Ah yes, another Palace (“Schloss”). I never thought I would say this, but I am nearly “palaced-out.” Yet, Schloss Schönbrunn was impressive and only a short subway ride away from the center of Vienna. It was the summer palace of the Hapsburgs (imperial family for many many years). Reed and I decided to skip the full tour and only enjoy the massive outdoor gardens…so large that the beautiful Mirabell Gardens of Salzburg, see here would only fit into a small corner.
In the distance you can just make out the Roma-esque Ruin that sits a the end of the hill (built in 1756, so not really of the Romans, but of the Roman-architecture) and and the incredible Neptune Fountain a the end of the garden.
Not pictured, a really lovely lunch in the corner of the gardens just as you would enter the Zoo of Vienna! Consistently, Austria doesn’t provide tasteless fast food options when it comes to these venues. Instead, we had a gourmet lunch only 50 meters from a bunch of gorillas and an Imperial Palace. Also not pictured, the incredible downpour we successfully waited out as we exited the palace!?
Yours in flowery arches and buns-of-steel-fountains,