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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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  • On a huge area you will find beautiful and architecturally interesting buildings, such as the Hofburg with its entire history. You can take a nice stroll and a main highlights a look at for that. Close to the Hofburg - in addition to numerous other worth seeing buildings - the Spanish riding school as well as the beautiful city hall with Park.
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  • It is a mythical place, full of culture. Feel the magic of others present in everything. I advise you to visit. Fabulous
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  • Toured the Hofburg Palace from the outside during the day and went to a concert in the evening by the resident orchestra. It was wonderful! Mozart and Strauss done in opera, ballet, musical comedy and great classical music. The concert was in the former presentation room, all marble and crystal. Acoustics were absolutely perfect and for being surrounded by stone there was no echo. There are concerts held all over Vienna but if given the opportunity, immerse yourself in one in the Hofburg!
  • The palace is a great place to visit, and you can learn lots of historical facts through the audio guide. However, I find the prices a bit too high. Also, in some parts of the palace get very crowded, and it's very difficult to move around, especially if you are in a group and need all the group members to stay together. I think they should let only a certain number of people in at the same time, in order for everyone to have enough room to move around.
  • We came for a concert in the main reception hall. The performance was wonderful. Light hearted and lively music. Dance and song accompany a spectacular orchestra. The palace itself is absolutely gorgeous!
  • Beautiful. The audio guide was extremely helpful. The story was so sad about the empress. The rooms were beautifully appointed. It could have been a little cooler.
  • Very interesting, the best parts for the emperor and Empress rooms. Included in your ticket is the metal Ware Museum( bit boring and the Sisy Museum (really interesting) and the rooms of the emperor and Empress ( amazing) it is a really nice Palace but out of all the ones I visited Schonbrunn was the best(The most stunning) but this one was good too.

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As a former imperial capital, Vienna is full of lavish hotels reminiscent of the city’s royal past. If you’re traveling on a budget, it’s not hard to find hotels for a more affordable price. Consider staying in the Innere Stadt, or First District, if you only have a short time in town, as you’ll be within easy walking distance to many of the city’s main tourist attractions. Outside of the central core, Leopoldstadt, or Second District, lines the Danube and offers peaceful walks through tree-lined paths. For shopaholics, Mariahilf, or Sixth District, is a central neighborhood with busy shopping streets and lively markets.
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