Concerts in the Liechtenstein Garden Palace
of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra

The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra has been performing classical concerts in the Liechtenstein Garden Palace since 2014. In particular, the annual New Year’s Eve concert and New Year’s concert have become a highlight of the Viennese cultural scene.

The Liechtenstein Palace is one of the oldest aristocratic summer palaces in Vienna. Since 2010 it is also called the Liechtenstein Garden Palace in order not to confuse it with the Liechtenstein City Palace.

With the magnificent Herkulessaal and the spacious baroque garden, the Liechtenstein Palace has been available as an event location since 2012. It is particularly popular for weddings and lavish celebrations.

Concert Halls: Herkules Saal (Hercules Hall)

Concerts: New Year’s Eve Concert

Barrier-free, air-conditioned

Herkules Saal (Hercules Hall)

The Hercules Hall is the festival hall of the Liechtenstein Palace. The most impressive architectural feature is the magnificent ceiling fresco “Taking Hercules into Olympus”.

Andrea Pozzo, the great master of the Roman Baroque, created this incredibly vital work from 1704 to 1708. It has been completely preserved in its baroque freshness and shows the art of Pozzo at its peak.

Every year the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra plays its traditional New Year’s concert and New Year’s Eve concert in this unique atmosphere.

Useful Informations

History of the Liechtenstein Garden Palace

The history of the Liechtenstein Garden Palace in Vienna begins in 1658 when Prince Johann Adam Andreas I von Liechtenstein bought a vineyard from the Auersperg family and expanded it through further acquisitions.

Construction of the main building began in 1697 according to plans by Domenico Egidio Rossi and the shell was already finished in 1704.

The prince then hired the best artists in Vienna and Italy for the elaborate interior design.
His call was followed by the sculptor Giovanni Giuliani, the plasterer Santino Bussi, and the painters Marcantonio Franceschini, Johann Michael Rottmayr and Andrea Pozzo.

In 1709 they finished the interior design and created an Italian-antique work of art, a closed city villa in the Roman style, resembling a palazzo.

However, the premises were only used in summer and for representation purposes, as it was practically impossible to heat the large rooms.

A museum for art

At the beginning of the 19th century, a large part of the extensive art collection of the Liechtenstein royal family was transferred to the garden palace. In 1807 the collection was made accessible to the public for the first time.

The Second World War brought major changes to the Liechtenstein Garden Palace. The royal family moved their main residence to Vaduz in 1938 and towards the end of the war the art collection followed.

Since 1957 the palace has mainly been used as a museum for art. For example, the Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK) was located here before it moved to the newly built “Museumsquartier” (the museums quarter) in 2001.

From 2004 to the end of 2011, the Liechtenstein Museum was located in the Liechtenstein Garden Palace, with one of the largest and most valuable private art collections in the world. Part of the collection is still exhibited in the gallery rooms.

The Park of Liechtenstein Garden Palace

The extensive park of the Liechtenstein Garden Palace is the oldest feudal palace park in Vienna that still exists today. It was laid out as a classic baroque garden according to plans by Giovanni Giuliani and was only recently reconstructed after several changes over the centuries.

The Park site covers approximately 5 hectares and is partly open to the public during daytime. It is considered the green oasis of the 9th district in Vienna.

In which district is the Liechtenstein Garden Palace located?

The Liechtenstein Palace is located in the 9th district of Vienna, at Fürstengasse 1 between Liechtensteinstrasse and Porzellangasse.

A few meters to the south is the Lycée français de Vienne.

To the west you can find the famous Strudlhofstiege and to the north the Franz Josefs Bahnhof.

A few hundred meters to the east lies the Rossauer Lände on the Danube Canal and its summer relaxation area “Summerstage”.

How can I visit the art collections?

The Liechtenstein Garden Palace is open for guided tours on two to three Fridays per month. Audio guides in English are available as a free smartphone app. Tickets for public tours can be found on the Liechtenstein Palace website.

While visiting a concert by the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra, you will also have the opportunity to admire the wonderful frescoes and ceiling paintings in the ground floor and the concert hall.

Who owns Liechtenstein Palace?

Both the Liechtenstein Garden Palace and the Liechtenstein City Palace, have been in the possession of the Princely Liechtenstein Family for over 300 years.

How is the palace used today

The Liechtenstein Garden Palace with its magnificent Hercules Hall and the spacious baroque garden has been available as an event location for weddings, congresses and gala dinners since the beginning of 2012.

Also the traditional New Year’s Eve and New Year’s concert by the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra take place here.

How do I get to Liechtenstein Garden Palace?

The next underground station is the “Roßauer Lände” on the U4 line. From there it is approx. 500m through the tranquil Servitenviertel to the Liechtenstein Palace.
Another option is to take tram line 1 or D. From the tram station “Seegasse” it is approx. 200m to the entrance of the Palais.

If you arrive by car, there is a paid parking garage at Bauernfeldplatz, 1090 Vienna. From there you can reach the palace after approx. 100 meters.

Viennese taxis can be found all over the city or on the telephone numbers: +43 1 31 300; +43 1 60 160; +43 1 40 100.

Liechtenstein Garden Palace concert dates

of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra

Here you will find all concert dates of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra that take place in the Liechtenstein Palace in Vienna.

December 2024

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
20:30 - 22:00
New Year's Eve Concert
Liechtenstein Garden Palace – Hercules Hall, Wien