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Hofburg Palace, Vienna

This immense palace complex grew into a large, unwieldy series of buildings over the years and was the imperial residence of the Habsburg emperors until 1918.

This immense palace complex grew into a large, unwieldy series of buildings over the years and was the imperial residence of the Habsburg emperors until 1918. What began as a medieval castle (whose chapel is the only original element of that building to survive) was expanded and redecorated as the Habsburgs' power increased correspondingly. The Palace Stables and Amalia's Wing were added in the sixteenth century. The Imperial Chancery Wing, Court Library, and Spanish Riding School was added in the eighteenth. In the last century, St Michael's Wing was tacked on and around 1900 the New Palace was completed. Each separate building contains so many treasures that the time spent moving from one to another is like opening box after box of fabulous jewels. The palace now houses the offices of the Austrian President, a convention center, and the Spanish Riding School with its Lipizzaner stallions. The Palace also houses several museums, including the Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum and Imperial Silver Collection (Kaiserappartements, Sisi Museum, Silberkammer) where you can visit 22 state rooms (9AM-5PM; Jul-Aug 9AM-5:30PM; wheelchair-accessible.). These are the residential and state apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph I. and Empress Elisabeth (popularly known as Sisi) and show 19th-century imperial life. The Imperial Silver Collection displays unique items of the glittering world of imperial dining. You can purchase a single ticket for all three museums or purchase the 'Sisi Ticket', which entitles you to visit the Schönbrunn Palace, Hofburg with Audio Guide (Imp. Apartments, Sisi Museum, Imp. Silver Collection), and Imperial Furniture Museum.


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About Hofburg Palace

 Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna, Austria

 +43 1 5873666

 www.hofburg-wien.at

Hofburg Palace and Nearby Sights on Map

Imperial Treasury

The best part of the Hofburg and an absolute must

Austrian National Library

Card catalogs may be an anachronism in today's digitized world, but this library had the first one in existence, invented by the Habsburg court librarian

Chapel of the Imperial Palace

The original chapel of the

Spanish Riding School

The Old Synagogue

Underneath the Judenplatz (The Jewish Square), you will find this underground medieval synagogue excavation

Schmetterlinghaus

A tropical greenhouse with an amazing collection of live butterflies, will delight both children and adults

Neue Hofburg

The newest and largest section of the Imperial Palace

Jüdisches Museum

A museum documenting the history of Vienna's substantial Jewish community which included Zweig, Freud, Herzl, Mahler, and Schoenberg

Albertina

The Albertina is the largest Habsburg residential palace and a popular art gallery in Vienna, with over 50,000 drawings and one million prints dating from Late Gothic to contemporary

Museum at the Scottish Monastery

A nice, small picture gallery mainly of Baroque Austrian painting