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Schönbrunn Palace (German: Schloss Schönbrunn [ʃøːnˈbʁʊn]) is a former imperial summer residence located in Vienna, Austria. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country. Since the mid-1950s it has been a major tourist attraction. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
The first activities set by the Habsburg family in this area was to purchase a large floodplain of the Wien river beneath a hill, situated between Meidling and Hietzing in 1569. Initially used for hunting purposes during the centuries the Habsburg monarchs errected the buildings of the palace according to the role model located in Versailles. Due to budget constraints the size of the facility has been chosen not that big as the facility in Versailles but anyhow in the 17th century the palace and its gardens including the oldest still active zoo of the world was rather impressive at that time - and it is still.
To be able to log this virtual cache online please visit the location after publication of this listing. Take a photo of you and/or your GPS-device with some characteristic background anywhere in the surroundings of the palace or the gardens as a proof of evidence and upload it with your log. Please make sure, that it is remarkable on the picture where you have been. So at least the palace or any other significant building in this area should be visible on the picture.
Logs without evidence of your visit are going to be deleted without any comment.
Afterwards you are invited to enjoy all the other geocaches in this area as well as the palace, the gardens, the Wagenburg (collections of imperial carriages) and the zoo. Everything is worth a visit!
Please consider the additional waypoints where you can find opportunities to enter the area with public transportation or by car.
Finally, there is no need to purchase for a ticket to enter the park for logging this geocache.Tickets are only needed if you are going to enter the palace or the zoo.
Virtual Reward - 2017/2018
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.