Schönbrunn (nem. Schloss Schönbrunn) is a palace in Vienna, one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria and since the 1960s also one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna.
In 1569 Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II bought the Katerburg towards the wide area between Madling and Hajcinga, where today there Schönbrunn parks and different buildings. He showed great interest in the newly founded zoo Tiergarten Schönbrunn Zoo Vienna, and tried to establish not only the systematic preservation of wildlife, but also a botanical garden with rare and exotic plants. It is rightfully called the creator Šenbrunskih parks.
New name, Schönbrunn ("beautiful fountain"), has its roots in the well water from which the water used in the royal court in Vienna. In the next century, many members of the royal family of Austria spent their summer holidays and went hunting in Katerburg. At the time of the Turkish siege Katerburg was almost destroyed and it seemed to be impossible to rebuild the castle.
After the fall of the monarchy in 1918 the newly founded Austrian Republic became the owner of Schönbrunn palace and has kept beautiful rooms and chambers as a museum for visitors. In the 20th century, the palace was repeatedly used for important events such as the historic meeting between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in 1961.
UNESCO has included Schönbrunn palace on the World Heritage list in 1996.
The spacious gardens of Schönbrunn, there is a labyrinth. Admission to the garden entrance to the labyrinth, as well as access to a number of other puzzles in the open, including math games and a series of fountains.
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