The Hofburg, is a city within a city, unlike other palaces in Vienna, and is perhaps one of the most historically significant palaces in the city. For many centuries the Hofburg was the center of the Habsburg Empire and was home to the imperial family until 1918. Today it is the official seat of the Austrian president and its sprawling complex consists of numerous buildings from different periods. In fact, tourists will be able to see architectural and design features from Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic styles in these buildings. Since the massive complex is spread out over an area of 59 acres, visitors will have to spend at least half a day to explore and discover the many interesting attractions within the Imperial Palace. The Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Silver Collections are the main attractions to visit when at the Hofburg, while other notable sites include the Natural History Museum, the Austrian National Library and the Hofburg Treasury.
Prices vary depending on the chosen attraction
The Imperial apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Silver Collections are open daily: September to June: 9am-5.30pm July to August: 9am-6pm
Half a day
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The museums and the splendor of the imperial apartments
Although the Hofburg does not provide prayer facilities, Muslim tourists requiring these facilities will be able to locate a number of mosque, Islamic Centres and prayer rooms in the city of Vienna. Tourists visiting the Imperial Palace could ask the locals to direct them to a nearby mosque when needed.
Tourists visiting the Hofburg will be able to get a bite to eat at the Café Hofburg, located in the heart of the Imperial Palace, and experience the Viennese coffee house culture. However, since this establishment is not known to be Halal certified, Muslim visitors will have to order suitable vegetarian or seafood items if they choose to eat here. Those specifically looking for Halal outlets will be able to find several in the city of Vienna serving a range of cuisines.