is a former imperial 1,400-room Rococo summer residence in Vienna
Queing to the palace
- audio tour is also available with a variety of languages
to choose from
- been there before
so just walked through thre palace this time
The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests,
and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
Flower beds here and there in the garden
The garden is open for public free
- sporty people even running there,
why not as the surrounding is gorgeous,
but the amount of tourists must be disturbing
The sculpted garden space between the palace and the Sun Fountain
is called the Great Parterre
sculptored by Franz Anton Zauner
Lining the Great Parterre are 32 sculptures,
which represent deities and virtues.
Labyrinths near the zoo
- admission fee to see and experience them
Walked up to see the Gloriette
The garden axis points towards a 60 meters higher hill,
which since 1775 has been crowned by
the Gloriette structure
Maria Theresa decided Gloriette
should be designed to glorify Habsburg power and the Just War
and thereby ordered to recycle
"otherwise useless stone" which was left
The Gloriette is a Neo-Classical arcade
designed by Ferdinand von Hohenberger
Fantastic views from the Gloriette
down to the palace and
There is a spacious cafe in Gloriette
- had lunch there
Didn"t have this plate of sausages, mustard and horseradish...
Instead had a pannini with tomato and mozzarella
UNESCO catalogued Schönbrunn Palace
on the World Heritage List in 1996,
together with its gardens,
as a remarkable Baroque ensemble
and example of synthesis of the arts.
The gardens and palace have been the location for various movies,
such as the Sissi trilogy in 1950s,
in A Breath of Scandal with Sophia Loren
and briefly in James Bond's The Living Daylights.
Also the movie "The Great Race" was filmed there in 1965.