Gloriette above Schonbrunn palace park

Gloriette above Schonbrunn palace park

Gloriette above the castle park adds to the whole Schonbrunn majestic appearance. Construction of Schonbrunn castle started in 1696 under the reign of Leopold I. The grand project was launched with the intention to overcome the palace of the French kings at Versailles. Later, the plan was reduced, but Schonbrunn castle still has an impressive appearance.

 

Gloriette, monument to the soldiers of the monarchy

 

Gloriette is located on top of the Schönbrunn castle park. It is a memorial of the soldiers who laid down their lives for the monarchy. Gloriette was built in 1775 according to plans prepared by the imperial architect Johann Ferdinand von Hohenberg Hetzendorf. From the Gloriette, there is a wonderful panoramic view of the Schönbrunn Palace, the park, and also a wonderful view of the Vienna city.

 

Gloriette in Schonbrunn is probably the biggest and most famous building of its kind. The facade of the Glorieta is the inscription: Built during the reign of Emperor Joseph II and Empress Maria, 1775. The building with a panoramic terrace on the roof served as a dining room and a breakfast room for emperor Franz Joseph I. The impressive building is a cafe now. According to the guides, you can join to brunch with live music every Sunday morning in Gloriette.

 

Schönbrunn Palace, the palace garden, Fountain of Neptune and Gloriette is one of the main tourist attractions of Vienna. When visiting Vienna, however, you should not miss a visit to the Imperial Palace Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Vienna City Hall. A frequent destination for tourists is also Christmas in Vienna.

30.8.2012 | Prague guide | Nature |
Neptunova fontána s Glorietem v pozadí
Gloriette above Schonbrunn palace park
Gloriette above Schonbrunn palace park
Gloriette above Schonbrunn palace park
Gloriette above Schonbrunn palace park
Gloriette above Schonbrunn palace park
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