New audio guide for the Hofburg Vienna

Together with Federal Minister Dr. Margarete Schramböck, Burghauptmann HR Reinhold Sahl recently presented the new audio guide for the Hofburg Vienna, which is now available free of charge and can be downloaded in German and English.

Together with the Viennese company HEARonymus, Burghauptmannschaft Österreich 2021 developed a new audio guide for the entire Hofburg area, through which the Hofburg Vienna can not only be visited, but also experienced audiovisually. A total of 23 stations guide visitors through the grounds and tell historical and interesting facts about the individual wings, courtyards and squares.

"The new audio guide is a digital solution for visitors to experience all of the Hofburg grounds. The architectural heritage of the Republic is thus also presented to domestic and foreign guests in a new way. Particularly in the current tense situation, it is important to set an example and offer something for Austria as a cultural, tourism and business location," said Federal Minister Margarete Schramböck at the presentation of the new and free app. "I have already tried out the informative audio guide and would like to invite everyone to take this walk and get to know the Hofburg better."

"With this audio guide, the BHÖ has created an offer to make the area an experience for young people as well. The guide leads through the outer areas of the Hofburg and provides interesting information on the history of the building and its function. The Hofburg has grown over a period of 700 years and has been constantly adapted to the currently architectural styles and needs. It was therefore important to us to convey the complexity and coherence," says Burghauptmann Reinhold Sahl.

The app and the audio guide can easily be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store directly onto the respective smartphone. In the Hofburg area there are also QR codes on the information pillars and at the information stand of the Burghauptmannschaft Österreich, which can be scanned with a mobile phone camera. This will take you directly to the audio guide in the HEARonymus app.

The entire audio guide, as well as the download of the app, is completely free of charge, and there are no hidden in-app purchases.