Chancellery Wing (Reichskanzleitrakt)

Chancellery Wing (Reichskanzleitrakt)

1010 Vienna, Schauflergasse 5/Innerer Burghof (690.005/006)

General and Historical Facts

In 1723 Johann Lucas of Hildebrandt was asked by Emperor Charles VI (1685–1740) to plan a new chancellery building. The wing, which was completed by Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach in 1730, was used as the seat of the highest imperial authorities until 1806 (hence its name), when it was remodelled to house living quarters. Emperor Francis Joseph I (1830–1916) chose the first floor as his royal seat, housing the residential and living quarters of the Imperial family.

Today, the Imperial Apartments are used as museum rooms. In 1994, the Silver Collection was converted into a museum. They are both operated by Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H.,

which also runs the Homepage Sisi-Museum Experience the Imperial Hofburg  dedicated to them.

Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H.
Österreichische Campagnereiter-Gesellschaft
Stiftungsfond Pro Oriente
Café Hofburg

Burghauptmannschaft Österreich – Departments in charge:
Building Management Dep. 302 – Alte Burg
HVAC  Dep. 306 – HVAC
Property Management  Dep. 201 –  Administration