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The Kaiserappartements, once the official living quarters of Franz Josef I and Empress Elisabeth, are dazzling in their chandelier-lit opulence. The Sisi Museum is devoted to Austria’s most beloved empress, with a strong focus on the clothing and jewellery of Austria’s monarch. Multilingual audio guides are included in the admission price. Guided tours (English available) take in the Kaiserappartements, the Sisi Museum and the Silberkammer, whose largest silver service caters for 140 dinner guests.

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1. Sisi Museum

Inside the Kaiserappartements, the Sisi Museum is devoted to Austria’s Empress Elisabeth, affectionately known as Sisi. A partial reconstruction of her…

2. Silberkammer

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The largest silver service of the Silberkammer at the Kaiserappartements can cater to 140 dinner guests. Multilingual audio guides are included in the…

3. Michaelerplatz Roman Ruins

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Ringed by gorgeous architecture, Michaelerplatz is centred on Roman ruins that are reputed to have been a brothel for soldiers. This cobblestoned circular…

4. Hofburg

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Nothing symbolises Austria's resplendent cultural heritage more than its Hofburg, home base of the Habsburgs from 1273 to 1918. The oldest section is the…

5. Loos Haus

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Designed by Adolf Loos, this modernist gem put Franz Josef’s nose seriously out of joint when it was completed in 1911. Its intentionally simple facade…

6. Michaelerkirche

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The Michaelerkirche dates from the 13th century. Its highlight is the burial crypt which you can see on 40-minute bilingual German/English tours at 11am…

7. Esperantomuseum

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The oft-overlooked Esperantomuseum is mostly devoted to the artificial language created by Dr Ludvik Zamenhof in 1887. The first book in Esperanto, by Dr…

8. Globenmuseum

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Part of the Nationalbibliothek collection of museums, along with the Esperantomuseum and Papyrusmuseum, where admission covers all three and audio guides…