Since then, many Palais have existed in the vicinity of the Herrengasse. In the last years the formerly private courts have been made available to the public as extensions of the street: for crafts, boutiques and gastronomy. Representative housing in the partly preserved State Apartments complements the versatile room concept that makes it possible to relive a piece of history.
The listed historic palaces in the heart of Vienna have not been readily accessible to the public for many decades. This guide through the Palais quarter around Herrengasse shows the diversity of their uses today, as premises for crafts, boutiques or restaurants, but also for increasing numbers of apartments – with concepts that are bringing people into the quarter, and with them returning a piece of history back to the city.
„Tour de Palais“
edited by Iris Meder and Judith Eiblmayr
Available at Kuppitsch, Viennastore, Morawa and Franz Leo