Built between 1840 and 1845 by Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, an extremely influential royal family in Europe, the Palais Coburg is a bright and spacious bit of luxury. Opened in 2003 after extensive restoration, the palais has suites (and only suites) that are clean and classy, sometimes even grandiose with antique furniture and vibrantly lit chandeliers. Many suites are named in honor of important members of the family such as Queen Victoria and Albert of England, and King Leopold I of Belgium, so guests will get a lesson in the history of Europe’s intermarried royal families.

Outside is a quiet garden with a water basin, shade trees, and magnolias. The outdoor café provides sanctuary from the city and is a great place to enjoy breakfast. In addition to two marvelous restaurants, Palais Coburg has an excuisite wine cellar with some 60,000 from four different centuries.

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Vienna Wine Tasting in Palais Coburg

The Palais Coburg in the heart of Vienna has recently been restored to its original beauty and splendor. The most precious treasures, however, are hidden from the eye and sleep underground for visitors to discover. The six wine cellars are stocked with 60,000 bottles, span 4 centuries and are open to be toured. The house sommelier will lead you on an adventure covering not only the rarities stored here, but also the Palais’ history. The cellars themselves are a sight to see, one of them shaped like the bulk of a ship, and you can end your tour with a tasting of the finest Palais Coburg has to offer.

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