Hofburg, Vienna

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the former winter-residence of the Kaiser

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    Krystynn's General Tip

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Have you ever wondered what it feels like to live like a true Royal? Yeah, me too.

    Well, why don't you join a guided tour through the beautiful Hofburg Palace, the Imperial residence of Empress Elizabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph? Better to go on a guided tour and get all the inside scoop on past and current palace intrigues and gossips than to wander around aimlessly here. Whatever your decision, it'll surely leave you spellbound for sure!

    Today, this palace is a treasure trove of museums, apartments... and it also includes a portion of the Spanish Riding School. Enjoy your visit!

    And to drive my point home, here's a lovely pic of the Main Entrance to the Hofburg Palace as seen from Michaelsplatz.

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    explore the entire Ringstraße...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: explore the entire Ringstraße area... and see the many magnificent buildings located there. Amongst those not-to-be-missed landmarks include the Parliament, City Hall, Burgtheater and Kunsthistorisches Museum.

    Photo Below: Here's a photo of the City Hall. Nice!

    Fondest memory: Did you know that the Austrian Parliament Building was designed by Danish architect, Theophil von Hansen, using a Greek temple as his inspiration?

    Today, it is definitely one of the most magnificent buildings on the Ringstraße. Don't miss the eye-catching Pallas Athena Fountain in front of the building's driveway. Cool.

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    There is so much to do in this...

    by Luis_Alberto Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: There is so much to do in this city, its almost impossible to mention, all its atractions. Of course you can not forget to visit the Belvedere Palace, Schonbrunn Palace, St. Stephen, there are plenty of great museums, art galleries, coffee houses, the list is quite extensive. Vienna is one of the great european cities. Just as grand or grander than London or Paris. In a smaller scale of course.

    Fondest memory: There is plenty of those. The coffee houses, The music, its architectural beauty. Just a great city!

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    Buy a metro-ticket and visit...

    by CvB Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Buy a metro-ticket and visit all the beautifull sights of Vienna. I've been to several capitals, but Vienna stays still one of my favorits. Because of the barok buildings, the city is very clean and people are really friendly.

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    The giant cube

    by codrutz Written Sep 28, 2008

    Favorite thing: This was a temporary structure raised in front of Hofburg (you can see the city hall in the background). It was probably some kind of presentation of an exhibition taking place inside Hofburg.

    I was impresed by the huge cube, now every time I go in that square, coming from Mariatheresienplatz, I look to see if the cube is again there, but is not :)

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    Hofburg: Empirial Appartment and Silver Rooms

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Nov 21, 2007
    The innercourt of the Hofburg and entrance museum

    Favorite thing: The glorious history of Habsburgian times come alive in the Hofburg. Here the museums Silverkammer (Silver treasury) and Kaiser appartments (the empirial chambers) show the incredable wealth that surrounded the Habsburg emperors. In the Things to do Tips more about these museums, as well as on the website Hofburg museum: www.hofburg-wien.at

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    Hofburg - inner courtyard

    by tomeek Updated Sep 11, 2002

    Fondest memory: This is the old kings palace, inner cortyard of the Hofburg. Make sure you visit kings apartments, city residence of Franz Josef and his beloved queen Elisabeth, "Sissy". At the same entrance to the kings apartment there is a silver collection exhibition, make sure you see that also!

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    Grand buildings

    by phil_uk_net Written Mar 11, 2003

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    One of Vienna's grand buildings

    Fondest memory: There are lots of grand buildings. I feel quite guilty not knowing the name of this one as I am sure it is very famous.

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    Prunksaal - Doors

    by yooperprof Updated Sep 11, 2003

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    portal to knowledge

    Favorite thing: These are the grand doors which open onto the Memorial Hall of the National Library. They're like something out of Harry Potter movie.

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    Imperial Palace

    by CandS Updated Sep 19, 2003

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    Imperial Palace

    Favorite thing: A night view of the Hofburg (Imperial Palace)... We were walking around one night and came across this place again...it looked so different in the day time...

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    Stately & imperial palaces from Franz Jospeh's era

    by zrim Updated Mar 2, 2003

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    the new wing

    Favorite thing: The New Burg wing of the Hofburg complex which was the winter residence of the Habsburg emperors.

    This particular building is infamous because Hitler made a famous speech from the balconies.

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    see the Hofburg (Josefsplatz...

    by houba Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: see the Hofburg
    (Josefsplatz 1 )inside is the kaiserliche Hofbibliothek now the National bibliothek.
    The Hofburg was until 1918 the residence of the emperor.

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    Another view - one of the...

    by steventilly Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Another view - one of the 'arches' that lead from one part of the Hof to another. Quite impressive, I'd say.

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    Hofburg...

    by CandS Updated Oct 9, 2004

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    Hofburg

    Favorite thing: The Imperial Palace ("Hofburg" in German) houses the President's office these days... It's a really nice looking building..especially at night!

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