Top things to do in The Hofburg & Around

Top Choice Performing Arts in The Hofburg & Around

Spanish Riding School

The world-famous Spanish Riding School is a Viennese institution truly reminiscent of the imperial Habsburg era. This unequalled equestrian show is performed by Lipizzaner stallions formerly kept at an imperial stud…
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Kaiserliche Schatzkammer

The Hofburg's Kaiserliche Schatzkammer contains secular and ecclesiastical treasures, including devotional images and altars, particularly from the baroque era, of priceless value and splendour – the sheer wealth of…
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Hofburg

Nothing symbolises Austria's resplendent cultural heritage more than its Hofburg, home base of the Habsburgs from 1273 to 1918. The oldest section is the 13th-century Schweizerhof (Swiss Courtyard), named after the …
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Kaiserappartements

The Kaiserappartements, once the official living quarters of Franz Josef I and Empress Elisabeth, are dazzling in their chandelier-lit opulence. The highlight is the Sisi Museum, devoted to Austria’s most beloved em…
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Albertina

Once used as the Habsburgs' imperial apartments for guests, the Albertina is now a repository for what's regularly touted as the greatest collection of graphic art in the world. The permanent Batliner Collection – w…
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Blue Mustard

Backlit wood hand-carvings of Stephansdom's Gothic windows, a wall-to-wall neon-lit map of Vienna and a street-food truck parked in the foyer make this one of Vienna's hottest new openings. Alexander Mayer's 'Journe…
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Neue Burg Museums

The Neue Burg is home to the three Neue Burg Museums. The Sammlung Alter Musik Instrumente (Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments) contains a wonderfully diverse array of instruments. The Ephesos Museum features…
Top Choice Homewares in The Hofburg & Around

J&L Lobmeyr Vienna

Reached by a beautifully ornate wrought-iron staircase, this is one of Vienna’s most lavish retail experiences. The collection of Biedermeier pieces, Loos-designed sets, fine/arty glassware and porcelain on display …
Top Choice Wine Bar in The Hofburg & Around

Meinl’s Weinbar

In the basement of food emporium Meinl am Graben, this wine cellar stocks a vast selection of Austrian wines along with a smattering of international labels. Over 30 wines are available by the glass; between 11.30am…
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Meinl’s Restaurant

Meinl’s combines cuisine of superlative quality with an unrivalled wine list and views of Graben. Creations at its high-end restaurant span calamari and white-truffle risotto, and apple schnapps-marinated pork fille…