On the Cellar Garden at Schonbrunn

View from Gazebo overlooking gardens and Schönbrunn's east wing.

Photo By Peter Watts

On the Cellar Garden at Schonbrunn - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama taken from the top of the viewing platform overlooking the On the Cellar Garden at Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna. The image, taken late in a sunny summer afternoon, shows the layout of these ornate gardens with the end of one of the palace wings at the far end.

On the Cellar Garden at Schonbrunn - FURTHER INFORMATION

On the Cellar Garden at Schonbrunn - Vienna visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'On the Cellar Garden at Schonbrunn' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Wien.

The "On the Cellar" gardens at Schönbrunn Palace are so called as they were built directly above the cellar of the court kitchens. It is one of the oldest parts of the Schönbrunn gardens, being laid out around 1700. The gardens have an octagonal pool at the center of the tripartite parterre which has an elaborate embroidery pattern of plantings. It is surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped pergola with five trellis-work pavilions. The Gazebo at the east end, from which this panoramic image was taken is open to visitors as a viewing platform.

Between the On the Cellar gardens and the east wing of Schönbrunn palace lie the Kronprinzengarten (Privy Garden), also visible in this image. The Kronprinzengarten form part of the Meidling Kammergärten. It received the name after apartments on the ground floor apartments of the east wing were refurbished for Crown Prince Rudolf around 1870. The Kronprinzengarten has four planted sections surrounding an ancient yew tree. In the summer months there is a good collection of citrus trees from the Federal Parks and Gardens Authority here.

Entrance to the On the Cellar Gardens and Kronprinzengarten is ticketed.


Schloß Schönbrunn
Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47
1130 Wien 13.,
Hietzing, Wien, Austria


U-Bhan Schönbrunn (U4)
Trams: 10, 58, Schönbrunn
Bus: 10A, Schönbrunn

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