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 five-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.
Due to the relocation to the newly renovated Parliament building on the Ringstraße, no guided tours are currently on hold.
Public guided tours at the renovated historical Parliament building will resume on the 16th of January 2023. We are looking forward to welcoming you there.
Group booking requests can be submitted at any point. Please contact our staff at the Visitors' Service for information and registration. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.
Phone: +43 1 401 10-2400
Public guided tours and group bookings for the Epstein Palais will remain open until the 17th of December 2022, and resume on the 21st of January 2023.
Due to the nationwide loosening of COVID protection measures, wearing a mask is no longer compulsory when taking part in guided tours of the Parliament. However, wearing an FFP-2 mask in indoor areas where several people are present is still strongly recommended. Please ensure you are aware of the most recent COVID regulations ahead of your visit.
You can address any further questions to our Visitor Center.
Virtual tours 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