Located in the heart of Vienna, the historic Hofburg Congress Center transforms the city into a meeting place. The Habsburg’s former imperial residence is Europe's first address.
Over a period of 700 years, Austria’s rulers enlarged the Hofburg to make it a fitting imperial residence.
The emergence of Austria as a major European power during the Baroque period saw the Hofburg become a stage for world political and cultural history. Maria Theresia, Joseph II and Metternich lived and worked at the Hofburg, while Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt and Strauss made music here. Emperor Franz Joseph I gave the Hofburg its present day appearance.