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Schonbrun Palace


The Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn in German) famous imperial palace in Vienna, was the seat of the imperial house of Hapsburg from 1730 to 1918. Once he was in the country, but now was absorbed by the city. It is located in Hietzing, a suburb west of Vienna.
The name Schönbrunn he was given by the Emperor Matthias, during a hunting trip in this area, he discovered a source of crystal clear water which he called schön (er) Brunn, or "good source", hence the name, and it is around this source, according to tradition, which would then formed the entire castle. Besides the beauty of the places, the palace complex is known for hosting one of the oldest zoos in the world.
It was taken in by the Venetian architect Matteo Alberti model for the design of the Bensberg hunting palace, built in 1711 for the Prince Elector Palatine, Giovanni Guglielmo, said Jan Wellem. Since 1992 the castle is administered by the Schloss Schönbrunn Kultur- und BetriebsgesmbH. Since 1996 the palace and the garden have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO.

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