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Baroque Splendors: Belvedere And Schönbrunn Tour In Vienna

Country: Austria
City: Vienna
Duration: 4 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Experience the romance and beauty of Vienna's Baroque splendors with a guided tour of Belvedere and Schönbrunn. Roam fragrant gardens, marvel at lush imperial palaces, and learn the facts and history behind these architectural gems. Roam the fragrant grounds of Vienna’s most famous gardens and palaces on this guided tour led by an expert guide and in small groups. The tour begins at the Belvedere Gardens and the 2 palaces located on the grounds. Hear stories of how the young French Prince Eugene of Savoy had been inspired by Versailles before commissioning Belvedere. Only recently have the fountains and cascades been restored to their original beauty. Take a trip to Karlskirche (St. Charles’ Church), this is one of the finest churches of the Baroque period.

You will also have the chance to see Otto Wagner’s Subway Pavilions, which are regarded as fine examples of Art Nouveau architecture. A short subway-ride brings you to Schönbrunn, the imperial summer residence. The 450 acres of the park are a great example of late Baroque garden architecture. Monumental fountains, romantic pergolas, and fantastic vistas lead up to the palace, which houses 2 different museums for you to explore.

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