The HofburgVienna, Austria
4.8 / 5
The Hofburg is a stunning and impressive building located in Vienna, Austria. While it is not open for visitors to walk through, the exterior design and view are still enjoyable and impressive. The architecture catches your eye with its grandness and intricate details. The Hofburg is home to various museums, including the Sisi Museum, and is situated near open spaces where visitors can admire the view, especially at night when the building is illuminated. The palace is conveniently located close to many famous landmarks in the city and is easily accessible by foot, road, tram, or cycle. Additionally, there are charming historic shops nearby. Inside the Hofburg, visitors can explore three museums, a church, a chapel, the national library, the Spanish Riding School, parks, gardens, and the office of the president of Austria. The Sisi Museum and the library are particularly recommended to visit. The palace is quite imposing from the outside, showcasing Vienna's beautiful architecture. While I did not have the opportunity to go inside, I still admired its structure. It is definitely worth a visit, as there are many other interesting architectural wonders in the surrounding area. The Hofburg offers a variety of exhibits and houses a rich history of Austria and its culture. It is recommended for every tourist, and one should allocate ample time to fully explore all the museums and exhibits. The inside of the museum dedicated to the empress and emperor was particularly amazing, with free audio guides provided to enhance the experience. Unfortunately, photography inside the museum was not allowed. The Spanish Riding School within the Hofburg is also highly recommended, with a fantastic building and a large arena where visitors can appreciate the impressive work of the horses and riders. Tickets can be purchased online in advance to secure a spot.
10.10.23Beautiful building, but not quite what I was expecting. It’s filled with different museums and business so not open to walk through in and of itself.
30.08.23I didn't go inside, but the building's design and the view are really impressive and enjoyable, even from the outside. The architecture catches your e.. Read more »
22.08.23We didn’t go inside the museums but still enjoyed looking at this marvellous architecture. It is so grand yet the details of the ornaments are so deli.. Read more »
20.08.23One of the most stunning buildings in Vienna. Many museums inside the palace include the Sisi Museum. Open spaces nearby with seats to admire the view.. Read more »
22.07.23One of the biggest palaces I’ve visited. It’s located at the heart of the Vienna. There are 3 museums, church, chapel, the national library, the Spani.. Read more »
25.06.23The Hofburg palace is quite imposing from the outside. Like many other locations in Vienna, it has a beautiful architecture. We didn't get inside, bu.. Read more »
28.05.23It is an impressive and imposing building that houses a variety of exhibits. I honestly can't understand the purpose of all these massive internal sta.. Read more »
23.05.23Exquisite place full of museums, history of Austria and it's rich culture. The Hofburg is definitely something to recommend for everyone. Every touris.. Read more »
22.04.23It was amazing especially the inside the museum it was about the empress and emperor. They give out audio guides for free and if you go you should de.. Read more »
07.03.23The Spanish Riding School is well worth a visit. The building is fantastic and arena is big so you can appreciate the work both the horses and riders .. Read more »
19.01.23Loved it the first time I came here in summer of 2019 and still loved it again after four years. I’d say I prefer the summer time for this type of vis.. Read more »
06.01.23The imperial apartments, silverware collection and Sissi museum were all very interesting. If you choose the audio guide, you get one device to use fo.. Read more »
01.01.23We entered through the back entrance of the palace, initially on our way to breakfast. We walk through the gates, through the building in between, and.. Read more »
12.09.22One the most important seats of power in Europe for centuries it is a must see for anyone interested in history. Fabulous palace full of history in th.. Read more »
25.08.22Really nice place to visit, even from the inside. We have been in Papyrus Museum, it is very interesting and playful place. In the Hofburg you can boo.. Read more »
21.08.22It is an impressive and imposing building that houses a variety of exhibits. I honestly can't understand the purpose of all these massive internal sta.. Read more »
14.08.22This palace from 13th century is just remarkable. There is so much to see from imperial attraction, ancient musical instrument. I recommend on taking .. Read more »
30.07.22Big, beautiful and wonderful history, culture and European Royalty coming to life before our very eyes. Amazing. A real highlight.
28.07.22A charming place surrounded by monuments, for people who love classic style, a touch of art in every inch, I belive the place is more charming at nigh.. Read more »
23.05.22This is main place to visit in Wien. It consists of multiple museums. Total trip takes lot of time , energy and patience . Visit all museums if you a.. Read more »
04.01.22If you have only got time to visit one attraction in Vienna, make it this. The palace complex houses paintings by the likes of Klimt.
25.12.21The place is MASSIVE! It has so much history and so many things to see! From the silver museum to the library to the sisi museum to the imperial rooms.. Read more »
15.12.21Another jewel in Vienna that you should add to your bucket list of places not to miss whole you're here. The architecture is imposing and the details .. Read more »
23.11.21To witness all the silver, crystal, porcelain used in this dynasty’s days is mind boggling! The ornate centrepieces, sweet holders, linen etc, just t.. Read more »
06.11.21The Hofburg is one of the most sensational palaces I have ever seen. You can smell the history of the Austrian Royal Family inside it and the guided v.. Read more »
29.09.21Amazing and impressive. The architecture of the building is unsurpassed as well as of course its excellent condition. The sculptures that adorn the su.. Read more »
18.09.21Great place and detailed stuff. I really enjoyed during the tour. It is definitely worth to visit. I recommend you to buy combo tickets and you can vi.. Read more »
06.09.21This is one of the most beautiful squares in Austria. The building and its architecture are eye-catching. Next to it is the Golden U Street where you .. Read more »
24.08.21fancy and breath taking! It shows how rich and extravagant life was back then. The gardens are very well kept and the grass is spotless. Nice place to.. Read more »
03.08.21Huge and breathtaking place. It's hard to see all the attractions in one trip. I sincerely recommend. ??????⛲
21.07.21It is beautifullll! I went like at 6pm so the light was amazing and I guess it would be better at night, nevertheless at day its still gorgeous.
15.07.21Very impressive, but a bit industrial due to all the cars parked here. It’s a must to go here, but not the nicest place to stay. The burggarten close-.. Read more »
20.06.21Beautiful palace with a great Sisi museum for history and art lovers. Definitely a must visit when in Vienna.
10.06.21The major must-visiting attraction where it was always hectic and full of tourists. The palace is situated in the heart of everything, surrounded by r.. Read more »
04.05.21Simply stunning! A person not normally interested in palaces or museums can easily spend half a day there without being bored even the slightest! Plac.. Read more »
04.05.21This is the jewel in the crown of Vienna, well worth paying for entry
28.04.21Lovely architecture. Didn't get to go in due to Covid-19 but I will be back soon and hopefully museums are opening up by then.
12.04.21The Hofburg is a must see in Wien, once entered in it you are brought back at the age of Sissi and even before. It’ll be hard to return to our time on.. Read more »
25.03.21Nice and beautiful hotel , very near to Schloss Palace ?
16.02.21The place is a must. It’s beautiful, opulent and entertaining. I’d say it takes like a week to explore the exhibit. Totally recommend!
09.01.21This is a very beautiful place to visit if you're ever in Vienna
25.12.20Beautiful place, historical architectural monument ???
14.09.20A must while you visit Wien
09.09.20An outstandingly important historical building. A beautiful imposing building from the outside and even more beautiful and more luxurious inside. Real.. Read more »
03.09.20Hofburg was for centuries the main residence of the austrian Imperial Family - House of Habsburg? And that all you can see. Imperial Apartments, Imper.. Read more »
01.09.20The Hofburg is the former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty rulers and today serves as the official residence and workplace of the Pre.. Read more »
30.08.20a lot about the kitchen and eating process including the sissi museum
29.08.20Beautiful place with old building
24.08.20It was fantastic historical places. The place was left magical impact on me and my family. I strongly recommend travellers to enjoy and visit this pla.. Read more »
29.07.20This palace is so nice and huge. Love the vibes.
15.06.20Great place to visit in Vienna. I had a summer holiday spent in this city. It was so beautiful !