Sightseeing for families

View from the city hall to the Burgtheater

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Imperial Palace
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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

Butterfly House

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.

Overview: Imperial Palace

Imperial Apartments

1010 Vienna
  • Comments

    • Entrance via Kaisertor

  • Opening times

    • September to June
      Daily 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • July to August
      Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Guided tour for children Sa - Su, 10:30 - 14:30
    • Guided tour for children on holidays, 10:30 - 14:30
  • Accessibility

    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • 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.

    • Comments

      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

The Butterfly House

1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -14%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 7€

  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 15:45
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (93 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.