The Schonbrunn Palace is one of Europe's most important historic royal palaces. Built by the empress Maria Theresa, it is located on the site of an imperial hunting park just outside the city and was completed in 1749.
Schonbrunn means 'beautiful spring' and is a sumptuopus royal palace surrounde dby beautifully landscaped gardens. There is a spectacular iron and glass palm house, and a maze. The gardens have been open since 1779, making it the first public park in the world.