One of the must see palaces in Vienna is the Schönbrunn Palace, which is located in the 13th district, more on that later, and used to be the summer residence for the Imperial family.
The scale of the Palace, which houses 1441 rooms and grounds is truly impressive. It was built by Emperor Maximilian II in the mid 16th century. The area around the palace was used as recreational grounds and hunting. In the mid 16th century the palace was redesigned by the court architect Nicolò Pacassi under the orders of Maria Theresa of Austria.
Below are some photos of the immediate area of the palace palace itself, on an evening when the Vienna State Orchestra, gave a free performance. It was magnificent.
A view from the courtyard.