Hofburg is a former imperial palace situated in central Vienna, Austria. The palace was built in the 13th century and was the seat of the Habsburg rulers but has since become the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. The palace was expanded many times during the Habsburg era and had been influenced by many architects, but it is largely a Baroque style build. As well as now being the seat of the President of Austria, this palace which is one of the biggest in the world is also used for various other purposes such as museums and horse riding schools.
The Hofburg is accessible by the public transport system in the city of Vienna. If travelling via the underground, use the U3 getting off at ‘Herrengasse’. If travelling on the tram network, take tram 1, 2, D or 71 and get off at ‘Burgring’. If travelling by bus, take the 1A or 2A to ‘Hofburg’.
Opening Times and Admission
If visiting, you should expect that most parts of the palace are restricted because of it being home to the President of Austria. You can still enter the palace to visit the Sisi Museum, Imperial Apartments and Silver Collection, these are open every day 9am-5.30pm September to June and July to August 9am-6pm. Admission is set at around 14 euros for adults with discount prices available for concessions.