SCHÖNBRUNN - through the Seasons in Vienna, Austria

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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All photos are my own.
Many are in albums stored in the cloud on Flickr, I supply links where this is the case.

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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:

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This view is from the side, at the end of my day while walking toward the Hietzing gate

20210830_172842.jpgview from the top of the hill, below the Gloriette

IMG_0391ps.jpgthe Gloriette - I started my walk from here

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IMG_0425.JPGone of the many statues lining the park

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20210830_175838.jpg a attraction is the Neptune Fountain seen from the garden

IMG_0415.JPGthe Neptune Fountain, a closer look and some details

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IMG_0410.JPGat times, dark clouds appeared, but sunshine prevailed

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20210830_184214.jpgstill a bright day, but I am about to leave now. See many more photos here on my Flickr Album.


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.

SCHÖNBRUNN PARK - February 2021IMG_6793.JPGthat time I also started my walk from the Gloriette

20210212_133312.jpgI am dressed for the occasion, but no hat - bad hair day!

IMG_6802.JPGa wintery view of the Neptune Fountain

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IMG_6791.JPGfrom the Tirolerweg I take the junction toward the Gloriette

IMG_6795.JPGview from the Gloriette, the palace in the far distance

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IMG_6819.JPGnot 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:

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more photos in my Flickr Album

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.

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IMG_6963.JPGa snack vendor next to the Hietzing Gate

IMG_6967.JPGa little ways up is the palm house

IMG_6983.JPGsneaking a peek over the fence into the zoo

IMG_6989.JPGin the late light, a magical tree

IMG_7010.JPGcolorful details

IMG_7017.JPGnot many people in this part of the park

IMG_6965.JPGinside the gate, I would then turn right

IMG_6968.JPGwater in the fountain, but flowers are all pulled up

IMG_6986.JPGthe path west of the zoo through the Botanical Garden

IMG_6996.JPGencountering some tree worshipers

IMG_6992.JPGmany exotic species are growing here

IMG_7020.JPGon my way out, past the Tirolerhof


IMG_7012.JPGa magnificient tree in the last light
many more photos in my Flickr Album

From previous years visits, here are two more albums on Flickr

Schönbrunn Zoo



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