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The palace Schoenbrunn

The residence of Kaiser, the monarchy residence with remarkable park.

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach drafted by order of emperor Leopold I. a new hunting castle. This should placed on the present Gloriette - hill.
The project was never realized. Instead of it the symmetrical central building was constructed with two Seitenrisaliten and two Seitentrakten as well as the Ehrenhof on the city's side and the magnificent garden on the other side. At the April 28, 1700 the court drew in officially. The castle was still unfinished. 1737 nearly the decay, which could be prevented with putting on a high roof.

Empress Maria Theresia (1717-1780) gave order for redesigning the castle to a summer-residence to Nikolaus Pacassi and Valmagini. So the wonderful outside staircase was constructed in 1743-1749, the large and small gallery, where events occurred and the castle's theatre. The menagerie was opened 1751. It originally was dedicated for the emperor for the amusement. Today the Viennese zoo is housed there. 1775 the Gloriette was constructed and 1781 in the foot of the hill of the Neptune - fountain. In world war II Schoenbrunn was damaged heavily. After the war the castle and the garden was reconstructed.

Address: Schloß Schönbrunn, 1130 Wien
Directions: At Lichte Allee
Phone: +43 1 811 13-239
Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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