Palace Profile: Schönbrunn Palace
In 2017, the TRF Blog will begin a series of profiles on the world’s palaces and castles. We begin with Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, home of the Habsburgs.
Facade of Schloss Schönbrunn
Location: Vienna, Republic of Austria
Built: 1642 (original form); 1740s-1750s (current form)
Architects: Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (current form, preliminary design);
Nikolaus Pacassi (current form)
Commissioned By: Eleonora Gonzaga, Holy Roman Empress (original form);
Maria Theresa of Austria (current form)
Style: Late Baroque
On The Palace Grounds: The Gardens, Gloriette, Tiergarten, Roman Ruins, Orangery
Current Owner: Schloss Schönbrunn Kultur -und Betriebsges.m.b.H. for the Republic of Austria
Current Use: Tourist attraction
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Listed since 1996
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