Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz. The statue of Archduke Charles is also pictured.
Reconstructive drawing of the appearance of the castle until the 16th century
The Swiss Gate (Schweizertor), original main gate
Austrian Crown Jewels kept in the treasury in the Swiss Wing of the Hofburg
Leopoldine Wing
Imperial Chancellery Wing (Reichskanzleitrakt)
Statue of Emperor Joseph II on Joseph Square, left the Court Library, right the Redoute Wing
Wedding Supper at Redoutensaal by Martin van Meytens- the wedding of Princess Isabella of Parma and Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
St. Michael's Wing facing the square
Festsaal (Festival Hall Wing)
The Hall of Festivities during a concert of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra
Imperial Court Chapel
Rose Room in the Leopoldine Wing
Main hall of the Court Library
Statue of Hercules slaying the Lernaean Hydra, exterior façade statuary on St. Michael's Wing
Main staircase of the Neue Burg wing
Prince Eugene of Savoy monument directly in front of the Hofburg

Former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty.

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Museum in the Innere Stadt of Vienna, Austria.

Albertina with Archduke Albrecht Monument
Albertina with Archduke Albrecht Monument
New museum "Albertina Modern" at Karlsplatz (2020)
Study for the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1495
Young Hare by Albrecht Dürer (1502)
The Painter and The Buyer by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565
The Girl with the Marmot by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, undated
Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen by Georg Decker, c. 1847
The White Horse "Gazelle" by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1881
The Water Lily Pond, by Claude Monet, c. 1917–1919
House Among the Roses by Claude Monet, c. 1918

Since then, the palace has immediately bordered the Hofburg.

Innere Stadt

1st municipal district of Vienna (1.

Hofburg Imperial Palace

President of Austria

Head of state of the Republic of Austria.

The "Abdication Proclamation" of Emperor Charles I.
Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss played a key role in the history of fascism (1934).
Cabinet Kreisky I, with Chancellor Bruno Kreisky seated at the center of the futon and President Rudolf Kirchschläger standing behind him (center-right)

The principal residence and workplace of the president is the Leopoldine Wing of the Hofburg Imperial Palace, situated in Vienna.

Spanish Riding School

Spanish Riding School Lipizzaners performing in the Winter Riding Hall.
Lipizzaner horses returning to stables after training. The stables are located next to the Spanish Riding School arena in Vienna, Austria, where the Lipizzaner stallions perform.
Winter Riding School
A young stallion on the way from training to the stable
Austrian 2006 EU Presidency commemorative coin

The Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule) is an Austrian institution dedicated to the preservation of classical dressage and the training of Lipizzaner horses, based in Vienna, Austria, whose performances in the Hofburg are also a tourist attraction.

Imperial Treasury, Vienna

Imperial Crown, Orb, and Sceptre of Austria, kept in the Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna
Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, kept in the Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna
Agate bowl
Bust of Emperor Rudolf II
Emerald vessel
Imperial Sword
Regalia of the Austrian Order of the Iron Crown

The Imperial Treasury (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer) at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria contains a valuable collection of secular and ecclesiastical treasures covering over a thousand years of European history.

Official residence

Residence of a head of state, head of government, governor, religious leader, leaders of international organizations, or other senior figure.

White House, Washington
Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires
The Government House, Yerevan
Government House, Melbourne
Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz.
Ballhausplatz Nr. 2
Bangabhaban, Dhaka
Independence Palace, residence of the president of Belarus
Building of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Palácio da Alvorada, Brasília
Palácio Rio Branco, Salvador, Bahia
Palácio Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro Governor's residence
Euxinograd palace, Bulgaria
Royal Palace of Cambodia
Rideau Hall in Ottawa
View of 24 Sussex Drive from across the Ottawa River. The building is the official residence of the prime minister of Canada
Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago
Zhongnanhai, Beijing
Government House, Hong Kong
Casa de Nariño, Bogota
Prague Castle is the residence of the President of the Czech Republic
Amalienborg Palace, Denmark
Presidential Palace in Kadriorg, Tallinn.
The Presidential Palace, the official residence of the president of Finland.
Élysée Palace
Brégançon Fort
Hôtel Matignon
Villa Hammerschmidt
Palais Schaumburg
Sanssouci Palace
Mannheim Palace
Buda Castle, Budapest
The Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
Istana Merdeka, Jakarta
Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin
Beit Aghion, Jerusalem.
Palazzo del Quirinale
Palazzo Chigi
The Tokyo Imperial Palace, the official residence of the emperor of Japan.
Kantei, Tokyo
Ak Orda Presidential Palace
Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in Pristina
Beiteddine Palace
Presidential Palace, Vilnius
Grand Ducal Palace
San Anton Palace, Attard
Royal Palace, Amsterdam
Royal Palace, Oslo
Palacio de Gobierno, Lima
The Malacañang Palace as viewed from the Pasig River
Presidential Palace, Warsaw
Belém National Palace, Lisbon.
Queluz National Palace, Queluz.
Grand Kremlin Palace
Kazan Kremlin
Novi dvor (New Court)
Grassalkovich Palace
Cheong Wa Dae, Seoul
Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the king of Spain.
The Royal Palace in Stockholm
Drottningholm Palace
Sager Palace
Lohn Estate
Presidential Building, Taipei
Grand Palace, Bangkok
Whitehall, Port of Spain
The Presidential Complex, The Official Residence of the President of Turkey.
Mariinskyi Palace, Kyiv
Parque Anchorena, Uruguay
Buckingham Palace, London
Alabama Governor's Mansion
California Governor's Mansion
Colorado Governor's Mansion
Hawaiʻi: ʻIolani Palace
Kansas: Cedar Crest
Kentucky Governor's Mansion
Maryland: Government House
Minnesota Governor's Residence
New Jersey: Drumthwacket
Ohio Governor's Mansion
Texas Governor's Mansion
Utah Governor's Mansion
Henry County Sheriff's Residence and Jail
Walter Lowrie House, Princeton, New Jersey
Apostolic Palace, Vatican
Presidential Palace, Hanoi

Hofburg (President, formerly the Emperor)


Heldenplatz in front of the Hofburg Palace
Blueprint of the planned Kaiserforum by Gottfried Semper
Hitler announcing the Anschluss on the Heldenplatz, March 1938

Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square) is a public space in front of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria.

Imperial Regalia

The Imperial Regalia, also Imperial Insignia (in German Reichskleinodien, Reichsinsignien or Reichsschatz), are regalia of the Holy Roman Emperor.

Charlemagne, wearing the Imperial Regalia. An imaginary portrait by Albrecht Dürer
Imperial Crown (Reichskrone)
Imperial Orb (Reichsapfel)
Coronation Gospel (Krönungsevangeliar)
Glove from Palermo before 1220
The Holy Lance
Ceremonial guidance from Nuremberg to Frankfurt for the coronation of Emperor Leopold II, September 1790
Heilig-Geist-Spital in Nuremberg, along the Pegnitz river, with the Holy Ghost chapel to the left
The last Emperor Francis II, dressed with the Imperial Insignia of the Holy Roman Empire.
Checking the Imperial Regalia at delivery in 1946 in Austria's central bank Oesterreichische Nationalbank in Vienna, National Archives Washington, DC

Today they are kept at the Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria.

Austrian National Library

Largest library in Austria, with more than 12 million items in its various collections.

Austrian National Library entrance at Heldenplatz
Court Library (Hofbibliothek) entrance at Josefsplatz
View of the imperial library at Josephsplatz (1835)
The Prunksaal, center of the old imperial library
Page (fol. 6 verso) from the Vienna Dioscurides, depicting princess Juliana Anikia and allegories of Generosity and Intelligence
Globe collection, housed in the Palais Mollard-Clary
Fragment from Codex Vindobonesis

The library is located in the Neue Burg Wing of the Hofburg in center of Vienna.


Der Burg, then until 1918 as the K.K. Hofburgtheater, is the national theater of Austria in Vienna.

The old Burgtheater (before 1888)
Burgtheater (right after its construction)
Burgtheater (side)
Detail of facade of Burgtheater
Burgtheater (main entrance)

The original Burgtheater was set up in a tennis court (called a 'ball house' at the time) that the Roman-German king and later emperor Ferdinand I had built in 1540 in the lower pleasure garden of the Hofburg after the old ball house fell victim to a fire in 1525.