No reason to bore you with my childhood pics, when I used to play in the palace gardens, in the age of three. Schönbrunn was always the place where I enjoyed much time to the fullest.
Later, when my daughter was born, we used to spend our time here, because it was just the perfect place without cars, feeding little squirrels, hiding behind huge trees, having a lovely picnic or visiting one of the romantic coffee places like the hidden pavilion, built for Emperor Franz Joseph to play there, today called ‚Jausenstation‘ (snacks station). It was the place where I had one of my first summer jobs during school time as Mehlspeismädchen. How would I translate that? Mehlspeis‘ is the viennese old-fashioned word for pastry and Mädchen=maiden. What did I do there? I got a big serving plate filled with viennese pastries and had to walk around the pavilion garden and offer the guests the house specialities on weekends. This was fun and I liked the job very much. So happy memories awake when I pass by this place:
Enjoy my photographs from the latest walk through the lower part of Schoenbrunn Palace on a lovely winter morning. Starting next to the U4 underground station Schönbrunn and entering the Park at Meidlinger Tor in the 12th district.
Passing the back of the Palace with a marvelous view on Gloriette and the big Palm House.
Leaving the park at Hietzinger Tor in the 13th district with a stop at the resident church Maria Pfarr Hietzing, where you can easily catch the next underground station: U4 Hietzing, or enjoy more of the area of the lower part of the district with many famous villas and mansions from former major Austrian personalities, celebrities, artists, architects or diplomats houses.
Another beautiful park in Vienna: