Danube River Trip - 2005 - Roeder-Johnson
This little palace in Vienna, Schloss Schönbrunn, was the hunting lodge of the Hapsburgs, particularly Empress Maria-Theresa. It was first founded in the 14th century as a monastery. In 1569, it was acquired by Emperor Maximilian II, who expanded the buildings, gardens, and game preserve. The present buildings were started in 1686, and completed, Baroque on the outside, and Rococo on the inside, by Maria-Theresa, in 1763.

This little palace in Vienna, Schloss Schönbrunn, was the hunting lodge of the Hapsburgs, particularly Empress Maria-Theresa. It was first founded in the 14th century as a monastery. In 1569, it was acquired by Emperor Maximilian II, who expanded the buildings, gardens, and game preserve. The present buildings were started in 1686, and completed, Baroque on the outside, and Rococo on the inside, by Maria-Theresa, in 1763.