Thursday, July 25, 2013

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 and gardens are essentially baroque in style.  There are several interesting structures located throughout the gardens.  One is the steel Palm House.  Another is Neptune Fountain.  With its groups of Greek and Roman statues, it is a picturesque focal point.  There's also a zoo - the first in the world.

Two other gardens not to miss are the dry landscape Japanese garden and the tea garden, both presents of goodwill from Japan to Austria.


The palace gardens are free.  They are open year-round from 6:30 AM to dusk.  There is a charge to visit the Labyrinth Garden and Pam House.  Admission is 3.30 euros.







To my regular followers:  I will be offline for a while as my family and I move.  But don't worry, I will return with more garden posts once I'm settled!


14 comments:

  1. Is that the Palm House in the photo? That is wild.

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  2. Hi Sherry,

    Another visual delight. Another garden on my list. Wishing you settle in well in your new adventure in Georgia.

    Gary :)

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  3. have a safe move!
    Stop by for a Mason Pearson hairbrush giveaway!

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    1. Thank you. I did. Your giveaway is awesome. Thanks for doing it.

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  4. That garden looks fabulous. I want to visit Vienna and now I have another reason. I've been to Salzburg and Innsbruck, but didn't make it to the Vienna side.
    Good luck with your move. Quite a change of life!

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  5. Wonderful! Two decades ago, we visited Vienna and this amazing place. It was Jan. 6, in the middle of a blizzard. great memories!

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    1. A blizzard in Vienna? Wow! Must've been quite an experience!

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  6. I'd love to visit the Palace Gardens. Wow!!

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