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Hofburg Palace: Last Palace, I Swear

The Hofburg Palace is the last palace on my Prague-Vienna-Budapest trip. Castles don’t count – right? 🙂


First the Belvedere Palace, then the Schonbrunn Palace. Are we done with palaces yet? Not quite. There’s still the Hofburg Palace, the emperor’s winter palace.

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Sauntering Around The Schonbrunn Palace

The Schonbrunn Palace used to be the emperor’s hunting ground, but is now filled with Greek statues and lush green gardens.


Schonbrun Palace, which is German for “beautiful springs”, is much like the Belvedere Palace. This royal residence was also built in Baroque-style architecture and currently preserved as a museum.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Schonbrunn Palace was purchased by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II. It was used as his own personal hunting ground. Now, it’s a serene estate filled with lush gardens and statues of mythical and historical figures.

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Secret Snapshots at the Belvedere Palace

See what it’s like to live like royalty at the Belvedere Palace from roaming through a three-tier palace garden to admiring a stunning ceiling fresco.


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Next stop after the Prague Castle? Vienna’s Belvedere Palace, a beautiful Baroque palace-turned-museum with the main residence sitting on lush green grass – even on a nippy November day.

Much of the building is preserved to give tourists a view of the royal family’s daily lives. Audio tours are available, but if you rather not pay for admission there is a peaceful three-tier palace garden free of charge.

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