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Vienna's opulent Schoenbrunn Palace offers flat to tourists at princely price, horse-drawn carriage optional

Published on Mar 27, 2014 3:21 PM

VIENNA (Reuters) - Vienna's opulent Schoenbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial Habsburg family, will open its doors to tourists looking to spend the night like Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sisi.

An apartment - once reserved for close relatives of the court - can be booked from April 30 at a starting price of 699 euros (S$1,220) per person per night.

The two-bedroom flat with kitchen and dining room sleeps four. Those looking to experience full imperial grandeur - and who have the cash to spare - can reserve such amenities as a personal butler, a horse-drawn carriage and an in-suite chef.

The late 17th-century rococo palace was once the secondary residence of the Habsburg monarchy, which ruled the Austro-Hungarian empire until 1918.

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