- Name: The Hofburg
- Location: Vienna, Austria
- Built 13th century
- Type of attraction: Architectural/Palace
- Ticket price: From $20
The Hofburg is the former Habsburg dynasty rulers‘ main imperial palace and today serves as the Austrian President’s official residence and workplace. Located in the middle of Vienna, it was constructed in the 13th century and subsequently extended several times.
The name translates as “Castle of the Court,” which, when originally built during the Middle Ages, indicates its roots. The palace, originally planned as the seat of the Dukes of Austria in the 13th century, expanded over the decades as they became ever more strong and powerful.
Buildings and locations of Hofburg include: The Hofburg Palace, the Spanish Riding School, Imperial Tresury, the Neue Burg, and Volksgarten and Burggarten parks.
Top hotels near The Hofburg
With a stay at The Guesthouse Vienna, you’ll be centrally located in Vienna, steps from Albertina and from Vienna State Opera. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Hofburg Imperial Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This boutique Vienna city…
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In 4 historic palaces in the middle of Vienna, the Ritz-Carlton, Vienna combines luxury with modern architecture. There is a 24-hour room service. Within a few minutes walk you can reach the most lovely sights and the hotel is the…
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Tours and trips including The Hofburg
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Interesting facts about The Hofburg
Here are some interesting facts about this amazing landmark in Vienna:
- The Hofburg is more like a small city than a palace. There are 18 separate wings here, all designed by different world-class architects of their time.
- The palace is hosting remains of 150 Habsburg rulers in Capuchin Crypt.
- The Palace contains over 2,000 separate rooms, largest being the Festival Hall.