COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
All guided tours, which had been suspended by the Parliamentary Administration following the recommendations of the Austrian Federal Government, will be offered again.
Face masks covering mouth and nose are obligatory for all visitors on a guided tour as well as upon entering an Info Point. Face masks must be worn at all times when inside the building.
Die number of people is limited to 6 people indoor and to 12 people outdoor.
Before the start of the guided tour, we ask all visitors to provide names and addresses for traceability (contact tracing) in the event of a COVID-19 illness. A corresponding form is available on site. Groups can submit this information when booking the tour. The data will be kept for 28 days and then deleted.
The 130 year old Parliament building is to undergo sustainable renovation during the next few years. For this purpose, the Parliamentary Business had to be relocated in summer 2017 to the alternative accommodation in the Hofburg and in three temporary office buildings. During this four-year period of renovation, the National Council and Federal Council will sit in the Redoutensaal of the Hofburg.
While the Parliament building is undergoing refurbishment, guided tours through the Hofburg will offer a continuing opportunity to witness politics first hand.
Virtual tours of the Parliament in the Hofburg, the Heroes' Square tour Democracy.Power.Places and the tour of Palais Epstein as well as the construction site in the Parliament building on the Ring take place from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and are available in German and English. More
The 90-minute tour focuses on the development of Austrian parliamentarism and the history of the Heldenplatz as well as nearby places. You will also receive interesting information about the Palais Epstein and the Parliament building on the Ringstrasse. More
The quiet, even modest façade may mislead the onlooker: As you enter the building, you are immediately gripped by Gustav Epstein’s and his family’s sense of beauty and their dedication to the arts. Over the years, the palace has lost nothing of its charm and fascination. Once a residence and business house, it is now used by Parliament for various purposes. More