Fans of classic architecture should visit Vienna at least once in a lifetime, and its lavish palaces are some of its biggest gems. They’re scattered all around the Austrian capital and its surroundings, and here are three that you shouldn’t miss while exploring this city.
Schönbrunn Palace is one of the first places that comes to mind when someone mentions Vienna, and it’s definitely worth the hype. This 18th-century baroque summer palace is filled with hundreds of rococo rooms, but you should also take some time to explore its beautiful gardens with a large maze at their center.
Belvedere consists of not one, but two equally stunning Baroque palaces that will knock you of your feet. It’s surrounded by scenic gardens, just like Schönbrunn, but most people who visit it are here to explore its extensive art collection, including the works by the Austrian master Gustav Klimt.
You have to step out of Vienna’s city center to explore the previous two palaces, but that’s not the case with the Hofburg. It’s located in the very heart of the Austrian capital, and it’s the official residence of the president of Austria, after initially serving as the principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty.