"I go, where the Kaiser is going to WALK" - "Ich gehe, wohin der Kaiser zu Fuss geht"...
This proverb is used very often in Austria, when someone would like to talk with a man about a horse, or a Lady wants to powder her nose...
And THIS is the real place, that also the emperor went to WALKING - and he was not carried in his chair, nor could he take one of his carriages...
well at least in this way he was like anybody else ;-))
You will see this famous "throne" inside the Schönbrunn-castle - but it is forbidden to take pics there...:-((
The "throne" shown on my picture was also used by "royal backsides" - I saw it in Artstetten, the palace of the successor of the throne, who was murdered in Sarajewo 1914
When you check the Schonbrunn website, you might be led to think that a purchase of a ticket is required to see the Gloriette or the imperial garden behind the palace. Not so! One can enter the palace grounds and just admire the front facade not pay anything. So too with the Gloriette -- upon reaching the front of the palace, take the right walkway to get to the small entrance to the garden and after a few turns, voila: you're there!
Then just stop at the "Schönbrunnerbad" a public pool in the Park of Schönbrunn Palace. Its a bit hidden but you ll find it (Just follow the Signs in the Park). There is a way up on the hill behind the Large Obelisk in the Park.
The Pool was first mentioned in a letter of emperor Franz Josef too his brother in 1838 in which he said that he "Spend the whole day at the Reservoir of the Obelisk fountain" which is the pool today.
Its a bit expansive but you ll get a quiet retreat at which you can relax perfectly. (And a beautiful view over Vienna on your way there)