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The Imperial Garden of Schönbrunn

The garden of Schönbrunn with its visual perspectives, hedges and fountains was designed at the end of the 17th century by Jean Trehet, a pupil of Le Nôtre, in the French Baroque style. The sculptural iconography as well as the imposing monuments dating from the late 18th century intend to glorify the imperial power of the Habsburgs who saw themselves in the tradition of the Roman Emperors. This itinerary wants you to understand the significance of this unique garden ensemble and appreciate its beauty.





Practical information


MEETING POINT: at the Meidlinger Gate (Grünbergstrasse).

POINTS OF INTEREST: the garden front of Schönbrunn Palace, the sculptural program, the Obelisk Fountain, the Ruin, Neptune Fountain and Gloriette, Grand Avenue, Palm House.

END OF THE TOUR: at the Hietzinger Gate (Hietzinger Hauptstrasse).

DURATION: 1 hour.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Penelope Hobhouse, The Story of Gardening, London 2002.