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The gigantic 15th century architectural marvel was built as a castle for Archduke Sigmund the Rich and then expanded further by Emperor Maximilian I in the the 16th century and given a total baroque makeover by Empress Maria Theresia in the 18th century. The centrepiece of the lavish rococo state apartments is the 31m-long Riesensaal (Giant's Hall), adorned with frescoes and paintings of Maria Theresia and her 16 children.



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