If you want to feel how it is to live like royalty, or perhaps one of those Habsburg royalties, you now have the chance to relish the life of the life of splendor as you can stay at the former emperor’s suite in Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria, for £1,000.
The centuries-old palace has 1,441 rooms, which is also one of the most prized historical and cultural gems of Austria.
A night of stay in the palace will give you the chance to access a suite of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a salon and a kitchen. And there’s more. You’ll also have your own private cook, limousine service and butler for as long as you’re staying here.
The Habsburgs took possession of the property in 1569 when Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II purchased the palace grounds for recreational hunting.
The palace was named Schonbrunn, which means 'beautiful spring', because of the artesian well which used to stay in the ground.
It was during the reign of Maria Theresa that the palace was built and remodeled, from 1740 and 1750. She had earlier received Schonbrunn as a wedding gift from her father Emperor Charles VI. Maria Theresa’s husband, Emperor Franz I redecorated the estate in its now-signature neoclassical style.
When the Habsburgs were deposed and the Austrian Republic was established in 1918, the property was converted into a museum. Following World War II, the British military used the palace as its office until it was again turned into a museum in 1955.
Schonbrunn Palace was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.
Check out the rooms below.