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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

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 9,252 reviews

Große Hofburg-Tour - die beste Wien-Tour! Wir haben eine 2-stündige Hofburg-Tour gebucht und die beste Tour unseres Lebens erlebt. Unser Führer war fantastisch, er erzählte uns viele faszinierende Geschichten. Wir haben Geheimnisse über den Palast, das Leben von Prinzessin Siss und die großartige Silbersammlung erfahren. Hofburg Führung ohne Warteschlange, Reiseleiter & Ticket inklusive. Wir waren auf vielen geführten Touren in verschiedenen Ländern, aber dies war unser Favorit. Die Hofburg selbst ist herrlich, viele schöne Prunkräume, jeder ist anders. Wenn Sie in Wien sind, ist es ein Muss!

2 day Pass was good, still have to go to the ticket office to get your pass as electronic pass is not valid. Website needs to be updated as office has moved (Google maps the location!! don't go off website address) & also opens at 9am not 10am as website states. So wasted as hour on the first day.

Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing Reviewed by

Fantastic tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, engaging and genuinely enthusiastic. The history of the school, hoses and riders was as interesting as the horses. and buildings. Highly recommended!

Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour Reviewed by

The walking tour was just perfect !!! Just what we were looking for. The tour guide was very knowledgeable answering all our questions, missing no details and we just did not want it to finish.

Vienna: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour Reviewed by

We thought the driving portion of the tour was a bit rushed and the German and English commentary often left the English comments until the landmark had passed.