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Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien)
Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien)

Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien)

Open daily Sept - June 9am - 5:30pm, July - Aug 9am - 6pm
Michaelerplatz 1, Vienna, 1010

The Basics

Whether you choose to explore Vienna on a walking tour, a bike tour, by Segway, or on a day trip from Prague, almost all Vienna sightseeing tours make a stop at the Imperial Palace. Visit on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and explore the palace on your own, or take a guided tour and benefit from the experience of an expert guide. For a more personalized experience opt for a small-group or private tour, or combine your visit with a romantic horse and carriage ride, a trip to Belvedere Palace, or an excursion to Schönbrunn Palace.

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Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Private Tour
Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Private Tour
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$145.18 per adult
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Excellent tour
We had a wonderful tour with our personal guide who was so pleasant & knowledgeable. We were able to see everything in a very relaxed manner & learnt a lot of Austrian history.
Mahitha_R, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Vienna

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Hofburg/ sisi palace tour
liliyaroytburd, Mar 2022
Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Private Tour
What a wonderful tour we took at sisi palace! Tour guide was soooo very knowledgeable and kept the tour very interesting!!! I think this tour is absolute must for Vienna!
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Great tour, highly recommend!
SimonishviliSuzana, Dec 2021
Daily Hofburg Palace & Sisi Museum Skip-the-line Guided Tour
Wonderful guided tour with skip the line tickets. See what is the most important in all 3 museums: silver, Sissi and palace with great tour guide who is knowledgeable and engaging story teller and helps you understand history, people, families in the context of the period, and shared interesting facts and stories.
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Excellent Guide
Jameson_C, Jul 2021
Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Private Tour
Ute was a very good guide: smart, friendly, knowledgeable, and energetic. She was a pleasure, and we highly recommend her.
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A Perfect Experience
Alex, Jun 2021
Daily Hofburg Palace & Sisi Museum Skip-the-line Guided Tour
I booked initially for a tour for Wednesday, together with a colleague. However, due to the recovery plan after the Coronavirus pandemic, the access to the Hofburg Palace and Sisi Museum (as well as many other tourist attractions in Austria) was restricted just a day before my visit (the access was only allowed between Thursday and Sunday, until the 30 of June). As soon as the company got aware of the situation, they contacted me via phone and mail. They informed me about the situation and inquired about any free time-frames do I have in my trip so they try and reschedule the tour without interfering with other plans. I only had a single time-frame and the company together with the guide managed to reschedule the tour to that time-frame. I wanted to highlight this, since huge efforts were made, from the guide and company, to manage and fix the situation without interfering with my busy schedule. I don't believe that many people will do those efforts instead I guess that they will offer a refund or to reschedule the visit on another day with a fixed time. After I got aware of the situation and since we were talking about modifications in less than 24 hours, I got afraid that things will not get fixed on time, and I couldn't risk not to visit Hofburg Palace and Sisi Museum during the trip, I bough entrance tickets for the museum directly. Once the guide found out that I bough separate entrance tickets, she talked - on her own initiative - to the museum officials and I got a refund for my separate entrance tickets (which I got denied when I tried to ask). Our guide was Miss. Ute. She is amazing and. An very y passionate expert about Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum and Schönbrunn Palace as well as anything related to Vienna and the imperial family. We got tons of interested information and highlights that we would have been missed for sure if we were on our own. Regarding the palace and the museum, as the majority know, it is a very majestic place. It is rich with history that can’t be experienced anywhere else. It is for sure a most to visit during any trip to Vienna. At the end, I want to thank the Miss. Ute for all the information and for the wonderful time that we had during the tour. I also want to thank her and the company, for they efforts to fix the situation that I detailed above.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tickets include entrance to the Sisi Museum, Imperial Apartments, and Silver Collection. Entrance to the Spanish Riding School is separate.

  • On-site facilities include restrooms, a gift shop, and a courtyard café.

  • Filming and photography is prohibited within the Imperial Apartments.

  • Large items such as suitcases, backpacks, and strollers are not allowed inside the palace. There is no coat or bag check available.

  • The palace and museums are wheelchair accessible and concession rates are available.

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How to Get There

The Hofburg Palace is located in Vienna’s historic center, with its main entrance on the northeastern side of Michaelerplatz, one of city’s most famous squares. The closest metro station is Herrengasse, accessible by the U3 train line. Trams 1, 2, D, and J stop at the nearby Burgring station.

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When to Get There

The Imperial Palace is open daily, year-round. It’s at its busiest during the peak summer months of July and August, when it’s best to book tickets in advance to save on wait times. To avoid the crowds, opt to visit in the early morning or out of season.

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The Museums of the Imperial Palace

Learn more about Austria’s beloved Empress Sisi and admire an impressive collection of dresses, personal items, and historic artifacts at the Sisi Museum. Then, follow in the footsteps of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth as you explore the lavish suites and staterooms of the Imperial Apartments. Finally, head over to the Imperial Silver Collection to see artifacts dating back to the 15th century.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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