Founded in 1752 as a menagerie by Franz Stephan, the Schönbrunn Tiergarten is the oldest zoo in the world. It houses some 750 animals of...
Café Gloriette occupies the neoclassical Gloriette, high on a hill behind Schloss Schönbrunn, built for the pleasure of Maria Theresia...
From 1772 to 1780 Ferdinand Hetzendorf added some of the final touches to the palace park under the instructions of Joseph II. The crowning glory, the Gloriette was added in 1775. The view from the Gloriette, looking back towards the palace with Vienna shimmering in the distance, ranks among the best in Vienna. It’s possible to venture onto its roof, but the view is only marginally superior.