This month, one lucky traveler will win 2 tickets to the Ultimate Vienna Experience! Read on to find out more…
The Habsburg Royal dynasty left its mark on Innsbruck as it did in many of the cities in central Europe for nearly a millennium. To explore the legacy of the Habsburgs in Innsbruck is to understand the family’s awesome wealth and power.
From a cast of many characters, the Royal House of Habsburgs were emperors, kings and European leaders for almost a millennium, but none were so universally loved and feted as Empress Sisi, who became almost a legend in her lifetime and was regarded with the same adoration as an early-day Princess Diana. Now you have the chance to see Empress Sisi’s wardrobe in an exhibition at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.
Vienna has more than its fair share of heavyweight museums, Baroque palaces and ornate churches to explore but also offers a rich choice of excursions for outdoors enthusiasts. Cycling in Vienna Woods (‘Wienerwald’ in German) is one of the great pleasures of getting out and about in this lovely city.
The Baroque edifice of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Schloss Schonbrunn was once the summer home of the ruling Habsburgs and enjoys a reputation as Vienna’s top tourist attraction. The palace showcases Austria’s imperial history and a visit encompasses formal parklands, the zoo, furniture collections, and extravagantly decorated private apartments. Exploring the palace and grounds at Schonbrunn can easily take up much of the day.