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Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Vienna

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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. Plan to visit Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vienna attractions using our Vienna tourist route planner.
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  • From Michaelerplatz coming man faces a beautiful dome and is anxiously... and then have the difficulty starts: you visit the Spanish riding school left or right equips you Sissi and fashions a visit from? Or go right in the first courtyard left in the oldest part of the Hofburg Palace through the Swiss gate to March and to look at the Treasury? Or on the heldenplatz in the national library or the Ethnology Museum? In any case, it takes MUCH TIME for the Imperial Palace, because everything is just beautiful... Better go on a cup of coffee to the Chancellor and considering ;-)
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  • The Sissi exhibition Imperial Apartments immediately after the opening time visit and recommendation, as yet not so many tourists are traveling.
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  • The Hofburg Imperial Palace is the largest of the city of Vienna Palace. It was the residence of the majority of Austrian royalty, especially of the Habsburg dynasty, and emperors of Austria and Austria-Hungary. He is currently the residence of the President of the Austrian Republic. The Hofburg was the winter residence of the emperors austro-Hungarians, given that the summer residence was the Schönbrunn Palace, on the outside of the city. It is one of the most visited tourist places in Austria. The Palace houses the Museum of Sissi and the Imperial halls. The Palace has innumerable rooms and halls, including the Royal Chapel (where acts the children's choir of Vienna), the Spanish riding school, shops of souvenirs, etc. It is located in the old part of the city.
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  • Grandeur now is awe inspiring. Cannot imagine how much greater appeared to 18th century Hapsberg empire citizen.
  • In the centre of the city is a beautiful palace with gardens incorporating an art collection including the famous Kiss painting by Klimpt. Restaurant is good for cooling drinks and lunch. Reasonable prices.
  • The tickets are 3-in-1 where you get access into the main palace itself, Hofsburg, as well as the silver collection and the Sisi museum. The Silver collection is just all the utensils and whatnot used by the royal family. The Sisi museum is quite interesting, dedicated to the life of Empress Sisi. I encourage you to take some time at the Sisi museum because it gives you some context when you visit the Hofsburg Palace subsequently. Between Hofsburg and Schoenbrunn, definitely choose Schoenbrunn.
  • Silver collections and Sisi Museum is located here. Fans of Sisi can learn more about Sisi here.
  • Pricy but worth a visit. Big tour through ca. 20 rooms. Try to catch a group with less people to have more time to se everything.
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