Schönbrunn Palace is wonderful. It's gorgeous. It's beautiful.
I don't know if you travel. I don't know if you've ever gone abroad and seen another culture's history.
But you should. You really should. And when you do, you should see their most impressive shit.
Because that's what being a tourist is all about, right? Going places where there used to be massively rich people and seeing what opulent stuff they managed to build while they were in power.
The Habsburgs are THE royal family of Europe. It's insane. And they were big time rich.
Through diplomacy by marriage and subsequent intermarrying (not Game of Thrones-level but close.), members of the Habsburg family ruled or almost ruled the following territories at different times:
- Mexico (Weird, right? He was killed during the revolution.)
It's crazy. Look this family up. It's impressive.
But anyway. Pictures:
Schönbrunn Palace Gardens
I know fall is not the best time to see these gardens. Or any gardens.
But Austrian royalty really knows how to put together the green stuff.
And the red stuff. And the yellow-ish stuff too.
Palmenhaus Schönbrunn - Schönbrunn Palace Greenhouse
This is the most captivating structure that I've ever seen.
I'm serious. It's real-life steampunk. It's somehow classic and futuristic.
I want it.
Kaiserliche Wagenburg Wien - Schönbrunn Palace Carriage Museum
The Viennese sure do love their pretty stuff. Don't they?
They lived in style, and they travelled in style.
Please enjoy these photos of some carriages. And sleds. They had sleds too.
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME STRUDEL???
We rushed out of the Carriage Museum over to another building on the grounds and down into the basement. They only give Strudels show's at certain times, and there will be a chilly day in Hell before I miss an opportunity to watch a rigidly professional Austrian baker show me how to make strudel.
And this lady killed it. My goodness, was she good. We were there with two other German-speaking couples, so she gave all the directions first in German and then in English. And she didn't miss a beat.
It was impressive.
Plus we got a square of strudel with our tickets to eat during the demonstration. I had to take a picture of Moira's because I ate mine so fast.
Schönbrunn Palace is a fantastic experience. It's full of history and unbelievable craftsmanship (though you can't take pictures inside...).
Also, there are tons of opportunities for impressive Instagram pics. Which is key for any vacation.
Ever been to a palace? What's the weirdest thing you saw?