Austria - Schoenbrunn palace
Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial summer residence in
Vienna, Austria. One of the most important cultural monuments in
the country, since the 1960s it has been one of the major tourist
attractions in Vienna. The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes,
interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
In the castle there are about 1400 rooms. Only 40 rooms are accessible
for visitors. Further interesting are the Wagenburg (emperors coaches),
the gardens and the Schoenbrunn Zoo. The rooms are designed in the
style of 18th and 19th century: Rokoko, magnificent floors, craftsmanship,
and East Asian elements, corresponded to the fashion for that time.
Kids corner. For the sum of 70 Euros (approx. 100 US$), a group
of 10 children can hold a birthday event at the Castle.
Girls period costumes
Fire and smoke detector, sprinkler, motion detector, electrical
outlets, all in green post.
In almost all rooms of the castle there are magnificent ovens.
This is remarkable, because Schoenbrunn was planned to be a summer
residence, but the evenings in Vienna can be cool also in the summer.
Most ovens were heated from the backside. In the castle thus there
are narrow and hidden ways, from where the servants could heat the
ovens without disturbing the aristocrats.
Schoenbrunn castle court.