….a Baroque wonderland
…..gorgeous winding streets
…academies that look like opera houses
I am a sucker for a good palace….A palace or a castle that gives you a glimpse into the life of royals back in whatever century. The Schonbrunn gives you a look at the heart of the Hapsburg Empire in all its glory, and the chance to learn a lot about people like Maria Theresa or Sisi (a princess who led an incredibly depressing life).
This was my second time at the Palace in Vienna. They have an amazing (and free) listening tour that takes you through the main rooms and tells you the stories of everything in them. Despite having listened to it before, the tour was just as good the second time around. Of all the palace tours I have been on this one was the most up close and personal.