"Josefsplatz" Josefsplatz - Joseph's Square Tip by filipdebont
Josefsplatz - Joseph's Square, Vienna: 16 reviews and 49 photos
Day 2 : Hofburg area
Coming from the Michaeler Platz, I walked towards the Albertina Platz, like this I arrived at the Josefplatz (Josef Square).
Josefplatz is surrounded on 3 sides by beautiful buildings which are part of the Hofburg.
Behind the statue is the Austrian National Library with the beautiful Prunksaal.
On the right hand side you can visit the Augustiner kirche (see earlier tip).
On the left side is the Winterreitschule, the famous Vienna horse school, but note that the entry to this school is not via this square (however some guide book mention this as the address of the horse school), in fact the entry is via the Michaeler Tor (gate at the Michaeler Platz (on the left side coming from the Michaeler Platz).
The statue in the middle of the square is Josef II on his horse.
And on the road side there are some more palaces, like the Pallavicini Palace and the Palffy palace, where you could make reservations for some W.A. Mozart concerts.
Address: The winter palace of the emperor
Directions: U-Bahn : Karlsplatz
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