The Hofburg is much more than a Palace is an architectural complex that served as the home to several royal families and one of the most powerful was the Habsburg, who ruled Austria for about six hundred years. Here lived also one of the best known empresses in history, Sissi or Elizabeth of Bavaria, all remember the movie that seemed to touch the sweeter side of her life but nothing compares to visit her apartments to understand more about this complex woman. Worth enter his museum to see the inside of a small part of the Imperial Palace.
Numa parte exterior do Palácio virada para o Volksgarten podemos ver o Neue Burg onde se destaca a estátua equestre do Príncipe Eugénio de Sabóia um grande génio militar que ajudou a libertar a Áustria do Império Otomano. No lado oposto outra estátua equestre desta vez de Franz Joseph.
Visiting the Sisi Museum we can see not just her rooms but also the ones of Emperor Franz Joseph, her husband and learn more about the Archduchess Sofia, the famous evil mother-in-law. I take with me the memories of my favorite Sissi rooms, the one with a gymnastics bar because it was the first time I saw something in the Palace specially in the room of a woman. Franz area was much more sober, typical of a man who only thought in his imperal duties and gave Little importance to so many decorative details.The other important wing of the Hofburg is the Spanish Riding School, comes from the sixteenth century and was used to train the Lipizzaner horses, a cross between purebred Spanish, Berber and Arabic that were created in Lipica a town near Trieste.An outside area of the Palace closer to the Volksgarten you can see the Neue Burg where the statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy stands he was a great military genius who helped liberate Austria the Ottoman Empire. On the opposite side another equestrian statue this time of Franz Joseph.