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The Hofburg, Vienna

4.6
#2 of 511 in Museums in Austria
Once home to Vienna's monarchy, The 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 The Hofburg and other attractions in Vienna.
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  • It’s a must if you stay in Vienna! We visited the palace of Sisi with all the glamour and treasure of the Austrian empire. Only the silver ware is almost 1.000 kg. Very impressive the whole palace.....  more »
  • doesn’t matter if it’s raining, cold weather, hot weather, I love to go there and see how amazing is this beautiful place  more »
  • a history-ladder square, extremely impressive, a glimpse how it must have felt at the height of the K&K monarchy  more »
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  • Beautiful palace. I strongly recommend this place. The tour is complete and really good. You can't miss it! One thing that I didn't like: it's forbidden to take photos.
  • Still miss Vienna, love that city, everything is so gorgeous. You should visit, I was there for the first time,and I'm going back for sure, amazing city. Beautiful architecture and landscape. Should visit all parks and gardens, so the best time to go there spring and summer so you can enjoy colorful streets 😊
  • This is a must see. So many amazing treasures and all authentic & not replicas. Beautiful crowns, robes & other ancient items bordering on the mystical.
  • I love the place and the museum. You get the feeling of the 13-18th century once you get into the palace. The people are very nice and friendly and I personally recommend taking a ride with the cars surrounding the palace
  • Great experience. Very luxurious palace with many interesting items in it. History of the silver collection and the Queen was depicted quite well with exhibits and was very interesting. Definitely recommend.

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