Schönbrunn Palace

Palace in Vienna, Austria

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Schönbrunn Palace
Schloss Schönbrunn
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Schönbrunn Palace in 2014
Schönbrunn Palace is located in Vienna
Schönbrunn Palace
Location within Vienna
General information
LocationHietzing, Vienna, Austria
Coordinates48°11′04″N 16°18′43″E / 48.184516°N 16.311865°E / 48.184516; 16.311865Coordinates: 48°11′04″N 16°18′43″E / 48.184516°N 16.311865°E / 48.184516; 16.311865
Official site
Official namePalace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
CriteriaCultural: i, iv
Inscription1996 (20th session)
Area186.28 ha
Buffer zone260.64 ha
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Schönbrunn Palace (German: Schloss Schönbrunn [ʃøːnˈbʁʊn]; Central Bavarian: Schloss Scheenbrunn) was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing, Vienna. The name Schönbrunn (meaning "beautiful spring") has its roots in an artesian well from which water was consumed by the court.

The 1,441-room Rococo palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in the country. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. It has been a major tourist attraction since the mid-1950s. [1]

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