All photos (4)Hofburg
Hofburg
Hofburg

Hofburg

8.961 reviews
Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Landmark, Castle or Palace
Ranked #3 in Vienna things to do
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    History Buffs
  • 9.2
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 6.2
    Family Travellers
  • 5.6
    Luxury Travellers
Write Review
Bookmark
Michaelerkuppel, 1010 Wien, Austria
+43 1 533 7570
https://www.hofburg-wien.at/
Edit info
Description
Learn why Hofburg is one of Vienna's most important landmarks of this day and age when you visit Austria. Once planned as an imperial forum, the grounds were built by the Hapsburg emperors during the ... Read more
13th century. Since that time, it has been renovated and turned into a tourist's dream. With museums that hold many of the original furniture that were installed in the former palace, one can get a feel for the regal presence. Tourists will also find a massive collection of international standing, not only in the museum, but also along the parks, restaurants and cafes.

Member Reviews(61)

Reviews
8.9/10
Wonderful!
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Most Helpful
Show Local Reviews
Tempe

Did not get to tour the Imperial Apartments last visit. Made it a point this time. The opulence of the residence is, in my opinion, more than Versailles.
You learn more about Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) and her strange and sad life leading to her assassination.

Recommended for:Family TravellersHistory Buffs
Helpful
Report
Local from Vienna

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" - by Horace, meaning "It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for ones country".
"Veni, vidi, vici." - "I came, I saw, I conquered". It seems a bit like bragging, spoken by Gaius Julius Caesar
"Silent enim leges inter arma" - "Laws are silent in times of war" spoken by Cicero. I don't call it a proverb, since while known, it never seems to have passed up into our modern lexicon of proverbs.
"Roma locuta est. Causa finita est" - I am afraid I don't have a person to credit for this quote, though it is from imperial Rome. Simply put, it translates as "Rome has spoken, the cause has finished". Basically it means what the emperor says goes.
"Nos morituri te salutant!" - "We, who are about to die, salute you". Used by gladiators about to enter battle when speaking to the Roman emperor. Frankly my comment would be a bit more virulent, but evidently the gladiators of the time were good sports. There is no direct person to credit for this quote.
"Multa ferunt anni venientes commoda secum, Multa recedentes adimiunt." - "The years as they come bring many agreeable things with them; as they go, they take many away." Horace wrote this, and while more or less obvious, I included this because it sounds cool.
"Non omnia possumus omnes." - "We all cannot do everything". Something of a proverb, it means you can't be good at every skill.

Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
Helpful
Report

Besides the Schönbrunn Castle the Hofburg is for sure the most famous tourist attraction of Vienna. I recommend to take a walk from the Museumsquartier to the Michaelerkirche - on your 1-2km walk you pass the Natur- and Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Heldenplatz, Nationalbibliothek and finally go through the Hofburg to arrive via Spanischer Hofreitschule at Michaelerkirche . The nicest 2 km in town for sure.

Recommended for:Luxury TravellersHistory BuffsHipstersArt & Design Lovers
Helpful
Report
London

It's a majestic building, the former imperial palace. I came here for a concert with the Hofburg orchestra and they are fantastic. Music performed in this architecture make you feel a lot more involved with the emotions of the performance. Loved it.

Helpful
Report
Klang

Hofburg Palace is the former imperial palace in thecentre of Vienna. Part of the palceforms the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. itwas the principal imperial winter residence, as Schonbrunn Palace was their summer residence.

Recommended for:Family TravellersLuxury TravellersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Helpful
Report

Hofburg Palace is the former imperial palace in the centre of Vienna and just 10 minutes to walk from our Apartment. The Hofburg Palace is the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria.

Recommended for:StudentsHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Helpful
Report
Bucharest
First to Review

A true must see when visiting Vienna, The Hofburg Palace has three main elements of attraction: the Sisi Museum, the Imperial Silver Collection (7,000 items), and, of course, The Imperial Apartments with their charming furniture and atmosphere. A trip back in time, a look at the way kings lived – this is what the Hofburg Palace has to offer. Plus, the building itself is breathtaking!

Helpful
Report

Saw the outside of this magnificent building! Incredible architecture. Beautiful park in front. Brilliant!

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsBudget Travellers
Helpful
Report
Cambridge

You pretty much have to look at this if you're in Vienna. It's absurdly elaborate.

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory Buffs
Helpful
Report
Reading

Unfortunately I wasn't able to go in this when I went as it had recently suffered a fire. Looked pretty impressive from the outside though.

Helpful
Report

Hofburg Palace complex has a great architectural features. It includes museums, chapel, church, the Austrian National Library, The Spanish Riding School, imperial apartments, halls of Imperial Treasury, gardens and squares. Great place to spend time on with your camera clicking!

Helpful
Report
Padua

it is really a beautiful building. People meets in the garden in front of it, sitting down on the grass with a sandwich or a book. The Palace has housed some of the most powerful people in European and Austrian history, including the Habsburg dynasty. It currently serves as the official residence of the President of Austria. It was the Habsburgs' principal winter residence.

Recommended for:History Buffs
Helpful
Report
New York City

The Hofburg Imperial Palace is a MASSIVE palace ground that sits just behind the Museum Quarter. It houses the Spanish Riding School, Heldenplatz, Michaelerplatz, Kunsthistorisches Museum and Naturhistorisches Museum, and the Imperial Stables (and that's not all, just some). You can't really miss it. We didn't actually go inside, as we had limited time, but seeing the grounds is quite a lot.

Helpful
Report
Centennial

The Hofburg Imperial Palace is one of those places you must visit if you go to Vienna. The architecture is gorgeous and the building and grounds are massive. Absolutely beautiful.

Helpful
Report
San Francisco

Hofburg, Vienna's Imperial Palace complex that is today a wonderful collection of architecture wonders and culture treasures for visitors and locals alike.

Helpful
Report
Cluj-Napoca

Nothing can compare to a stroll in this area of vienna. Vienna in a fairytale city indeed.

Helpful
Report
Riyadh

The Spanish Horses show is early in the morning. go for the tour of the palace rooms and the china collection. truly amazing!

Helpful
Report
Jonesboro

Beautiful! The complex of palaces, chapels, and so forth that make up the Hofburg should definitely be a major stop on any trip to Vienna. Do not skip the National Library! Be sure to see as much of its lovely exteriors as possible, although it's quite a walk around the place. One of my favorites in the city.

Helpful1
Report
Local from Vienna

The Hofburg is the old imperial castle in the middle of Vienna. Nowadays, the president has his office there and the national library is inside, too. As it's in the city centre, you will come across it anyways and you should definitely have a look at its insides too.

Helpful
Report
San Diego

Unfortunately, when I was there this past September, the palace was under massive construction - including a whole face of scaffolding out front. I thought it would just be a sore sight I'd never return to (that trip), but there was a festival/market on the grounds that weekend - which I thoroughly enjoyed. Tasting new foods, listening to local folk music, and walking around enjoying the Viennese culture in front of a famous landmark was simply perfect.

Helpful
Report
Hofburg

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
48.207798116.3642457
Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Wien
Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Wien
10.01 review
Distance: 0.15 mi
Hotel Sacher Wien
Hotel Sacher Wien
8.621 reviews
Distance: 0.36 mi
Hotel Imperial
Hotel Imperial
9.88 reviews
Distance: 0.61 mi
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
9.38 reviews
Distance: 0.45 mi
View all
Heldenplatz
Heldenplatz
9.712 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
Distance: 0.12 mi
Spanische Hofreitschule
Spanische Hofreitschule
8.511 reviews
Sights and Museums, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Performing Arts, Entertainment, Sports, School, Landmark
Distance: 0.09 mi
Spanish Riding School
Spanish Riding School
9.33 reviews
Performing Arts
Distance: 0.09 mi
Michaelerplatz
Michaelerplatz
8.73 reviews
Outdoors, Plaza
Distance: 0.13 mi
View all
Demel Cafe
Demel Cafe
8.827 reviews
££££
Ice Cream and Desserts, Breakfast & Brunch, Cafe
Distance: 0.15 mi
Cafe Hofburg
Cafe Hofburg
9.25 reviews
££££
Coffee and Tea, Cafe
Distance: 0.06 mi
Demel
Demel
8.73 reviews
Cafe
Distance: 0.15 mi
Freshii
Freshii
8.01 review
££££
Vegetarian, Breakfast & Brunch, Vegan
Distance: 0.11 mi
View all

Aliases: Hofburg Palace

Report this place