Empress Elisabeth’s large salon

The Imperial Apartments

Emperor Franz Joseph and his Elisabeth lived here with their children and the entire royal household. From this location they represented the realm of the Habsburg and directed its politics.

One can see not only the rooms for the officers of the imperial household, the large Audience Hall (with a painting by the Biedermeier painter Peter Krafft) and the Conference Room, where ministers and the crown council held their meetings. But one can also view the office of Emperor Franz Joseph as well as the living room and bedroom of his wife, numerous salons and an old-fashioned bathroom.

The rooms are in the Rococo style, with rich stucco work and valuable tapestries from Brussels (17th and 18th centuries), chandeliers made from Bohemian crystal and tiled stoves made from porcelain. The furniture, added in the nineteenth century, is in the Louis XV and Empire styles.

Please note: The Sisi Museum, Imperial Apartments and Imperial Silver Collection can be visited with a single ticket!

At the Café Hofburg, you will be treated royally with a great number of culinary delights.

Imperial Palace Overview

Find information about the imperial family Habsburg on "The World of Habsburgs"

Imperial Apartments (Kaiserappartements)

Hofburg, 1010 Wien
  • Comments

    • Entrance via Kaisertor

  • Prices

  • 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

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Elevator available
      • 135 cm wide and 140 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Access to the exhibition rooms: elevator to the 2nd floor, access to restaurant / café: 1 step.

      Number of steps (Imperial Apartments): 72


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