The Hofburg - IMLAUER Hotels & Restaurants

The Hofburg

The former seat of the Emperor of Austria

Come to where it is happening: An empire was ruled from the Hofburg in Vienna. A journey into time that could not be more gripping. History you can touch and experience! The Emperor’s sense for art can be seen until today in more than two dozen world-class collections. Rare artefacts, objects from around the world and exciting documents open up a fascinating glimpse into the past.


The Hofburg during imperial times

The Hofburg in Vienna was the centre of the Donube Monarchy. This is where the Emperor of the powerful Habsburg Empire ruled. Take a look at the private quarters of the Emperor’s family. Discover important details about the life of the aristocracy at the time of the Donau Monarchy and marvel at the lavish splendour of the representative areas. Do not miss the imperial apartments in the Vienna Hofburg as well as the numerous museums that you will find in the extensive building complexes.


The Sisi Museum – Truth and Phantasy

Who has not seen the heartwarming and romantic Sisi films, which continue to delight audiences? Visit the Sisi museum to learn more about the life of the Empress. Myth is separated from truth to give a fascinating picture of Sisi’s personality. From the glove to the Hungarian traditional dress, more than 300 objects and exhibits make up the harmonious museum. The multifaceted private life of Empress Elizabeth is at the centre of the exhibition.


Museums and Exhibitions

One of the most important treasure troves in the world is located in the oldest part of the Hofburg. This is where the crown of the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, the treasure of the Dukes of Burgundy and the treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece is presented. You are sure to get unique impressions while touring the treasures from different centuries.

Also worth a visit is the State Hall of the Austrian National Library. Not only the architecture will impress you, the numerous historical works with the large collection of Prince Eugen will astonish you as well.


Comfortable living and best care

With our two Viennese Hotels, Hotel IMLAUER Vienna and Hotel Nestroy Vienna, you have the perfect partner on site for a comfortable stay. The Vienna Hofburg can be reached in just a few minutes by the nearby underground line U1.

After so much sightseeing, a drink at our stylish bar is just the thing. Our team is looking forward to welcome you and answer your questions. Send us a non-binding enquiry today with dates for your trip to Vienna.