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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
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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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An amazing place to visit

What a palace & especially the grounds full of manicured gardens & fountains... A visit to this place is a must in ones itinerary...

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a palace & especially the grounds full of manicured gardens & fountains... A visit to this place is a must in ones itinerary...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Hofburg Palace as it is popularly known. Its a marvellous Architecture building.Its hug & takes time to see the whole of palce. Some of the Art Pieces are marvellous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the title say's, this is the place if you like your bling on the imperial side. The most notable thing for me was the quality of the craftsmanship in the items (i'm not bothered by bling).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can recommend to walk around Hofburg in the night (after midnight) especially when there are no turists and you cat breath a fresh air and enjoy a view to this monumental building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Habsbourg official residence is a huge part of history, From the china to the dresses, from the Emperor's Bedroom to Elisabeth Sports' room, you will learn and discover a lot on Elisabeth and Kaiser Franz-Joseph.it is well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I first came here in 1968...and it has only gotten better. One cannot understand the culture and lifestyle of Austrian monarchy without a visit here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly wonderful building,lots to see & walk round. Well worth the entrance fee. A must to see Building! Approx 74 rooms to see & admire. The gardens are so well kept & beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit if you have an interest in the Habsburgs especially the Empress Elisabeth (Sissi). Sissi museum very interesting with lots of artefacts. Enjoyed tour of royal apartments especially Franz Joseph and Sissi's rooms. Only bugbear is that you are not allowed to take any photographs. Audioguide very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The palace is massive. It has different museums each if which care excellent. The sisi museum and royal appartemenrs are just two of them. You can see the lippizaner horses here also. Worth a good few hours.

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The is a beautiful building which is just vast. There was clearly no expense spared in its construction and was definitely built to show the wealth of the ruling family. There lost to see from just wandering around the grounds and admiring the architecture and the building does house the famous Spanish horses. We thought the cost to access the... 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.