Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Vienna

4.6
#2 of 518 in Museums in Austria
Once home to Vienna's monarchy, Imperial Palace (Hofburg) gives a fascinating look into imperial life through a display of personal items of former Habsburg monarchs. Along with the historical museums, the palace--called the Vienna Hofburg--now houses the president of Austria and offices of the federal government. In the Imperial Apartments, you'll discover the apartments of Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth. Visit the Imperial Silver Collection for a glimpse into the lavish lengths to which the monarchs went to entertain. You'll see about 7,000 relics of the imperial dining culture, such as exquisite kitchen linens, the imperial table, and ornate centerpieces. The Sisi Museum features more than 300 personal items of Empress Elisabeth. Through her parasols, beauty recipes, and death mask, you'll gain an understanding of this often-misunderstood monarch. By using our Vienna day trip planning site , you can arrange your visit to Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and other attractions in Vienna.
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  • This is one of the must do's in Vienna. However, if you are doing the audio guide (which is free with your ticket) and also Schonbrunn Palace, I would recommend a day between visits. Some portions on ...  more »
  • Disappointing, especially since I did not see the Imperial staircase because I was offered to take the elevator then the halls follow each other without always well see, too many people, jewellery, paintings and dummy costumes for the most part in the Museum Sissi....
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  • Had visited the Hofburg in the course of the symposium and was severely impressed by the size, dimensions and decadence, both outside and inside. The whole complex is definitely worth a visit!
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