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12/43.- Vienna, Imperial Palace

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The imperial Palace was the residence of the Habsburg emperors, who's empire lasted until 1918. The palace suffered many modifications and even more expansions. Originally it was a medieval castle, unfortunately from this period only remains the chapel. In the 16th century the Palace stables and Amalia’s wing were added. In the 17th century Leopold’s wing, in the 18th century the Imperial Chancery wing, the Court Library and the Spanish Winter Riding School were added. In the 19th century the St Michael’s wing was added. That’s the part of the Palace you’re actually seeing. Finally, in the 20th century the New Palace was built, and then came the end of the empire and with it, the Palace expansion ended.

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