Festsaal 1: Festsaal


As an imperial conference and event centre, there is nothing like the Hofburg Vienna anywhere else in the world. For over 700 years, both past and modern history have been written within its walls. Halls equipped for multifunctional purposes, architecture that ranges between traditional and contemporary, state-of-the-art events technology as well as the customer-oriented, personalised service turn this congress centre into a centre of excellence.

Its location at the heart of Vienna is another unique selling proposition. Cultural institutions – like museums, the Staatsoper and theatres – as well as certain universities are all conveniently situated within a few minutes’ walking distance. Hotels, restaurants and shopping options are located in direct proximity. The Hofburg Vienna is at the heart of Vienna, and Vienna is where the heart of Europe beats

The conference centre at a glance

  • 17,000 m² event space
  • Capacity for 50 to 4,900 persons
  • 35 event rooms for 50 to 1,300 persons
  • Exhibition spaces
  • Offices and secondary use spaces
  • Press rooms
  • Restaurant services area
  • Cloakrooms and lounges
  • Parking space
  • 4 main entrances
  • 6 lifts
  • 3 freight lifts
  • First aid station

Event equipment

  • Built-in and mobile simultaneous interpreting systems
  • Digital acoustic mixing consoles including digital multicore
  • Public address systems (line array, D&B/JBL)
  • Whole Hog light mixing desk
  • Moving Heads (Vari-Lite)
  • LED effect lights
  • Projection systems
  • Video information system
  • Video monitoring
  • Symmetrical leased internet line up to 1 Gbit/s
  • Redundant internet connection and higher speeds available on request
  • LWL/Ethernet cabling
  • Secure failsafe connections
  • Comprehensive IT security at events
  • Free, premium and high-performance WLAN in all parts of the building
  • Digital interacitivity for live voting and participant surveys
  • Indoor location based system for event apps
  • Outsiede broadcasting connection box
  • Signage system