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Imperial Vienna

In the footsteps of emperors and kings in Vienna

Walk in the footsteps of the Habsburg monarchy of yesteryear, visit the magnificent baroque palaces of Schönbrunn and Belvedere, take a look at the control center of the former giant empire in the Hofburg and stroll along the magnificent Ringstrasse.

Imperial Vienna - timeless splendor

A walk through Vienna is like a journey back in time to the imperial past - no wonder that the historic city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vienna is home to over 27 castles and more than 163 palaces, and you can discover valuable cultural assets on every corner or dream of the good old imperial days in a coffee house. Are you in the mood for some classy shopping? Then why not visit one of the K. & K. Hoflieferanten!

Whether on foot, by streetcar or - in the traditional manner - in a horse-drawn carriage: a tour of the Vienna Ringstrasse is sightseeing of a special kind, because the magnificent boulevard is lined with numerous parks and buildings. When the Viennese go to the "Burg", they mean the Burgtheaterthe actual castle is next door. For over 600 years the Hofburg Today, the magnificent building houses important museums as well as important representative rooms. Just a few streetcar stops away, on a small hill, lies the summer residence of Prince Eugene, the Belvedere Palace. It houses the world's largest collection of Klimt paintings, including the famous "Kiss.

A visit to Vienna's most famous palace also promises imperial artistic pleasure. At Schönbrunn the imperial family had 1,441 rooms at its disposal - many of which you can still admire today. In the palace park, architectural delights such as the Palm House or the zoo await you.

The religious - but also secret geographical - center of Vienna is the St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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