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The Hofburg

The Hofburg

The Hofburg

Quick facts about The Hofburg

  • 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.

Today, it also hosts Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

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Interesting facts about The Hofburg

  • 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.
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