hofburg, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43-1-533 75 70
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Ranked #13 of 411 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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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Imperial Palace is an interesting site. We saw the Imperial Silver Collection and the Imperial Appartments. The silver, gold and china collection is beautiful. It shows the change in table settings through the ages. The Sisi exhibit including some of her clothing and details of her time as Empress was well worth a visit. A very nice way to... More

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is worth a visit if you haven't seen other Hapsburg palaces. Your ticket included entry to the silver and dining collection, the Sissi museum, and the apartments. It comes with a well-done story in an audio guide. The Sissi story is fascinating. The apartments are, well, the apartments with a decadent flare.

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Cold Lake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This former Imperial place is massive, but there's a park in front so you can rest. The palace houses popular Sisi Museum dedicated to the wife of Emperor Franz Josef,National Library,Treasuries etc. As you walk through the gates, enjoy the architecture, statues and you can stop for a meal in a restaurant in the courtyard.

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Ganey Tikva Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There are 2 exhibitions concerning the life of Kaiserin Elizabeth (Sisi). One is the silver collection and the other is the imperial rooms and following the queen’s life and the movie: Sisi. Both are very nice to the eye and with interesting stories about her. Most recommended.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It really is an impressive building. I visited during an event and only saw parts of it, but everything was so big and imposing. Definitely not to miss in Vienna.

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My wife and I truly enjoy visiting royal palaces, so of course, a visit to Hofburg was a must do. However, we now fully understand why some of the prior reviews were less than stellar. The entrance was relatively easy to identify in the expansive complex...straight ahead through the hordes of people at Michaelsplatz, through a massive entryway, then into... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

In the very heart of vienna, u should be aable to see it anyway. Very breath taking at the first sight. Three domes and beautiul sculptures make this architecture so attractive. And the remainings of the walls from different period of time are reserved in front of it. Very historical.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Hofburg Palace offers a wide variety of exhibits which are interesting, but all of which are very crowded (especially if it is raining). Also, note that they charge for each exhibit independently, so if you plan to see at least 3 exhibits, you might want to consider buying the yearly pass for 40 Euro per person. We really enjoyed... More

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This ticket allows you access to the Schonbrunn Palace, imperial silver collection and Kaisers apartments within the Hofburg. I would not recommend bothering to see the imperial furniture collection included within this ticket-parts of the collection are just stacked on top of each other; "what do we do with all with all this random furniture from palaces across Vienna... I... More

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Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We toured the magnificent Imperial Palace as well as attended the Wiener Hofburg Orchestra - J Strauss - Mozart Concert that evening. Truly impressive and well worth the time! A must see in Vienna!

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