Schönbrunn Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing, Vienna. The name Schönbrunn (meaning “beautiful spring”) has its roots in an artesian well from which water was consumed by the court.
The 1,441-room Rococo palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in the country. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. It has been a major tourist attraction since the mid-1950s.
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Walking through the park on a bright late summer day. The link of the title above is to my album on Flickr.
Let me begin with a bright, sunny day this August, with some select photos:
This view is from the side, at the end of my day while walking toward the Hietzing gate
view from the top of the hill, below the Gloriette
the Gloriette - I started my walk from here
one of the many statues lining the park
a attraction is the Neptune Fountain seen from the garden
the Neptune Fountain, a closer look and some details
at times, dark clouds appeared, but sunshine prevailed
This was Summer - but earlier this year, I walked through the park in Winter. It was a bit colder then, but also a very nice day in February. There is a bit of snow on the ground, but the temperature was not very cold. Our winters in Vienna are generally mild, except for some odd days when we get a northerly flow.
I am dressed for the occasion, but no hat - bad hair day!
a wintery view of the Neptune Fountain
from the Tirolerweg I take the junction toward the Gloriette
view from the Gloriette, the palace in the far distance
not crowded on a day like this - it was also Corona lockdown in effect: but we were allowed to go out for exercise though.
That day, I walked to the front of the palace also:
And now for an entirely different viewpoint: just recently, October 17th, I walked from Hietzing Gate on the side of the park up to the Tirol Gate through the Botanical Garden.
a snack vendor next to the Hietzing Gate
a little ways up is the palm house
sneaking a peek over the fence into the zoo
in the late light, a magical tree
not many people in this part of the park
inside the gate, I would then turn right
water in the fountain, but flowers are all pulled up
the path west of the zoo through the Botanical Garden
encountering some tree worshipers
many exotic species are growing here
on my way out, past the Tirolerhof
many more photos in my Flickr Album
From previous years visits, here are two more albums on Flickr
as for the Zoo, I have a separate webpage on the Zoo Website
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