Acquaint yourself with Vienna's culture as you stroll through the old city on this guided walking tour, following in the footsteps of Empress Elisabeth - 'Sisi' of Austria.
In 1854 Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria married Elizabeth, who with her charm and natural grace soon became a fairy-tale princess in the eyes of the public. Empress Elisabeth of Austria, affectionately known to millions as 'Sisi', was as intelligent as she was extravagant, and was decades ahead of her time.
You will start the walk with a visit to the Imperial Crypt, the burial place of the Habsburgs, where Empress Elizabeth 'Sisi' is also buried. Then follow Sisi's footsteps on a guided tour through the glittering Hofburg, official residence of Empress Elizabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph.
Even a century after her death, Sisi's hold on the popular imagination remains undiminished. This can be seen in the popularity of Sisi films and the musical 'Elisabeth', which has run for years in Vienna. The sites where the empress lived, including the Hofburg, continue to draw tourists from the world over.
Sisi was also possibly the world's best, female equestrian. She trained as hard as a professional sportswoman for years to achieve this goal. Whilst you are at the Hofburg, you will have the opportunity to watch the training of the world famous 'Lipizzaner horses', where the tradition of the High School of Riding is still cherished (entrance fee not included).
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