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"The inside story" Schönbrunn Tip by iandsmith

Schönbrunn, Vienna: 56 reviews and 59 photos

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by iandsmith

Favorite thing: Though some people rail against using postcards I have to say that on some occasions they are a necessity. Since you can't use your camera in many galleries, how on earth could we show you what to expect?
Pacassi's alterations at the behest of Marie Therese led to The Great Gallery, 40 metres long and 10 metres wide.
The tall windows and crystal mirrors combined with the whilte and gold stucco decoration and the ceiling frescoes combine to form a total work of art, representing one of the finest rococo interiors in Europe.

Fondest memory: This magnificent room was used as the entertaining salon, adorned lavishly in rococo style and looking every part the sort of place where royalty might indulge in a waltz or two.
The frescoed ceiling, the decorative candelabra, the polished wooden floor. Just add a band, some couples and away you go.
Then again, you might want a simple meeting of the minds, such as occurred in this very room in 1961 between President Kennedy and Nikita Krushchev.

Address: the summer residence of the Kaiser

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 21, 2004
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