The Hofburg is the former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty. Located in the centre of Vienna, it was built in the 13th century and expanded several times afterwards. It also served as the imperial winter residence, as Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence. Since 1946 it is the official residence and workplace of the president of Austria.
Since 1279 the Hofburg area has been the documented seat of government. The Hofburg has been expanded over the centuries to include various residences (with the Amalienburg and the Albertina), the imperial chapel (Hofkapelle or Burgkapelle), the imperial library (Hofbibliothek), the treasury (Schatzkammer), the Burgtheater, the Spanish Riding School (Hofreitschule), the imperial mews (Stallburg and Hofstallungen).
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Trent Archer | Aug 12, 2018
This is a nice garden featuring some nice statues. During summer, concerts are staged here, with music by Mozart on offer while I was visiting. More important to me was the water. During summer in particular, there's a nice pool of green water, with plenty of seating nearby. It's pretty, photogenic and makes for some nice long exposure captures. Especially given the local ducks and the fountain that's on offer, too.
Sholom | Aug 6, 2018
Nice place to stop for lunch. Lots of shaded areas to hang out in. We were there on a hot day and being under the shade made it much cooler. The park is really nice.
Emily Peterson | Apr 23, 2018
Very pretty, beautiful garden and great park for lounging or picnicking. No dogs allowed but people bring them anyway. Trash cans in the park, but can get very full so would recommend throwing stuff away elsewhere later in the day. Also right across from the Albertina museum and the Mozart statue is located here. Would highly recommend visiting!
Stefan Simonovic | Aug 13, 2018
Part of this redesign was the creation of a private garden or park for the Imperial family, long known as the Kaisergarten. The area was extended in 1863, then reduced again a few decades later to create space for the Neue Burg palace extension. It was renamed the Burggarten in 1919, given the change from monarchy to republic after WWI. It’s surrounded by the Ring boulevard, the Neue Burg, the butterfly house and palm house, and Goethegasse (a street named after the famous German footballer writer). The park offers pleasant views of its historical surrounds, a shortcut to the Albertina museum (out the main gate to the northeast), a little respite from sightseeing crowds, and four monuments and statues, which you can see in the slideshow below: The Mozart monument (completed in 1896 and moved to the Burggarten in 1953) Hercules and the Nemean lion (created around the turn of the 19th century and incorporated into a small fountain feature in the Burggarten pond in 1948) Emperor Franz Joseph (from 1903 and moved here in 1957) Franz I – husband of Empress Maria Theresia – on his horse (from 1781 and moved here in 1819)
Alison Thompson | Jul 6, 2018
The park was lovely - really well populated & clean. The Mozart Statue was quite impressive
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