Monday, October 15, 2012

Palaces: Gloriette at Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Gloriette at Schönbrunn Palace Gardens
Vienna, Austria
Topic: Palaces

GPS: N48° 10.697; E016° 18.523

Quick Description: 

The Gloriette is located in the gardens at Schönbrunn Palace.

Long Description:

A gloriette is a building in a garden erected on a site that is elevated with respect to the surroundings. The largest and probably most well-known gloriette the world is in the Gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace. It was built in 1775 according to the plans of Austrian imperial architect Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg. It serves as the viewing point for the garden and palace. The Gloriette's decorative sculptures were made by the famous Salzburg sculptor Johann Baptist von Hagenauer. The Gloriette was restored in 1947 again in 1995.

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