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Top 10 Vienna by Michael Leidig, Irene Zoech

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Hofburg Palace

The Hofburg, Vienna’s former Imperial Palace, is a lavish complex of buildings spread over a considerable area within the city centre. Once home to emperors, the medieval castle was enlarged gradually up until 1918, and as the power of the Habsburgs grew, successive emperors added buildings in contemporary styles – the New Palace (Neue Burg) is the most recent and spectacular section. Today the Hofburg houses the offices of the Austrian president, an international convention centre, the Winter Riding School where the elegant white Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School perform, various official and private apartments, and several museums and state rooms which are open to the publicInnerer Burghof/ Kaisertor • 01 533 75 ...

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