Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn

Vienna, Austria

Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
Photo: Donar Reiskoffer License: CC BY 3.0
The Schönbrunn site includes a former imperial summer residence and garden. The site illustrates the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive 17th and 18th century Habsburg monarchs.

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Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn Categories

  • Castles and Palaces

    Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial 1,441 room Rococo summer residence for the emperor and court of Habsburg. The name Schönbrunn means "beautiful spring" - an artesian well from which water was consumed by the court.
  • Man-Made

    Around 1642, Eleonora Gonzaga (widow of Ferdinand II) added a palace to the Katterburg mansion which had already existed on the property, which served as a hunting grounds for the Emperor's court.
  • World Heritage Site

    UNESCO placed Schönbrunn Palace on the World Heritage List in 1996, together with its gardens, as a remarkable Baroque ensemble and example of synthesis of the arts.


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