Vienna’s Hotel Sacher: Slice of the sweet life

In an imperial city replete with fantastic characters, many of whom were emperors and archdukes, royals and aristocrats, there are few Viennese doyennes more fabled than Anna Sacher, the 19th century bon vivant and hotelier whose outsize personality helped make the Hotel Sacher the cynosure of Viennese cultural life and one of the world’s great luxury hotels.