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Description of the State Apartments or
State Apartments or Kaiserappartements in the
Reichkanzleitrakt (1726- 30) and the Amalienburg (1575) contains
rooms that once housed royal Habsburg family. Some of the more
interesting apartments include former rooms of Empress Elisabeth who
lived here between 1854 and 1898, Emperor Franz Joseph from 1857 to
1916. Additionally State Apartments served as a temporary residence
of a Russian Emperor Alexander I who travelled to Vienna in 1815 to
attend the Congress of Vienna that concluded Napoleonic Wars with
establishment of monarchies across Europe.
The Imperial Apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph
and Empress Elisabeth in the Hofburg Vienna are one of the most
important sights in Vienna and give an insight into the private
living atmosphere of Franz Joseph & Sisi. Discover the bedroom, gym
and toilet room as well as many other historically and authentically
furnished imperial rooms.
The Hofburg was the residence of the Habsburgs for
over 600 years and thus the center of the Holy Roman Empire. In
addition to its function as the seat of government and
administrative center, the Hofburg was also the winter residence of
the imperial family - the court spent the summer in Schönbrunn
Palace from the 18th century.
According to the court
ceremony, each member of the family had their own apartment in one
of the numerous wings. While various museums, offices, ministries
and, last but not least, the presidential office are housed in most
of the rooms today, the former apartments of the imperial couple
Franz Joseph and Elisabeth can be visited in the Imperial
Chancellery and Amalienburg.