Schönbrunn Palace is a former summer residence of the Austrian royal family, the Habsburg family. It is located in the southwest of Vienna and is one of Austria’s cultural landmarks. The interior of the palace is extremely luxurious, featuring a sophisticated Rococo decor. The legendary empress Maria Theresa and her husband, King Franz I, lived here for many years and saw a huge remodel of the palace, its refurbishments still present today. The famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart once performed for the Austrian empress Maria Theresa here when she was a teenager. The palace building is surrounded by beautiful gardens, fountains and even a zoo on one side. Visitors can purchase tickets for the zoo separately.
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Schönbrunn Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing, Vienna. The name Schönbrunn 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. The sculpted garden space between the palace and the Neptune Fountain is called the Great Parterre. The French garden, a big part of the area, was planned by Jean Trehet, a disciple of André Le Nôtre, in 1695. It contains, among other things, a maze.