Enjoy a look behind the scenes of the Spanish Riding School on this guided tour. Admire the stunning architecture of the centuries-old institution.
Be enchanted by the treasures of the past. Admire the jewels of the Habsburgs and parts of the original jewelry of Empress Elisabeth!
Enjoy Vienna and explore the city with free, unlimited use of the city's metro, tram, and bus lines. Get around the city quickly and easily, and…
Learn about the amazing life of Empress Sisi of the Hapsburg monarchy on a guided walking tour of Vienna. Discover some of her favorite shops and…
Enjoy a Fiaker ride which will take you to the top 5 attractions within the old town of Vienna.
Enjoy a compact tour of central Vienna and see the city's highlights. Admire the Hofburg and see where Mozart lived.
Experience Vienna on this 3-hour bike tour, and discover a great selection of this magnificent city's sights and landmarks.
Visit the famous Hofburg Imperial Palace on a guided tour where you will see the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum, and learn about Austrian…
Explore Vienna at your own pace on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get on and off whenever you want all over the city, or remain seated for a full city…
Top sights in Vienna
Vienna's Hofburg Palace ranks among the most popular tourist attraction in Austria, offering a window into the life and customs of the illustrious Habsburg family. Here are 5 fascinating facts to give you a taste of what awaits within its majestic walls.
The Hofburg Palace has been the home of countless Austrian rulers over the centuries. Today, it's the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria.
The gigantic palace comprises 18 wings and more than 2,000 different rooms. Due to the centuries of expansion, different architectural styles come together in a stunning ensemble.
Discover how the royals lived and visit the sumptuous apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. The beautifully maintained rooms are the Hofburg's top attraction.
The popular silver collection exhibits 7,000 objects that were necessary for running the imperial household, giving fascinating insight into the dining culture of the emperors.
Empress Elisabeth, better known as Sisi, is the most beloved of all Austrian empresses. She was honored with her own museum, which is one of the Hofburg's most popular attractions.
The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra regularly performs in the Hofburg Palace's sumptuous halls. Classical music lovers shouldn't miss out on this singular experience. Note that tickets for the concerts must be booked in advance.
It's simply impossible to see every part of the Hofsburg Palace's vast complex in a single day. Plan your visit in advance to make sure you see your top priorities. Alternatively, spread your visit over several days.
If you loved the Hofsburg Palace, don't miss out on the equally spectacular Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburg's summer residence, also located in Vienna.
- When should I visit?
- Open September to June, 9:00AM to 5:30PM, July and August, 9:00AM to 6:00PM.
- Is it expensive?
- Adult tickets start at € 12,50 and continue onwards depending on tours and packages selected.
- Will I need a guide?
- A tour is a great way to learn more about the history.
- How to get there
- Take the U3 to Herrengasse or trams 1, 2, D or J to Burgring.
- Additional information
- Wheelchairs can be rented free of charge with the deposit of an ID at the entrance.
- Filming and photographing are not allowed unless you have an official permit.
What people are saying about Hofburg Palace
Große Hofburg-Tour - die beste Wien-Tour! Wir haben eine 2-stündige Hofburg-Tour gebucht und die beste Tour unseres Lebens erlebt. Unser Führer war fantastisch, er erzählte uns viele faszinierende Geschichten. Wir haben Geheimnisse über den Palast, das Leben von Prinzessin Siss und die großartige Silbersammlung erfahren. Hofburg Führung ohne Warteschlange, Reiseleiter & Ticket inklusive. Wir waren auf vielen geführten Touren in verschiedenen Ländern, aber dies war unser Favorit. Die Hofburg selbst ist herrlich, viele schöne Prunkräume, jeder ist anders. Wenn Sie in Wien sind, ist es ein Muss!
2 day Pass was good, still have to go to the ticket office to get your pass as electronic pass is not valid. Website needs to be updated as office has moved (Google maps the location!! don't go off website address) & also opens at 9am not 10am as website states. So wasted as hour on the first day.
Fantastic tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, engaging and genuinely enthusiastic. The history of the school, hoses and riders was as interesting as the horses. and buildings. Highly recommended!
The walking tour was just perfect !!! Just what we were looking for. The tour guide was very knowledgeable answering all our questions, missing no details and we just did not want it to finish.
We thought the driving portion of the tour was a bit rushed and the German and English commentary often left the English comments until the landmark had passed.