Monday, February 20, 2012
Schoenbrunn Palace Gardens
The gardens at Schoenbrunn Palace, located in Vienna, Austria, were opened to the public around 1779. The Schoenbrunn Palace was the former summer residence of the famous Hapsburg family.
The palace gardens are essentially baroque in style. There are several interesting structures located throughout the gardens. One is the steel Palm House, pictured at the top. Neptune Fountain, with its groups of Greek - Roman statues, is a picturesque focal point. There's also a zoo - the first in the world.
The Palace gardens are free. They are open year-round from 6:30 AM to dusk. There is a charge to visit the Labrinth Garden and Palm House. Admission is 3.30 euros.