Learn why Hofburg is one of Vienna's most important landmarks of this day and age when you visit Austria. Once planned as an imperial forum, the grounds were built by the Hapsburg emperors during the 13th century. Since that time, it has been renovated and turned into a tourist's dream. With museums that hold many of the original furniture that were installed in the former palace, one can get a feel for the regal presence. Tourists will also find a massive collection of international standing, not only in the museum, but also along the parks, restaurants and cafes.