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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 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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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Vienna

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Very Enjoyable Concert
Roger M
, Oct 2019
The concert was in Zeremoniensaal, a beautiful room. Most music was by Strauss, with a few pieces by Mozart, Lehar, and others. Two singers and two dancers performed with some of the music. The concert ended with "The Blue Danube" and the "Radetzky March," as did every concert we attended in Vienna! This was an excellent concert.
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We showed up for a tour 17 taxi plus...
William G
, Nov 2017
We showed up for a tour 17 taxi plus the lost fees for the tour and were sent away because we did not have our passports in our possession. On the 3rd page, in the middle of the third paragraph, without emphasis/bold type, instructions to bring your passport was listed. We lost the money for the tour, were away from the hotel early AM and not too appreciative of you or your vendor for slipping in this tidbit like lawyers with the fine print. I doubt we will utilize your services again as you are a go between and a careless one at that. For your info, we have already begun planning our trip to Scotland and have not looked your way for assistance.
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It was not what I expected. I paid...
Tammy K
, Oct 2017
It was not what I expected. I paid extra money for seats towards the front. We arrived 30 minutes early as stated, however the seats in the front were occupied. The seats were general admission and up front upgrades was false advertisment. The venue didn't showcase the dancing. We couldn't see any of the dancing other than their upper bodies. The music selection was a disappointment. Gunshots, anvils, and whistles are not what I want to hear when I attend an orchestra concert in Vienna. This concert is not the one to attend if you are looking for an elaborate musical composition from the orchestra.

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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 94 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) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) costs USD 54.16. Guided Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) tours start around USD 54.16 per person. See all 94 Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) tickets and tours on Viator.
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