1010 Vienna, Entrance Heldenplatz
In 1881, the building of the large, semicircular wing of the Hofburg Palace was begun. The design was by Semper; but initially Hasenauer, and then E. Ritter v. Förster, Friedrich Ohmann and Ludwig Baumann were responsible for the building work. Initially designed as a huge Imperial Forum, intended as a celebration of the Austrian Empire, the work dragged on until the First World War and is still not completed today. The building‘s magnificence and the beauty of its interior decorations make it one of the most sumptuous buildings errected in Austria during the second half of the 19th century.
Since 1908, the building known as the Neue Burg has housed various collections: the first was the collection assembled by the heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, during his voyage around the world. After his assassination in 1914, it was incorporated into the imperial collections as the „Estensian Collection". In time, more and more collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum were housed in the Hofburg Palace.
Since 1935, the main floor has housed the Collection of Arms and Armour, and since 1945 the Collection of Musical Instruments (initially displayed as part of the Estensian Collection). In 1978, the sumptuous staircase was adapted to house the Ephesos Museum. During events, you can offer your guests or clients an exclusive private view of these unique collections, with and without guided tour.
The Hunting Plateau
The Main Staircase is the architectural centrepiece of the Hofburg Palace, extending along almost the whole length of the palace. Its centre is the Hunting Plateau, a sumptuous setting for numerous events. The Hunting Plateau is the ideal location for elegant wedding receptions, gala receptions, cocktails or even concerts. It offers easy access to all the collections, so your guests or clients are sure to enjoy an interesting and exciting evening!
Cocktail: 50-400 persons
Dinner: 50-220 persons
The Ephesos Museum | Parthian Monument
The museum‘s highlight is the Parthian Monument, part of an antique altar errected at Ephesos during the Hellenistic Period. Today, it serves as a spectacular setting for concerts, lectures, receptions, or cocktails. Why not welcome your guests or clients with a glass of champagne in the midst of two-thousand-yearold artworks!
Cocktail: 50-250 persons
Lectures: 80 persons
Do you just want to surprise your guests?
We offer a private opening.
Mag. Alexander Kimmerl
Tel. +43 1 525 24- 4030
Tel. +43 1 525 24- 4033
Fax +43 1 525 24- 4096
Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien
Wed - Sun, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission till half an hour before closing time.
The Neue Burg is open on May Day, 2013!Holiday opening hours