Vienna is one of the most romantic cities we’ve ever been to and its majestic royal palace, Schönbrunn is our favorite getaway for romantic walks. Well, the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace in particular.
The interior of the palace is gorgeous and it’s well worth a visit, but it’s the gardens where we returned to several times – even on our fourth visit to Vienna. The reason is not only because the gardens are free to visit (it’s definitely cool though!), but also that they are huge, full of hidden corners and beautiful fountains, they magically change with the seasons and well… have I already mentioned that it’s just so romantic to walk in these gardens?
So shall we take a walk now? Here’s our favorite photos to help. 🙂
This is what we see after stepping out of the palace: colorful flowerbeds with Neptune Fountain and Gloriette in the background.
Then we take a turn into one of the many tree tunnels.
There’s fountains everywhere and even the simpler ones have a fair share in making the gardens look so charming.
Getting back to the main walkway we look back to the palace from the top of Neptune Fountain.
Though the flowerbeds are not yet in their full summer glory, the gardens are full of blooming wildflowers in April.
Some of the walkways are not tunnels, they rather look like labyrinths and there are small fountains and statues hidden in them.
Walking up to the hill behind Neptune Fountain we can take a closer look at the lovely building of Gloriette.
Some impressive statues guard the entrance to Gloriette which is a cafe nowadays.
This one is a statue of another giant fountain hidden in the gardens: Obelisk Fountain.
We can’t get bored with these hidden walkways, they are so quiet and peaceful…
Walking down to the castle from Gloriette is a nice goodbye to our beloved Schönbrunn gardens. See you soon… maybe in your autumn glory.
Do you like parks and gardens? Which is your favorite?