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Film and Photo

Filming & photographing in the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Silver Collection

Film- and photoshootings are subjects to authorisation!

If you want to film in the Vienna Hofburg you need official permits before you can start filming.


For location shots of the Hofburg please contact the Burghauptmannschaft.


Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H.

Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H.



Important information for shootings

Promotional films or photos, presentations (cars, fashion, ...) as well as recordings for private purposes are not allowed!

Important information for shootings

On this site, you find important information like conditions of use, contact you need for your request for a permit.

At the sidebar, you find costs and application forms for filming and photographing. Promotional films or photos, presentations (fashion, music ...) as well as recordings for private purposes are not allowed! 

We will be pleased to provide you with shooting permits for 

  • current reports 
  • documentations
  • historical works
  • travel reports

Please contact us at least 3 weeks before starting the work!   

The information we need from you for the contract:

who = applicant (company, name, address)
for whom = client (company, name, address)
how many = persons of the team
when = date
how long = duration
where = rooms
what = filming, photographing
purpose = Content of the film / theme of the photos
Designated use target audience, broadcasting station, circulation
Broadcast where and when

Conditions of use

Filming and photographing in the Hofburg Vienna

Conditions of use
  • Filming and photographing in the Imperial Apartments and the Sisi Museums is only allowed outside the opening hours.

  • Filming may only be carried out with battery-powered light or hand-held floodlights (low voltage 12 volt per lamp head, not exceeding 100 volt; no UV, cold light). Direct illumination of original materials, wallpapers and/or paintings is prohibited.

  • There is an absolute prohibition on the use of flashlight for photography.

  • For curatorial and security reasons, the windows and shutters may not be opened.

  • Filming/Photographing behind the barriers is not permitted.

  • Rooms closed by special barriers (glass doors) may be neither opened nor entered.

  • The furniture may be neither used nor moved.

  • Dramatic scenes are not permitted.

  • There is a strict prohibition on smoking, beverage and food in the entire display area.

  • All instructions issued by supervisory personnel must be complied with.

  • Staff members of the film and photographing teams must remain with their teams and may only move away when accompanied by a supervisor.

  • The production must not in any way damage the image or security of Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H. and Hofburg Vienna; in particular no security measures or devices may be shown; furthermore, we will not permit any recording which may offend public morals, or which could be interpreted as racist, extreme right-wing, or intended to incite violence.

  • In the event of a failure to observe the conditions of use set out in section IV, the Producer shall be required to pay a penalty of € 4,000.00 per infringement to SKB. SKB is entitled to claim damages in excess of this penalty.

  • Appropriate reference to Hofburg Vienna as the location for filming must be made in the film, and it must at the very least be named in the credits, using at least the wording: "Filmed on location: Imperial Apartments/Sisi Museum, Hofburg Vienna".

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