The Imperial Palace has been a center of politics for centuries, first for the Habsburg Empire and currently for the state of Austria. It is enormous and imposing from the outside and stunning from the inside, with many facets that will suit anyone interested in royal life. The Sisi Museum outlines the life and psychological despair of Empress Elizabeth, who is one of the most famous Habsburgs. It offers a real glimpse into her daily life and points out the not-so-glamorous aspects of her world. In contrast, the Silver Collection shows just how far the Habsburg wealth extended, and how lavish their social gatherings were. Perhaps the most famous part of the palace are the Imperial Apartments, where Elizabeth and Emperor Franz Josef lived.
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