Hofburg Imperial Apartments Vienna Reviews
3 parts of the Hofburg Oct 13, 2010
Comprising of 3 different parts rolled into one attraction, the Hofburg Imperial Apartments is a look at the palace where Emperor Franz Josef and his wife Elizabeth resided during their reign, and where the Habsburgs ruled their empire.
Entering into the palace premise, under the façade, is the entrance to the Imperial Apartments. One ticket gets you into all 3 parts, and includes an audioguide. They are:
1. Silver and Porcelain collection – contains the silverware and tableware used in the palace during the Habsburg rule in the palace. Nice to look at, but not really a must-see. After a while, it does get kind of dull, if you are not into this type of thing.
2. Sisi Museum – displays and artifacts, telling the story of Empress Elizabeth, also known as Sisi. She was only 16 when she was married to Franz Josef, and spent a lot of time trying to look young. And her life ended tragically. Definitely the best part of the Hofburg attractions.
3. Imperial Apartments – the tour of the palace, visiting the various rooms along the way. You can get to see where the Habsburgs lived and what they did in the different rooms.
The Sisi Museum and the Imperial Apartments are enough reasons to check out this place. Although the audioguide commentary can be a little too long at times.
Photography is only allowed in the Imperial collection, but not the Sisi Museum or the Imperial Apartments.
Part of the Austria 2010 travel blog
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