Located outside the Imperial Palace, Michaelerplatz is perfectly situated in Vienna as a starting point for your historic walking tour. You will see exposed Roman features juxtaposed between royal and modern buildings. It is a complete feast for architecture junkies or people who simply enjoy looking at pretty things. There is so much history crammed into one tiny section, you won't know which way to start.
One direction leads to St. Michael’s Gate, which then paves the way to the Hofburg Palace. Inside this gilded palace are many different museums, such as The Sisi Museum or The Imperial Apartments. Do some research beforehand to decide if any of them peak your interest. Then in the other direction lies St. Michael’s Church. While beautiful on the outside, the most drawing factor lies beneath the church. The Catacombs of St. Michael’s Church has over 4,000 bodies are buried there; due to the environment, they will not decompose, which is creepy and intriguing all at the same time.