Imperial Court, Innsbruck, Austria

Riesensaal

Really, Imperial Palace 2.0.

In 1460, Archduke Siegmund the Rich constructed a grand Gothic-style palace that was subsequently enlarged to an even grander status by Maximilian I. When Empress Maria Theresa came along, though, all she saw was a tear-down. From 1754-73, the palace was rebuilt in Maria Theresa’s preferred Baroque style to include four wings, 25 state apartments and a two-story white and gold Riesensaal (giant hall), which has plenty of wallspace to display family portraits.

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