Palais Schwarzenberg - Vienna, Austria
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N 48° 11.884 E 016° 22.485
33U E 602155 N 5339228
Quick Description: Construction of this building was completed in 1728.
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 5/19/2014 12:29:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMKR02
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
The Palais is located at Schwarzenbergplatz 9.

Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"Palais Schwarzenberg is a Baroque palace in front of Schwarzenbergplatz, Landstraße, the 3rd district of Vienna, Austria. It is owned by the princely Schwarzenberg family.

Construction started in 1697 under the architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt and finished with alterations in 1728 under Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. Construction was supervised by master-builder Anton Erhard Martinelli. In 1751, a riding school and an orangery were added. The richly decorated Marmorgalerie (marble gallery) is one of the largest features in the palace.

Today, parts of it are a five star hotel (closed until 2012 due to renovation works) and the building is used for festivities and events.

A Palais Schwarzenberg in Prague also exists near the cathedral on the top of the hill."
Country/Land: Austria / Österreich

Original Reference: Wien 3 - Landstraße, page 40

Schwarzenbergplatz 9 Vienna, Austria

Year built: 1728

URL reference: [Web Link]

Additional URL: Not listed

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