Vienna - The Hofburg & Around (Chapter)
This is the Hofburg & Around chapter from Lonely Planet's Vienna guidebook.
With the Hofburg palace complex and streets north to Stephansplatz, this part of the Innere Stadt (city centre) is brimming with museums, and the shopping is excellent. It's easy to skip across Maria-Theresien-Platz from the palace into the MuseumsQuartier.
- stroll through the Hofburg palace complex, exploring courtyards and admiring the elegant gates, impressive squares, statues of the Habsburg rulers and monumental architecture
- visit the Albertina, with its world-class exhibitions, augmented by luxurious palace rooms
- admire the Kaiserappartements (the Habsburg imperial apartments), with the Sisi Museum dedicated to Empress Elisabeth
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Sleeping, Entertainment and Shopping.
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