Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Vienna

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Once home to Vienna's monarchy, Imperial Palace (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 Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and other attractions in Vienna.
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  • The Hofburg Royal Palace is divided into the Old Palace on The One Side of Michael Square and the New Palace on the Side of Helden Square. The old palace is usually referred to as the Old Palace, and the Old Palace has a chapel, a treasure trove and an equestrian school. The palace was formerly home to the Habsburg royal family, and now has the president's office, as well as international conference halls, art galleries, museums and the National Library. However, if you're not interested in art galleries or museums, there's nothing you need to do inside. It's easy to see the façade of the royal palace. Please note that the new palace is more beautiful than the Old Palace.
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  • Consists of the Silver Museum (staggering about of silver and gold tableware), the Sisi (the Princess Elizabeth) Museum and the Imperial Appartments. Well worth a visit and it tooks us several jours t...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, beautiful palace, a must visit in Vienna. Austria is a really beautiful country and Vienna is a pearl of it. Every corner is breathing with history and historical events that took place quite some time ago. Hofburg is great and find time stroll around, through and inside this palace. I had amazing experience! Enjoy)
  • One of the main attractions in Vienna. It has a long history at its back and while it is full of tourists, don't let that stop you from seeing this beautiful part of the city. It is recommended to go in early, to avoid the tour buses that bring up groups of tourists throughout the day.
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