Everyone knows the Sacher Torte. But do you know the big “other” Torte: The Imperial Torte? Back to the year 1873, legend has it that one night in Vienna a young apprentice cook from the hotel Imperial named Xaver Loibner could not sleep, so he bake a cake for the Emperor Franz Joseph he admired so highly. To the surprise of everyone the Emperor enjoyed the cake so much, that the cake was from now on his favorite “Torte”. Best place to enjoy the cake yourself, the famous hotel Imperial at the Ringstraße in Vienna.