The Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn is outstanding as one of the most impressive and well preserved Baroque ensembles of its kind in Europe. Schönbrunn was the residence of the Habsburg emperors. It was designed by the architects Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and Nicolaus Pacassi. The palace was build to rival French Versailles in Baroque beauty and importance. Emperor Franz Joseph, who was born here in 1830, spent the last years of his life entirely in Schönbrunn. In 1918, the palace became the property of the new republic.
credit: Dennis Jarvis
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The Imperial War Museum aims to provide information on the history of modern war and war-time experience to all guests who visit the site. Imperial War Museum Duxford is a branch of the Imperial War Museum near the village of Duxford in Cambridgeshire, England. It is Britain’s largest aviation museum. It houses nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibitions buildings.
all year: 10am–6pm (winter 10am-4pm)
Under 16s: free
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