Things to do in Hofburg Palace
Built in the 13th Century, the Hofburg Castle was originally a Medieval fortress and expanded over the centuries to become the beautiful castle we know today: a symbol of the Austrian culture and royalty. The most recent part of the Palace was added at the beginning of the 20th century, and the only remaining part dating back to the Medieval Times is the Chapel or Burgkapelle. The Palace itself was home to some of the most powerful monarchs in Europe such as the Habsburg dynasty and kept expanding as did their power in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. For centuries, the Hofburg Palace has been the Imperial Palace in the heart of Vienna and the principal winter residence, Schönbrunn Palace being the summer residence. Today, it is the official seat of the Austrian President and an iconic architectural landmark that no traveller should miss.
Our recommendations in Hofburg Palace
Spanish Riding School Vienna Training
Book your ticket for the Morning Exercise of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and get an insight into the training of the riders and their Lipizzans in the beautiful setting of the Winter Riding School, accompanied by classical Viennese music.
Ticket for Weltmuseum Wien and Imperial Armoury - Collection of Historic Musical Instruments at Hofburg Palace
Travel through the world at the Weltmuseum Wien. See unique treasures from different cultures and epochs, including a part of James Cook's collection.
Tickets for the Imperial Treasury at Vienna Hofburg Palace
Visit the Imperial Treasury at Hofburg Palace in Vienna and see precious historic treasures of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Catholicism.
Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum tickets
Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, one of the world's foremost museums, and see great masterpieces from a big variety of periods of art.
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Reviews Hofburg Palace
“The biggest advantage of buying Sisi Combo ticket was the fast lane entrance to museums. There was a huge crowd waiting to purchase tickets and enter in the museums. With the ticket we skipped the lines.”
“Very good guide, à bit too short in Shonbrun”