Thursday, October 14, 2010
Schönbrunn Palace #1
Schönbrunn Palace is the former summer residence of the imperial family. The Habsburgs resided here the better part of the year, Emperor Franz Joseph I was born here in 1830 and he spent his last years entirely in this palace. Only two years after his death (1916) the palace became property of the new Republic of Austria. Today it is part of UNESCO´s cultural heritage and one of Vienna´s most visited sights (In 2009 it was visited by 2,5 million tourists).