Blog – Where in the World? The answer
The answer to this week’s poser is Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.
At the end of the 17th century Emperor Leopold I commissioned the gifted Baroque architect, Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, to built a palatial hunting lodge for the heir to the throne.
On the site of the old imperial château de plaisance a splendid edifice was to arise.
Half a century later under Maria Theresa, Schönbrunn Palace was to become the magnificent focus of court life.
From that time onwards it played host to the leading statesmen of Europe.
It was a central part of the Hapsburg dynasty, one of the most important royal houses of Europe.
The throne of the Holy Roman Empire was occupied by the Hapsburgs from 1438 and 1740.
Did you get it right? Either way you can take a waltz through Vienna with our picture gallery on the city.