The Hofburg

The Hofburg, Vienna: Hours, Address, The Hofburg Reviews: 4.5/5

The Hofburg
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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 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.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 3 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 6 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
12,567 reviews
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3,888
Average
794
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Terrible
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Paul J
Dushanbe, Tajikistan704 contributions
Dec 2021
We were able to attend the St Nicolas Mass here with the truly heavenly voices of the Vienna Boys Choir. Hard to describe the brilliant acoustics, intimate setting and soaring emotions of this place.
Written January 4, 2022
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swoodruf
Muskegon, MI1,038 contributions
Oct 2021
Walking around the city, and we are able to see so many beautiful buildings. The buildings are clean and completely restored.
Written November 24, 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy422 contributions
Aug 2021
This was the winter residence of the Habsburg dynasty. Unfortunately, we only admired it from the outside, but it gave us the idea of how majestic it is.
Written November 16, 2021
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK3,897 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
For my friend and I this place was enough to see and appreciate from outside. The buildings are breathtaking. We didn't want to go inside but appreciated the architecture.
Written November 9, 2021
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Petra G
Koper, Slovenia178 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Really nice to see, even of the ticket is a bit expensive for a family (even with vienna card). But would still recomend it
Written October 26, 2021
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W-J-Wunzel
Wettenberg, Germany14 contributions
Oct 2021
Fantastic white horses of Spanish Riding school!! Most impressive crockery and silverware. (-) Entry for handicapped we did not find :-(. Using an audio-guide is perfect.
Written October 24, 2021
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Rivi12Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel60 contributions
Oct 2021
Very impressive square .Must visit
Dont miss this one-of-a- kind square in Vienna. Outside architecture is beautiful and impressive, as well the inside Sisi museum.
I recommend to have some history knowledge about that time in Austrian history for better understanding all the wealth and greatness
Written October 16, 2021
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Luca M
Vilnius, Lithuania106 contributions
Sep 2021
The building's architecture is really captivating. The palace is situated in the middle of everything, surrounded by restaurants, shops, and other different attractions for travelers. Despite the fact that there are always a lot of people here, it is interesting to look at the architecture of the buildings, take pics and just have a good time.
Written September 28, 2021
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Maria P
7 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
The whole place is really amazing. We had the pleasure to explore the rooms see several things they used in their daily lives like kitchen staff and clothes as well. A must see
Written September 13, 2021
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
This is one of the most beautiful squares in Austria. The building and its architecture are eye-catching. Next to it is the Golden U Street where you can buy from the best brands in the world.😍😍
Written September 6, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hofburg

The Hofburg is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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