Palais Pálffy (Wallnerstrasse)

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Palais Palffy

The Palais Pálffy on Wallnerstraße is a palace in Vienna's 1st district, Inner City , at number 6. In addition to the Palais Pálffy on Wallnerstraße, the Pálffy family also owned the Palais Pálffy on Josefsplatz .


The Palais Pálffy was commissioned by Johann Graf Pálffy von Erdöd from the French architect Charles de Moreau . Construction began in 1809 and was completed in 1813. The original building on Wallnerstrasse had been destroyed by fire and had to give way to the new palace. The Palais Pálffy was built in the style of the French villa architecture of classicism with a 14-axis facade. The interior in Empire style was created by Raphael von Rigel.

Today the Palais Pálffy on Wallnerstrasse is state-owned and housed the General Administrative Archives until 1989 and was used as the federal administration academy until 2004 . The large staircase with steps from the hard, white Kaisersteinbrucher Kaiserstein . The richly furnished interiors, especially the large ballroom, have partly been preserved in their original form.

The general renovation from 2004 to 2007 took place under the general planning of the architects Ablinger, Vedral & Partner. Since November 2007 the Palais Pálffy on Wallnerstrasse has housed the OSCE Secretariat.

Web links

Commons : Palais Pálffy (Wallnerstraße)  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. General renovation of Palais Pálffy: Ablinger, Vedral & Partner - Vienna (A) - 2007 . In: architektur im netz ,
    Ablinger, Vedral & Partner

Coordinates: 48 ° 12 ′ 35.9 ″  N , 16 ° 21 ′ 59.3 ″  E