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"Schonbrunn palace - Gloriette" Schönbrunn Palace Tip by desert_princess

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna: 307 reviews and 635 photos

  Schönbrunn palace - Gloriette
by desert_princess

The Gloriette is situated in a hill above the fountain , facing the Schonbrunn gardens, and offers a magnificent view over the castle , its gardens and Vienna.
Fischer von Erlach designed it as the crowning touch of the castle ensemble, but it wasn't until 1775 that it was constructed,when Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg remodelled the park and built the Gloriette.
Built in Early Classicistic style ,you will enter the glazed central section walking up the steps, where is the Gloriette cafe. The flat roof of the cafe has been used as a viewing platform since the beginning of the 19th century.There is an entrance fee of 1,99 euro for adults and 1 euro for children. I did not have the time to go up there ,as the Zoo consummed all of my time but I left it for the next time I return:)))

working hours : 9 - 18h

Address: Schloß Schönbrunn, 1130 Wien
Directions: In the Schonbrunn gardens , facing the castle
Phone: +43 1 811 13-239

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 5, 2006
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