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Vienna's Hofburg Palace: Top 5 fascinating facts

Vienna's Hofburg Palace ranks among the most popular tourist attraction in Austria, offering a window into the life and customs of the illustrious Habsburg family. Here are 5 fascinating facts to give you a taste of what awaits within its majestic walls.

Home of Kings, Emperors and Presidents

Home of Kings, Emperors and Presidents

The Hofburg Palace has been the home of countless Austrian rulers over the centuries. Today, it's the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria.

Architectural Variety

Architectural Variety

The gigantic palace comprises 18 wings and more than 2,000 different rooms. Due to the centuries of expansion, different architectural styles come together in a stunning ensemble.

The Imperial Appartments

The Imperial Appartments

Discover how the royals lived and visit the sumptuous apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. The beautifully maintained rooms are the Hofburg's top attraction.

The Imperial Silver Collection

The popular silver collection exhibits 7,000 objects that were necessary for running the imperial household, giving fascinating insight into the dining culture of the emperors.

The Sisi Museum

Empress Elisabeth, better known as Sisi, is the most beloved of all Austrian empresses. She was honored with her own museum, which is one of the Hofburg's most popular attractions.

Our insider tips

Imperial concerts

The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra regularly performs in the Hofburg Palace's sumptuous halls. Classical music lovers shouldn't miss out on this singular experience. Note that tickets for the concerts must be booked in advance.

Plan your visit

It's simply impossible to see every part of the Hofsburg Palace's vast complex in a single day. Plan your visit in advance to make sure you see your top priorities. Alternatively, spread your visit over several days.

Schönbrunn Palace

If you loved the Hofsburg Palace, don't miss out on the equally spectacular Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburg's summer residence, also located in Vienna.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open September to June, 9:00AM to 5:30PM, July and August, 9:00AM to 6:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets start at € 12,50 and continue onwards depending on tours and packages selected.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A tour is a great way to learn more about the history.
  • How to get there
    Take the U3 to Herrengasse or trams 1, 2, D or J to Burgring.
  • Additional information

    • Wheelchairs can be rented free of charge with the deposit of an ID at the entrance.

    • Filming and photographing are not allowed unless you have an official permit.

What people are saying about Hofburg Palace

Excellently presented tour and information

We thoroughly enjoyed a very informative and well presented tour. There were some problems with the radio/walkie-talkie system within the Palace, which were eventually sorted. Slight annoyance, which could be easily overcome via investment into an up-to-date system possibly utilising blue-tooth.

Sam was a great guide, saw all of inner city and had a blast!

Sam was a good teacher: had my spouse up and running for 1st time on a segway in 30 seconds at 65 y.o. Saw a lot of Vienna in 3 hours which included a nice and needed coffee break and got to know our guide better and get questions answered. Loved it! So much fun!!

Vienna: City Segway Tour Reviewed by Janet, 10/27/2018

Great , voucher does not give access to Museum

It is great exhibition you can see crown of Holly Roman Empire. You should know this ticket does not give skip the line access you still need to wait in the line and change print voucher for museum ticket

Vienna: Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg Palace Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 10/15/2018

Excellent--knowledgeable guide and a thrill to meet the horses.

The tour was excellent--Josh was knowledgeable, personable, and easy to hear. I knew we were going to get a tour of all of the facilities, and I had been disappointed to not be able to attend either a show or "morning exercises" because of our schedule, but when we got to see the Stallions up close in their stalls, I was touched and thrilled. And although we are not allowed to touch them or take pictures of them, just being able to look many of the horses in the eye and say a little something to them made me feel connected to them. I only wish the gift shop were open when the tour ended--perhaps extending the hours so that those who take the tour can visit the shop at the end would be good.

Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour Reviewed by Paige, 10/09/2018

This is a MUST for anyone visiting the city! Exquisite exhibit! WOW!

The exhibit simply WOWED us! There was so much history and beauty all wrapped into one. We enjoyed the experience thoroughly and would have been very disappointed if we had not experienced this tour. We think this is a must for anyone visiting the city...plus...throughout other exhibits and tours in the city, many references relate back to what we saw and learned on this tour - having done this early in our stay added to the experience of our other excursions. KUDOS - job well done - and amazing exhibit! WE LOVED IT!

Vienna: Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg Palace Reviewed by Andrew, 09/25/2018

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