Well, you’d expect a city like to Vienna to have one or two major art and antique fairs. After all, the central district is practically an antique in its own right. And one of the more prestigious such events is the ART&ANTIQUE Hofburg Vienna fair.
- Major international fair inside the Hofburg palace
- Numerous dealers and galleries with some impressive exhibits
- 2023 dates: TBA (was Nov 10-14 in 2022)
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Art then and now
If you’re going to give people the chance to browse and buy quality art and antiques from a number of dealers and galleries, then where better to do so than in the middle of a historical Imperial complex?
Which is one of the reasons you might find time for the ART&ANTIQUE event, even if your pocket money only stretches to last year’s pencil case designs in the stationer’s remnant bin.
The location for this feast for collectors and all those interested in art of the past and present is Vienna’s Hofburg palace, once home to a slew of Habsburg monarchs and the former administrative heart of various empires.
Now approaching its 54th edition, ART&ANTIQUE features exhibitors from Austria, Germany, and beyond with a wide mix of items to view. You might find 1st-century marble busts and limewood Gothic statues, but also Jugendstil designs and today’s contemporary art.
(One side of the Hofburg Conference Centre)
2023 dates & tickets
I don’t have 2023 dates yet, so keep an eye on the website (see below) or check back later. The event took place from November 10th to 14th last time out. Opening times were 11am to 7pm with early closing (at 6pm) on the Monday.
A standard day ticket cost €15 in 2022. Again, check the website for all details.
How to get to the fair
Access the Hofburg (Conference Centre) just off Heldenplatz square. This is very central, and next door to such delights as the Imperial Treasury (which has some similarity to the ART&ANTIQUE fair, but you’d need to add a few zeroes to the prices).
Subway: a short walk from Volkstheater (U2 and U3), Museumsquartier (U2), Herrengasse (U3), Stephansplatz (U3 and U1) and even Karlsplatz (U4, U1 and U2) stations.
Tram/bus: get off the ring trams (1, 2, D and 71) at Burggasse.
The entrance is easy to spot. Once you’re on Heldenplatz, look for the giant curved building that dominates one side: the Neue Burg. Facing that building, look left to see the entrance to the centre at the end of this giant palace wing. There should be plenty of signs, too (obviously).
Address: Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna | Website