Vienna - The Hofburg & Around (PDF Chapter)
This is the Hofburg & Around chapter from Lonely Planet’s Vienna guidebook.
One of the most spectacular palace complexes in Vienna, the Hofburg was the seat of the Habsburgs for some six-and-a-half centuries. Although its museums and architecture are popular with visitors, it rarely feels crowded.
- stroll through the monumental palace complex, explore courtyards and admire the elegant gates, impressive squares, statues of the Habsburg rulers and monumental architecture.
- view the Albertina’s collection of world-class graphic arts within luxurious palace rooms.
- tour the Habsburg imperial apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Silberkammer (Silver Depot) at the Kaiserappartements.
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.