Schönbrunn Palace

The former summer residence of the imperial family takes its name from a beautiful spring that was found on this site. An earlier hunting lodge was destroyed by the Turks, so Leopold I ask Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach to design a grand Baroque residence here in 1695. However, it was not until Maria Theresa employed Nikolaus Pacassi that the project was completed in the mid-18th century. The strict symmetry of the architecture is complemented by the gardens with fountains and statues framed by trees and alleyways.
excerpt from
Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides Vienna

22 May 2000

Main entrance

Schoenbrunn Palace Front

Schoenbrunn Palace Front Facade

Schoenbrunn Palace Front Facade Closeup

Schoenbrunn Palace Front with Fountain

Schoenbrunn Palace Front Fountain Closeup
rear gardens

Schoenbrunn Palace Rear Gardens
rear facade

Schoenbrunn Palace Rear Facade

Looking towards the

Schoenbrunn Palace Rear Gardens Gloriette

View from the rear

Schoenbrunn Palace Rear

Gloriette and 
Neptune Fountain

SchoenbrunnPalace Neptune Fountain Cloriette

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