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Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Quick facts about Schönbrunn Palace

  • Name: Schönbrunn Palace
  • Built: 1740
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Type of attraction: Architectural/Palace
  • Ticket price: From $10

Schönbrunn Palace was the Habsburg rulers‘ primary summer residence in Hietzing, Vienna. It’s one of the country’s most significant architectural, cultural and historical landmarks, built in Rococo style. It is located on the outskirt of Vienna city and it is a major tourist attraction since 1950s.

The complex consists of palace with many areas opened for public, museums, large garden with statues, a zoo and Orangerie. Usually it takes an entire day to see all points of interest in the area.

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Interesting facts about Schönbrunn Palace

  • Mozart performed for Empress Maria Theresa at Schönbrunn in 1772, when he was only six year old.

  • Around three million people visit Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace each year.

  • Schönbrunn literally means “beautiful spring”. Based on local legend that states that Emperor Matthias discovered water source while hunting on the property in 1612.
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