Monday, May 23, 2016

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 on the bottom.  Neptune Fountain, with its groups of Greek - Roman statues, 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 Labrinth Garden and Palm House.  Admission is 3.30 euros.

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  1. The Palm House is really cool. Lots of character.

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    1. It is a really interesting structure.

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  2. Hi Sherry - I've never been - and one day must get there ... what a fascinating place the Gardens seem to be ... lovely - cheers Hilary

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    1. They are definitely worth the visit.

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  3. What a gorgeous place. It's almost as old as the United States, too.

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  4. Austria is such a lovely country. I bet this is fantastic. We were in Salzburg, never got to Vienna. On my list to see

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    1. Vienna is an amazing city. I hope you get to see it some day.

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  5. The Palm House reminds me of a similar structure in Kew Gardens, London.
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    1. I'm not familiar with those gardens. Must've missed them on my last trip to London.

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    2. “ Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Engalnd – This 300 acres garden is home to the world’s largest collection of plants. It’s certainly the biggest and generally reckoned to be the best. Except for the Treetop walkway, the Kew Explorer train is the best way to get around in the park. The park includes the famous Davies Alpine House which is an eco-friendly building that houses cool weather plants. The park also includes a Water Lily House, a Temperate House, a Palm House and a Conservatory. These botanical gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage site”
      It’s probably about an hour from the centre of London. The last time we went we saw about one third of it in a day!

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  6. Oh, I was there just last year! Love the beautiful post! TGIF, my dear! xoxo

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