For more than seven centuries, the great empire of the Habsburgs was ruled from the Imperial Palace. Today, the Gothic Imperial Chapel, where the Vienna Boys’ Choir performs during High Mass on Sunday, is a remnant of the Imperial Palace during the Middle Ages.
In the center of the old city, you can admire the splendor and magnificence of the daily life of the noblest family of the Habsburg monarchy when you visit the private apartments and state rooms. Numerous museums and collections represent the imperial family’s passion for art.
The Imperial Palace, which until 1918 was inhabited by the imperial family, was originally a castle built in the thirteenth century, which was extended to a splendid residence in accordance with the increasing power of the Habsburgs and the expansion of their realm.
Today, the Imperial Palace houses the office of the President of Austria as well as an important congress center and numerous art collections.
10 minutes walking distance from Hotel AUSTRIA.
Public transport: U1, U3: Stephansplatz, U3: Herrengasse, U2, U3: Volkstheater, Bus 48A: Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring, Tram D, J, 1, 2, Bus 57A: Burgring
Imperial Silver Collection
Secular and Ecclesiastical Treasuries
Austrian National Library
Chapel of the Imperial Palace
Spanish Riding School