Tourists who go to Vienna
nowadays may pay a few schillings and wander fairly freely through the
gloomy Imperial Palace. They may gaze to their heart's content at the
iron cot on which old Franz Josef slept, at the basin in which ample
Maria Theresa bathed. But one wing in the Hofburg is barred to them.
Tourists are not allowed to prowl through the rooms which belonged to
Archduke Rudolf, Franz Josef's son who died mysteriously at his
hunting lodge at Mayerling. Rudolf's rooms have not been preserved as a
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