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The Sisi Museum in Vienna provides an incredible look into the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (aka Sisi). I have to admit, before going to Vienna, I didn’t know much about Sisi at all. From my recollection of history class, she wasn’t mentioned so this Hofburg Palace tour was really informative. She was an extraordinary woman that fully deserves her own exhibit within the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Included in the tour was also the Silver Collection and the Imperial Apartments in Vienna. For over 600 years, up until 1918, the Hofburg Imperial Palace was the political center of the monarchy and the residence of Austrian royalty. Today it is the center of the Democratic Republic of Austria. A Short Habsburgs History The House of Habsburgs takes its name from Habsburg Castle, a fortress built in the 1020s in present-day Switzerland. During the 13th century, the House of Habsburgs (aka the…