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“Must see to understand the life of the Hasbergs”

Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Ranked #3 of 771 things to do in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: For centuries the Vienna Hofburg was the centre of the Habsburg empire. Today the palace houses three museums which afford historically authentic insights into the traditions and everyday life of the imperial court: The Imperial Apartments with their original furnishings and decoration, the Sisi Museum with its sensitive staging of the empress' life, and the Imperial Silver Collection which contains a comprehensive range of tableware and other utensils used at the imperial court.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The place tour package with Schonbrunn was worth the price and comes with audio guides. The Hofberg starts with a very detail tour of the Silver, decorations; place settings etc - long but worth the full walk through. During this portion you can take photos.

After the silver collection there is the Sisi museum. I think this was a bit too long. I felt she was a bit self absorbed but I think it is the way the story comes across. Also not much in this section is the original.

After the Sisi museum there is a walk through the imperial rooms which is nice and quick.

Be aware - places to sit down is far and between.

Thank TacomaTraveler2013
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The combination ticket includes the sliver collection, the Sisi museum, and the royal apartments.

The silver collection is exhausting. These people had lots and lots of dishes and flatware and glasses and cookware and candleholders and everything else you can think of. Naturally, the most interesting item, the big centerpiece, was off display, so we didn't get to see that. There is a short version and a long version of this tour. We followed the short version, and it was still incredibly long.

The Sisi museum is devoted to the life of Empress Elisabeth, known as Sisi. She was a deeply depressed woman whose life became more and more unhappy as time went on. For some reason she became quite popular after her death and has been marketed in various ways ever since. The museum goes into great detail about her life and has exhibits that include both reproductions and originals of her clothing, accessories, jewelry, etc.

The royal apartments offer a glimpse into the lifestyle of the ultra-rich and powerful of the 19th century. Lots of luxury.

Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

I enjoyed the City palace/ residence. For me, the silver/ place settings were okay. But I did not care much for Sisi. Don’t know why a depressed lady who was do down on marriage was so revered.

Thank mark k
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

You’d be mad not to see this palace.
So worth a visit. Go and see the Spanish horses and their amazing riders. This palace is truly amazing.

Thank Geraldine J
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Must be seen both the Cisi museum and the crown jewls. the story of Cisi is excellent. Buy the book.

Thank Emma3842
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