"Schoenbrunn(1)" Schönbrunn Palace Tip by Polly74

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna: 305 reviews and 625 photos

  The Gloriette
by Polly74

The very Baroque Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence of the Habsburgs. Although Baroque on the outside, inside Rococo rules. Maria Theresia, who ruled for 40 years in the 18th century, provided the funds for the Rococo finishing touches.

Don't limit yourself to just a walk around the inside of the palace, the extensive gardens outside are exceptionally fine. They were laid out in the formal 18th century French manner. High on the hill in front of you as you leave the palace stands the delightful Gloriette. Originally, the palace itself was to sit there, but, unfortunately, the high costs involved caused a change of plans.

Address: the summer-residence of the emperor
Directions: At Lichte Allee
Phone: +43 1 811 13-239
Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2004
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