Guided Tours

Precautions COVID-19

Following the latest recommendations of the Austrian Federal Government and in order to minimize the risk of being infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Parliamentary Administration currently suspends all planned events and guided tours. Visitors are welcome to explore the Austrian Parliament in the Hofburg via live stream with a virtual guided tour.

The information booth "Bau.Stelle" in front of the historic Parliament building as well as the library in the Palais Epstein has been open since May 18th. The information point "Platz.Mit.Bestimmung" on Heldenplatz square will be reopened on May 25th.

If you have any further questions, please contact the infoteam of the Parliamentary Administration: E-Mail:, Tel.: +43 1 401 10-11

We kindly ask for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

Guided Tours

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.

Guided Tours | Hofburg

From monday to saturday tours for groups of visitors are possible. More

Guided Tours | Heldenplatz

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

Guided Tours | Palais Epstein

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

Registration & Information

We kindly ask you to observe the following details to facilitate organisational as well as security matters. More