Imperial Palace Hofburg

Everything about the Viennese Hofburg

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.

Interessting links

Imperial ApartmentsImperial Silver CollectionTreasury National Library Chapel Imperial PalaceSpanish Riding School


1010 Vienna
Tel. +43 1 533 75 70


10 minutes walking distance from Hotel AUSTRIA.

Public transport:
Underground: Lines U1 / U3, Station Stephansplatz or Line U3, Station Herrengasse or Lines U2 / U3, Station Volkstheater
Bus: Line 48A, Station Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring or Line 57A, Station Burgring
Tram: Lines D / J / 1 / 2, Station Burgring

Website Hofburg


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