Schloss Schonbrunn - Vienna, Austria
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N 48° 11.090 E 016° 18.760
33U E 597568 N 5337676
Schönbrunn Palace is a World Heritage Site.
Waymark Code: WMK9TT
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 03/06/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded
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Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"Schönbrunn Palace (German: Schloss Schönbrunn ... is a former imperial 1,441-room Rococo summer residence in modern 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 year 1569, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II purchased a large floodplain of the Wien river beneath a hill, situated between Meidling and Hietzing, where a former owner, in 1548, had erected a mansion called Katterburg. The emperor ordered the area to be fenced and put game there such as pheasants, ducks, deer and boar, in order to serve as the court's recreational hunting ground. In a small separate part of the area, "exotic" birds such as turkeys and peafowl were kept. Fishponds were built, too.
The name Schönbrunn (meaning "beautiful spring"), has its roots in an artesian well from which water was consumed by the court."

See the official Palace webpage at (visit link)

The heritage site includes the entire complex :
Schönbrunn mit
Gitterportal sowie
Country/Land: Austria / Österreich

Original Reference: Wien 13 - Hietzing, page 85

Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47

Year built: 1696-1701

URL reference: [Web Link]

Additional URL: [Web Link]

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