Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and butterflies
Traces of the beautiful Sissi
At the Imperial Apartment and Sisi Museum visitor of all age can find out all about Empress Elisabeth: her beautiful dresses, her fearlessness as a horsewoman, her beauty sectrets and the way that she liked to have her shining long hair styled.
Children's guided tours (in German only, for children aged 6 - 11) finish up with a chance to dress up in truly "imperial" clothes. Check the website for exceptions to the dates at www.kaiserkinder.at
Take a stroll to the Butterfly House in the garden of the Imperial Palace (Burggarten). Wander past waterfalls and giant trees surrounded by hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies. With any luck your children might even get to witness a butterfly emerging from its pupa.
Tip: pack a snack and enjoy a picnic in the neighboring Burggarten.
Imperial Apartments (Kaiserappartements)Hofburg
Entrance via Entrance via Batthyanytor/Michaelerkuppel
Daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Guided tour for children Sa - Su, 10:30 - 14:30
- Guided tour for children on holidays, 10:30 - 14:30
- September to June
- no steps
- Door 90 cm wide
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Special offers for people with disabilities
Admission free for a person accompanying a blind visitor or a visitor in a wheelchair, provided that the accompanying person is included in the ID.
Access to the exhibition rooms: elevator to the 1st floor, access to restaurant / café: 1 step.
Number of steps to the first floor (Imperial Apartments&Sisi Museum): 72
- Main entrance
The Butterfly House (Schmetterlinghaus)Burggarten/Palmenhaus