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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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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...more
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Vienna 1010, Austria
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+43 1 533 75 70
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having visited the Schloss Schoenbrunn the day before, I thought I had an idea of what I would see. No-this is by far the site that really shows off the history and lifestyle of the Hapsburgs. (Both Palaces are well worth seeing.) Many visitors seem...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Just walked the gardens, did not visit the house but to look at and photo the beautiful buildings was an inspiration.

Thank familywright4
Reviewed yesterday

Me and wife visit wiena to listen to musik.We where at imperial palace listen to Straus. vrey good musikhall. Note very hard to get a taxi after show we walk for long time before se a taxi.

Thank Bruce N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth going too. This palace is stunning inside and out. Very easy to get too. Do not do a tour! You can easily get around yourself.

Thank sjh92
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Imperial Treasury contains many tapestries, gowns, garb of the royalty, swords, etc. Particularly of interest are the religious relics such as a tooth from St. John the Baptist, bones of famous people, the sword of destiny that supposedly speared Jesus, apiece of the cross.

Thank lfbmonkey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a treat this was well situated by the museum quartier it was a delight both inside and outside. The gardens are lovely I would recommend as well as the Sisi museum which was the icing on the cake. The Hofburg cafe whilst a bit...More

Thank Marie E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Imperial Palace is a collection of Buildings in Central Vienna and there is much to see and do here. The buildings can be admired from the well maintained grounds and gardens, and you feel like you are stepping back in time. Visits to the...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Must see We visited the three museum and it was worth doing it and learn so much about Sisi The silver collections are impressive

Thank arturomanlopez
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The palace is huge and very majestic. Horses and carriages rum through the roadways to take visitors for rides. There are many passageways to see and it is amazing how large it is. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank canada010
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited just after viewing the Spanish Riding School, access and ticketing was easy. We found the silverware exhibition was rather long (we could only look at so many dinner and tea services) but the apartments and Sis exhibition were informative, well illustrated and the...More

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Inner City
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
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
2 - 2.5 hours is more than enough. Enjoy!
September 14, 2018|
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Response from Kal P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, what can be classified as a purse, can be taken. A lady with large hobo bag was asked to leave her purse in storage.
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Jojobeano | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we didn’t book, just turned up and picked which tickets. We didn’t do the furniture museum as couldn’t find it and so much more to do. The Palace full tour was enough, very good though. We didn’t wait long in the queue... More