The 130 year old Parliament building is to undergo sustainable renovation during the next few years. For this purpose, the Parliamentary business is to be relocated in summer 2017 to the alternative accommodation in the Hofburg and in three temporary office buildings. The move, which is to take place in several stages, will start when the Federal Council has held its last sitting on 6 July 2017 and is supposed to be finished by mid-August. The building activities in the Parliament building, which are expected to extend over three years, will start immediately thereafter. During this three-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, which will start on 12 September 2017, will offer a continuing opportunity to witness politics first hand.
For individual visitors public guided tours are offered at the Austrian Parliament. No prior appointment is necessary. The public guided tours are offered in both English and German language from Monday to Saturday at specific times. More
For groups the Austrian Parliament offers tours in a variety of languages. Prior arrangement is essential irrespective of the number of participants! 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
Please contact the staff of the Visitor Service for any detailed information on currently offered tours, arrangement of group tours, general registration, ticket prices and possible concession tickets. More
We kindly ask you to observe the following details to facilitate organisational as well as security matters. More
When joining a guided tour you will not only be able to see the Chambers of both the National and the Federal Council, but you can also experience the splendour of the Historic Meeting Hall with its magnificent handpainted bohemian glass roof. Further attractions are the Upper Vestibule with the splendour of its murals and the Colonnaded Hall built in the style of a Greek temple at the centre of the Parliament Building. More