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Hofburg, Vienna

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Once home to Vienna's monarchy, Hofburg gives a fascinating look into imperial life through a display of personal items of former Habsburg monarchs. Along with the historical museums, the palace--called the Vienna Hofburg--now houses the president of Austria and offices of the federal government. In the Imperial Apartments, you'll discover the apartments of Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth. Visit the Imperial Silver Collection for a glimpse into the lavish lengths to which the monarchs went to entertain. You'll see about 7,000 relics of the imperial dining culture, such as exquisite kitchen linens, the imperial table, and ornate centerpieces. The Sisi Museum features more than 300 personal items of Empress Elisabeth. Through her parasols, beauty recipes, and death mask, you'll gain an understanding of this often-misunderstood monarch. By using our Vienna day trip planning site, you can arrange your visit to Hofburg and other attractions in Vienna.
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  • I had no idea how large this complex truly was until I spent 2 days wandering in and out of one museum after another. The Albertina is housed in a Palace here as well as the Treasury and King's... 
    I had no idea how large this complex truly was until I spent 2 days wandering in and out of one museum after another. The Albertina is housed in a Palace here as well as the Treasury and King's...  more »
  • The Hofburg is lined with horse drawn carriages waiting to take you on a tour of the wonderful city. There is much history in this location and you can feel it just walking through. The only downside....  more
    The Hofburg is lined with horse drawn carriages waiting to take you on a tour of the wonderful city. There is much history in this location and you can feel it just walking through. The only downside....  more »
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  • Great 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 visit other places, too.
  • Another 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 are incredible. Take some time to absorb it all, you'll forever be grateful.

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