Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Royal Garden of the Schönbrunn Palace

I have visited these royal gardens in Vienna a couple of times now, but each time it's striking, just how beautiful they are. I never got the chance to take some images during sunset, so I very much enjoyed being able to do it, during our latest trip to Vienna.

What I most love about them, is that even though It's a frequented tourist spot, there are so many places where you can escape to and simply enjoy the place to yourself. If you manage to come during the golden hour, as I did, then it will be even easier.

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There are so many sculptures and statues dotted throughout the gardens, and each comes with its own story and meaning.


For a not too steep entrance fee, you can visit the inner rooms of the Schönbrunn Palace.


The gardens are free to roam. There are some special places inside of them that you'll have to pay for to see, like the labyrinth garden or zoo.


For me it's best enjoyed, when slowly walking around, taking in all the beauty and thinking about the history of this place.


Thank you all for visiting. I hope you enjoyed today's post. For the complete six-part Vienna travel series, click here.

57 comments:

  1. Thanks for the visit. This is one place that you have show that I have actually been to!

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    1. Can you link me the photos on your blog from your trip if you have them? Would love to see your images.

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  2. The first picture is superb. I hope you have a good one at high resolution for sale. Not for me as I'm poor.

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  3. Ich liebe diese Bilder und Stimmungen! Liebe Grüße

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  4. no matter how many times I see the way the sky can change colors, I never get tired of seeing it. this godl is amazing. i like the lamp post and the golden sky and golden building...

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    1. Thanks for your visit Sandra. I like the lamp post as well!

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  5. A great place! I I would like to visit it someday.

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  6. Dramatic photos of the gardens. You were there at exactly the right time of day. Very well done.

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  7. I really like how the sunset matches the building! Really nice!

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    1. Me too. No post processing needed here. Nature did it all (and my camera) :D

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  8. i like the light against the starkness. :)

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  9. How very glorious and elegant. Lovely images.

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  10. Truly is a golden hour! Lovely spot to explore.

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  11. Your timing was divine and your sunset shots are very elegant and well composed for I ~ What a beautiful place!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. Beautiful gardens. It's interesting how they have the treetops trimmed straight along the main path

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    1. We were there in February, and I think this was in preparation for the spring season. Everything is meticulously taken care of.

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  13. Beautiful gardens and glorious skies, Mersad!! What a wonderful combination for awesome photos! And these are awesome!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!!

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  14. More Mersad magic! Wow! Love how the yellow of the Schonbrunn is reflected in the yellows of the sky. Beautiful images!

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    1. Thanks so much Marie for all your lovely comments and visits. Much appreciated.

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  15. These are simply stunning. Love those lines from the trees.

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  16. gosh these are just gorgeous! love the different shades of yellows!

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  17. Gorgeous photos. It looks like it was cold when you were there.

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  18. wonderful pictures Mersad!!!!

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  19. That's a gorgeous garden. Carver, ABC-W-Team

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  20. These picture looks so cold and wintery, I love the light and atmosphere you have captured

    Mollyxxx

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  21. Beautiful location!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/09/bzzz-linky.html. I hope to see you next week!

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  22. Such wonderful golden moments. These were just amazing.

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    1. Thanks so much. So glad you liked them.

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  23. worderful place and amazing pics. Tnanks!

    Kisses

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  24. Beautiful sunset shots! I see something I would have fun photographing there... the statues. lol

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    1. Oh the statues. I have so many images of them. Each one different, each with its own story. :)

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  25. These photos are spectacular! I know the gardens of Schoenbrunn and how beautiful they are. Your photos really enhance this beauty!

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    1. Thank you Carola. Glad you enjoyed them.

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  26. Wundervolle Aufnahmen und es muss schon eine besondere Stimmung sein sich dort einen Sonnenuntergang anschauen zu können.

    Liebe Grüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Das stimmt. Wir hatten zwar etwas kalten Wind, aber trotzdem war es wunderschön.

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  27. It is indeed a magnificent and very wide garden. I might not be able to see it in this lifetime though! I can imagine the difficulty of pruning those tall canopies.

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  28. The sky was perfect for your visit. Thank you for sharing the pictures of Vienna... we missed the opportunity to go there.

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    1. Such a shame. It's a gorgeous city. Take care, and say hi to Joe!

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  29. Fantastic atmosphere. All shots are gorgeous.

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  30. This was such a beautiful post Mersad...loved the images! The first one is hauntingly beautiful...

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    1. Thank you my friend. Much appreciated.

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  31. I love the perspective in that first shot. Everything just comes together to make it a great photo.

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    1. Thank you Ron. Enjoyed your latest images so much.

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  32. I like your in the snow garden pictures, Mersad, although they don't really do justice to it.
    We visited the Schönbrunn Palace for our last visit. The Hapsburgs are in our family ancestor line.

    Our lady married out of favor and was disowned. We all know she married a Jewish person but nobody talks of that. After WWII "someone" came with some reparation $$$ but Mom wouldn't take it. Also in the 30's "someone" came. He wore a dress uniform. We don't know much about that either.
    ..

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    1. You can actually look up my images from Schönbrunn in the link that I have shared. There you will see more from the actually castle (and I hope those images will do it justice) :) These here are just the royal garden images (a glimpse of it). That piece of family history is very interesting and surely something to be deeper discovered.

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  33. very nice; the color palette in these photos is unusual, warm and clean.

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  34. Amazing pics! Sounds like a rgeat place to visit!

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    1. It sure is. All of Vienna is great.

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  35. I was there many years ago, your shots bring me back
    I want visit again Schönbrunn really stunning Palace and gardens
    See You
    Stefano

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    1. Thank you Stefano for your visit. Glad I could bring up old memories.

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  36. these are beautiful photos of a beautiful place.. a whole lot of Europe is on our bucket-list..

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  37. Pretty pictures.
    We always find new interesting things/sights in beautiful places :)

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  38. What a magically beautiful place. It is indeed joy-inspiring.

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