Admiring Imperial Vienna

Imagine having unlimited riches and top architects at your hands for 640 years – that's the Vienna of the Habsburgs. The monumentally graceful Hofburg whisks you back to the age of empires as you marvel at the treasury's imperial crowns, the equine ballet of the Spanish Riding School and the chandelier-lit apartments fit for Empress Elisabeth. The palace is rivalled in grandeur only by the 1441-room Schloss Schönbrunn, a Unesco World Heritage site, and the baroque Schloss Belvedere, both set in exquisite landscaped gardens.