Welcome to the Vienna Hofburg

Until 1918, the Hofburg was the center of the gigantic Habsburg empire. Originally planned as a lavish “Imperial forum”, the grounds were built up majestically by the Habsburg emperors – from the 13th century "Alte Burg" to the most recent addition from around 1900. Today, the Hofburg in Vienna is the official seat of the Austrian President. No traveler to should pass up the opportunity to visit the Hofburg: Here you will find more than two dozens collections of international standing. You will also discover cafés, restaurants, squares and parks to while away the time. Welcome to an imperial march through history, art and luxury, welcome to the Hofburg.

  • Enjoy Imperial Ambiance

    Cafés and restaurants between the imperial residence and the art palace: enjoy with Arts & Delights ...

    Enjoy Imperial Ambiance
  • The Imperial Apartments
    Sisi Museum
    Imperial Silver Collection

    Look into the control center of the former Habsburg monarchy...

    Imperial Apartments: Emperor Franz Joseph’s bedroom
  • Spanish Riding School

    The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world where the art of classical riding of the High School has been retained from the Renaissance to the present day.

    Spanish Riding School
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

    Experience Bruegel’s "Farm Wedding" in the largest Bruegel collection in the world. Visit Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Tintoretto, van Dyck, Dürer, Holbein, Titian and other great masters...

    Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)
  • Imperial Court Chapel

    Celebrate High Mass in the historic ambiance of the Imperial Court Chapel - with the Vienna Court Music Orchestra, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, members of the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera...

    Imperial Court Chapel
  • Imperial Treasury

    The most important treasure chamber in the world is something truly amazing: here, in the oldest part of the Imperial Palace, you find not only the imperial crown of the Holy Roman Empire...

    Imperial Treasury
  • Albertina

    Founded in 1776, the Albertina is the most visited museum in Vienna and one of the most eminent museums in the world. It houses the renowned collection of Duke Herzog Albert of Saxe-Teschen.

  • National Library, Grand Hall

    Visit what has been called the most beautiful library room in the world - the baroque book room of the former Court Library, called the State Hall.

    National Library, Grand Hall
  • Hofburg Vienna (Congress Center)

    The prevailing mood at the Hofburg Congress Center, located in parts of the Old Imperial Palace, the New Imperial Palace and the Leopold Wing is one of elegance.

    Hofburg Vienna (Congress Center)
  • Museum of Natural History

    The Museum of Natural History, designed by Gottfried Semper and Carl Hasenauer, was opened in 1889; since that time, it presents treasures from all realms of natural history.

    Museum of Natural History
  • Butterfly House & Palm House

    One of Europe’s most beautiful art nouveau palm houses, erected in 1905, has been transformed into rainforest in the center of the city...

    Butterfly House
  • Collection of Ancient Music Instruments

    Where do you find the zither on which Anton Karas played his melody to "The Third Man"? It is exhibited in the Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments.

    Collection of Ancient Music Instruments
  • Ephesus Museum

    The grandeur and splendor of the old Ephesus (Turkey) in the center of the neo-baroque architecture (2000 years younger!) of this part of the Imperial Palace: an attractive contrast.

    Ephesos Museum
  • Collection of Arms and Armor

    The artfully decorated arms, suits of armor and saddles in the Armory in the Imperial Palace bear witness to many centuries of European history.

    Collection of Arms and Armor
  • Weltmuseum Wien (Museum of Ethnology)

    Where the Habsburg emperors once ruled many nations, today one finds many objects from foreign cultures and much information on exotic peoples at the Weltmuseum Wien...

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  • Papyrus Museum

    In the largest collection of papyri in the world, daily life in ancient Egypt comes alive again...

    Papyrus Museum
  • Church of the Augustinian Friars

    The great masses by Mozart, Haydn and Schubert are performed regularly in the church services of the Augustinian church.

    Church of the Augustinian Friars
  • Globe and Esperanto Museum

    At the renovated Palais Mollard, you can view the only Globe Museum in the world as well as the Esperanto Museum.

    Globe and Esperanto Museum
  • Austrian Film Museum

    In the famous "invisible cinema", topical and monographical retrospectives are presented...

    Austrian Film Museum
  • Austrian Theatre Museum

    The history of the theater is conveyed at the Austrian Theatre Museum complemented by exhibitions from its enormous collection ...

    Austrian Theatre Museum
  • MuseumsQuartier

    The MuseumsQuartier, MQ for short, is among the ten largest cultural complexes in the world. With its many attractions, bars and restaurants, it provides a perfect mixture of arts & Delights.