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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
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Ranked #3 of 817 things to do in Vienna
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: For centuries the Vienna Hofburg was the centre of the Habsburg empire. Today the palace houses three museums which afford historically authentic insights into the traditions and everyday life of the imperial court: The Imperial Apartments with their original furnishings and decoration, the Sisi Museum with its sensitive staging of the empress' life, and the Imperial Silver Collection which contains a comprehensive range of tableware and other utensils used at the imperial court.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Palace contains a number of different museums/attractions and I bought a combined ticket that included the Kaiserappartements, the Silberkammer and the Sisi Museum including free audio guide. It takes about 2 hours to get around the 3 of them. All very interesting but different depicting the Emperor's Apartments, the Silver Chamber and a celebration of the Empress Elisabeth's personality respectively.

If you have any interest in history and in particular the Hapsburgs you should not miss it. Personally I didn't know much about them but now I am able to appreciate and understand their lives a lot more.

The exterior of the Palace is amazing.

Thank GreekGeek16
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Hofburg Palace is another great stop in the historical center. Stunning architecture and history associated with it. Absolutely worth a stop.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

If you love history this is a must. This is an amazing and absolutely beautiful palace to visit. It is huge and if you take a tour you hear all of the history of this palace. I would recommend a tour and probably pre-booking. We were in Vienna in winter and it was snowing which added to the beauty of the palace and surrounding areas. I highly recommend visiting here when in Vienna. Use public transport to get here or the hop on hop off bus.

1  Thank Lisa k
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The dinnerware on display is overwhelming but fascinating. You piece together the history of he family and get a great perspective of how they lived in their time. Did not know that much detail before touring. Recommend this as a stop if visiting Vienna. Audio guides allow you to go at your own pace.

Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Audio tour available that runs through the belongings in each room. Lots and lots of plates and cutlery! Similar commentary in palace rooms as at Schonbrunn Palace. Interesting outside too. Level of interest likely to depend on personal historic interest...

Thank Dan H
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