European Heritage Label

European Heritage Label

In 2016 the Hofburg Vienna was awarded the European Heritage Label (EHL). It recognizes important historical sites for European history.

Hofburg Wien, the Imperial Palace, is a complex of buildings and gardens in the centre of Vienna, which used to serve as the residence of the Habsburgs, a ruling family of large parts of Europe. During the 700 years of the history of the Hofburg decisions were taken here that had effect on territories that include or are part of today’s Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, etc.

Today the Imperial Palace is home to the seat of the Austrian Federal President, 5 world-class museum organisations (the Albertina Museum, the Museum of Art History, the Museum of Natural History, the Austrian National Library, Schloss Schönbrunn) comprising 61 important collections as well as the Spanish Riding School, and other institutions.
Other users are tenants of business premises, offices and apartments. There are a total of 2,200 users in the Hofburg complex.

Co-financed by the Creative Europe programme

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