Springtime in Vienna… Schloss Schönbrunn

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Schönbrunn Palace is a World Cultural Heritage site and Austria’s most-visited palace. The baroque total work of art consisting of palace and gardens was for centuries the property of the Habsburgs and is today largely in its original condition.

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At the end of the 17th century Emperor Leopold I commissioned the gifted Baroque architect Bernhard Fischer von Erlach to built a palatial hunting lodge for the heir to the throne. On the site of the old imperial château de plaisance a splendid edifice was to arise.

Half a century later under Maria Theresa Schönbrunn Palace was to become the magnificent focus of court life. From that time onwards it played host to the leading statesmen of Europe. Although Austria is now a republic, Schönbrunn has remained a place of political encounter at the highest level…

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2 Responses to Springtime in Vienna… Schloss Schönbrunn

  1. Ooh! Marie Antoinette’s childhood home! Stunning. I wish I could visit one day.

    • Yes! I love Schoenbrunn…
      It was also the home of the Emperor, the famous Kaiser Franz Josef.
      A gorgeous palace… with the incredible gardens and the lovely Gloriette…
      A place to be born in! And live in! And of course, rule from!

      P.S. Before me, there was another bearded handsome man wearing red trousers, there!

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