The Schonbrunn gardens free entrance allows you to visit one of world’s most beautiful baroque recreation areas without paying a single Euro. The park gates open every day at 6.30 am. Schonbrunn Palace Park was opened to the public in 1779. It has since become a popular destination for the Viennese population and international public. Together with the Schonbrunn Palace the park is in the list of World Heritage by UNESCO. The imperial family used this area as a summer residence to escape the heat of the city.
Enjoy Schonbrunn Gardens Free Baroque Flair
The castle and the park form one unit based on baroque design conceptions. The present appearance is mainly due to the construction activities under Empress Maria Theresa in the 18th century. She is responsible for the creation of many well-known sights in the huge castle park. These include the Gloriette, the Neptune Fountain, the Roman Ruin and the Obelisk Fountain. The park also consists of several smaller gardens. These include the Japanese Garden, the Maze, the Palm House, the Desert House and the Organgerie. The long avenues and artfully cut hedges, antique-looking statues and fountains make for an extraordinary visitor experience.
The Gloriette stands on a hill in the southern part of the park. It was built in 1775 and commemorates the victory of Austria during the Seven Years War at the Battle of Kolin. In the middle part of the Gloriette there is now a cafe with an outdoor dining area. There you can relax after climbing the hill in an imperial environment and enjoy one of the Viennese delicacies offered there. From here it’s also not far to the Schonbrunn Zoo. It is the oldest zoo in the world and home to more than 700 different species.
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