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Step Inside the World’s Most Spectacular Palaces; Karlina Valeiko; Love Exploring

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From royal residences and grand retreats for the incredibly wealthy of days gone by, these gorgeous palaces all have one thing in common – no expense has been spared when building and decorating these jaw-dropping structures. Let’s take a journey through these sought-after destinations.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Vienna, Austria; Helene In Between

Walking the streets of Vienna leaves me in awe. Each street is prettier than the next. Each building grander. I’ve now visited in the spring, summer, and winter and it seems that no matter the season Vienna is always charming. The Capital city of Austria is home to beautiful architecture dating back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Because it was such a powerhouse for so long, there are so many things to see and do in Vienna. How can you choose?! I’ve got the top 10 things to do in Vienna, Austria. Austria is a German-speaking nation and located right underneath,…

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A 2 Day Vienna Itinerary; Laurence & Jessica Norah; Finding the Universe

Austria – Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn

Jess and I recently had the pleasure of visiting Vienna in Austria, a city that both of us were excited to visit. It’s a fantastic place for culture lovers, having played home to such icons as Mozart, Hadyn, and Strauss. It was also the seat of the vast Habsburg empire, which for a time was one of the largest empires in the world.

As you can imagine therefore, there’s quite a lot to see and do here!

This guide is designed to give you some ideas for what to do on a two day visit to Vienna. I will warn you up front – two days is definitely not going to give you enough time to see everything! Vienna is stuffed full of museums, palaces, art gallerys, churches and restaurants, and you could spend a great deal of time here sight-seeing.

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Beautifully trimmed trees and hedges at Schönbrunn Garden; E Morfes

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Schönbrunn Palace, one of Europe’s most impressive Baroque palaces, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the top tourist attractions in Vienna. The park at Schönbrunn Palace was opened to the public around 1779 and since then has provided a popular recreational amenity for the Viennese population as well as being a focus of great cultural and historical interest for international visitors.

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Vienna’s Versailles offers imperial hideaway; Simon Sturdee; AFP

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Schoenbrunn Palace was Marie-Antoinette’s summer childhood home and the beautiful and tragic Sissi’s favoured residence. Mozart performed there as a child and Napoleon was so smitten he moved in — twice. And from April 30, tourists too can sojourn in Vienna’s top tourist site, in a converted suite of rooms with views over the palace gardens, even with butler, cook and horse-drawn conveyance. “This is unique in Europe,” Birgit Reitbauer from the Verkehrsbuero Austrian hotel group behind the Schoenbrunn Palace Suite told AFP during a sneak preview.

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Vienna palace offers flat at princely price; Derek Brooks; Reuters

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Vienna’s opulent Schoenbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial Habsburg family, will open its doors to tourists looking to spend the night like Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sisi. An apartment – once reserved for close relatives of the court – can be booked from April 30 at a starting price of 699 euros ($960) per person per night. The late 17th-century rococo palace was once the secondary residence of the Habsburg monarchy, which ruled the Austro-Hungarian empire until 1918. It is one of Austria’s top tourist attractions and registered 2.9 million visitors last year.

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