Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Vienna

Vienna Hofburg Heldenplatz

The imperial family lived here until 1918, but now its houses the offices of the president of Austria and you can enjoy it as a tourist attraction.  You can visit the former private apartments of the imperial family and see the splendour in which they lived!  Your Hofburg ticket will also allow you to see the Imperial Silver collection and the Sisi Museum.  The Imperial Palace is the large building in the historic centre of Vienna.  Nearest underground stop is Herrengasse on the U3 orange line.   This is an extract from our free Vienna City Guide.

Vienna Hofburg Green dome

One of the striking green domes on the Hofburg, Vienna

The Hofburg is really a collection of buildings spread over a huge area and the orginal palace was added to many times over the years with new wings and annexes.  Only part of the buildings are open to the public as the rest is used for government business.  The Hofburg is open daily from September to June between 9am and 5.30pm, and in July and August from 9am to 6pm.  Adult admission is 10.50 Euros and this includes the audioguide.  Another option is the “SiSi ticket” which gives admission to Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna Hofburg and the Imperial Furniture Collection for 23.50 Euros (2012 prices).  We’d recommend that you allow around an hour to visit the Hofburg Imperial Apartments.  Another part of the Hofburg which is open to the public is the Spanish Riding School.  If you like the sound of something a bit different on your holiday, think about the Vienna Segway Tour which takes you to most of the best sights in the city and stops at the Hofburg.

Vienna Hofburg Dome Interior

The Hofburg dome from the inside

LOCATION & CONTACT

Address: Vienna Hofburg, Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 533 75 70
Email: info@hofburg-wien.at

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