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Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) Tours

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Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien)
Formerly the winter residence of the Austrian royal family, the Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) is now a lasting tribute to the glory of the Habsburg Empire. It’s one of Vienna’s most magnificent baroque palaces, located within Vienna’s UNESCO-listed historic center. Visitors to the Hofburg can explore the Imperial Apartments, visit the Sisi Museum and the Silver Collection, or watch a performance at the world-famous Spanish Riding School.

The Basics
Whether you choose to explore Vienna on a walking tour, a bike tour, by Segway, or on a day trip from Prague, almost all Vienna sightseeing tours make a stop at the Imperial Palace. Visit on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and explore the palace on your own, or take a guided tour and benefit from the experience of an expert guide. For a more personalized experience opt for a small-group or private tour, or combine your visit with a romantic horse and carriage ride, a trip to Belvedere Palace, or an excursion to Schönbrunn Palace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tickets include entrance to the Sisi Museum, Imperial Apartments, and Silver Collection. Entrance to the Spanish Riding School is separate. 
  • On-site facilities include restrooms, a gift shop, and a courtyard café.
  • Filming and photography is prohibited within the Imperial Apartments.
  • Large items such as suitcases, backpacks, and strollers are not allowed inside the palace. There is no coat or bag check available. 
  • The palace and museums are wheelchair accessible and concession rates are available.

How to Get There
The Hofburg Palace is located in Vienna’s historic center, with its main entrance on the northeastern side of Michaelerplatz, one of city’s most famous squares. The closest metro station is Herrengasse, accessible by the U3 train line. Trams 1, 2, D, and J stop at the nearby Burgring station.

When to Get There
The Imperial Palace is open daily, year-round. It’s at its busiest during the peak summer months of July and August, when it’s best to book tickets in advance to save on wait times. To avoid the crowds, opt to visit in the early morning or out of season.

The Museums of the Imperial Palace
Learn more about Austria’s beloved Empress Sisi and admire an impressive collection of dresses, personal items, and historic artifacts at the Sisi Museum. Then, follow in the footsteps of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth as you explore the lavish suites and staterooms of the Imperial Apartments. Finally, head over to the Imperial Silver Collection to see artifacts dating back to the 15th century.
Address: Michaelerplatz 1, Vienna, Vienna Region 1010, Austria
Hours: Open daily Sept - June 9am - 5:30pm, July - Aug 9am - 6pm
Admission: Adult: €13.90 - € 29.00 depending on inclusions
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Vienna Hofburg Orchestra: Mozart and Strauss Concert

Vienna Hofburg Orchestra: Mozart and Strauss Concert

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Enjoy an evening of culture and music in Austria on this 1.5-hour Hofburg Orchestra Mozart and Strauss concert in Vienna. Take your seat in the Vienna Imperial Palace and settle in for your evening’s classical music entertainment. Listen as the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra’s 40 professional musicians bring to life some of your favorite classical music scores. Hears works by famous composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti and Johann Strauss. Enjoy lilting solos from soloists of international renown, and admire the Imperial Palace’s grand interior and impressive acoustics.
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Empress Sisi Sightseeing Combo in Vienna Including Schonbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace, Dinner and Orangery Concert

Empress Sisi Sightseeing Combo in Vienna Including Schonbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace, Dinner and Orangery Concert

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Discover Imperial-era Vienna with an independent sightseeing package, themed around the life of Austria’s Empress Elisabeth.  Also known as Sisi, the popular Austrian royal ruled in the late 1800s, and left her mark around the capital. Follow in her footsteps with visits to Hofburg and Schönbrunn palaces, and see Habsburg dynasty artifacts at the Imperial Furniture Collection. The combo package also includes dinner at a restaurant near Schönbrunn Palace and a classical music concert at the Schönbrunn Palace Orangery. Tickets can be used on different days.
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Vienna City Classic Walk

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Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour

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Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour

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Private Tour: Vienna City Segway Tour

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Vienna Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

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What are Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) hours of operation?
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Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) hours of operation: Open daily Sept - June 9am - 5:30pm, July - Aug 9am - 6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 91 Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) costs USD 55.39. Guided Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) tours start around USD 55.39 per person. See all 91 Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) tickets and tours on Viator.
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