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Vienna: Skip-the-Line Sisi Museum, Hofburg and Gardens Tour in German

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Get ready to discover the tucked-away secrets of Vienna on this small group guided tour in German, of the Hofburg Palace and visit its remarkable sites to know more.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided tour in German, of the Hofburg Palace Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the impressive Sisi Museum, Imperial apartments, and gardens too.

  • Get to know more about Empress Elisabeth's lifestyle and adore her magnificent jewelry collection with skip-the-line tickets to the Sisi Museum.

  • The Imperial apartments take you through private bedrooms, offices, salons, and exercise rooms that belonged to Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth.

  • Uncover the secrets of the Hofburg Palace courtyards, and marvel at the statues and fountains of Heldenplatz and Burggarten alike.

  • Fun fact: Burggarten was used as a venue for one of the Beatles concerts in 1965.

Inclusions

  • 2.5-hour small group guided tour of the Hofburg Palace complex

  • Skip-the-line tickets to Sisi Museum and Imperial apartments

  • 5-Star expert guide with commentary in German

  • Access to Hofburg Courtyards and Gardens

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visit the wonderful attractions of Vienna and teleport yourself into a world where culture, heritage, and amazing architecture coexist, along with noteworthy history.

Hofburg Palace complex

Located in the heart of Vienna, Austria, this sprawling complex is all about rich history and architectural grandeur. The Hofburg served as a political and social center of the Habsburg empire for centuries. On your 2.5-hour guided tour in German, you will visit some of the crucial places of interest in the complex like the Sisi Museum and the Imperial apartments along with courtyards and gardens.

Sisi Museum and Imperial apartments

"Sisi" refers to Empress Elisabeth of Austria who was known to have an incredible jewelry collection that you can admire here. Find exquisite clothing, travel items, beautifying tools, and other artifacts at the museum.

Moving to the Imperial apartments, the former winter residence of the Habsburg royal family, you can walk through relevant quarters that tell a lot about the royal family. Private chambers, dressing rooms, and bathrooms are so aesthetically done, that it will leave you amazed. One of the key highlights of the apartment is her exercise room which surely talks about her interest in keeping fit.

Of Courtyards and Gardens

The open area of the complex is visually breathtaking with its statues, fountains, flowerbeds, and well-designed open spaces. Your 5-star guide will tell you about Heldenplatz and Burggarten and how they were used as venues for important events and Nazi rallies. You will see the famous Spanish Riding School with Lipizzaner horses, a unique breed known for their haute école (high school) equestrian movements. If you visit around winter, there are performances held at the Hofburg Palace.

What to bring

  • Bring along a small backpack with a sunhat, sunglasses, and a water bottle.

  • Carry a pair of comfortable shoes to ensure you have a seamless walk.

What's not allowed

  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.

  • Large luggage is not allowed due to space limitations.

Accessibility

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Pets are not allowed on this tour.

  • Strollers are not allowed on this tour.

Additional information

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early at the meeting point as you might miss the tour and won't receive a refund as well.

  • This tour is only available in 1 language (German). Select your preferred language at the time of booking.

  • Based on weather conditions, access to outdoor areas might be restricted.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide at Raiffeisenbank.

  • Address: Kohlmarkt 18, 1010 Wien, Austria.

  • Landmark: Looshaus.

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