Schonbrunn. I also visited Schonbrunn on my trip and can attest that the Belvedere, while smaller, is a much more beautiful palace.
Canaletto captured it in the above painting (1758) - compare my photograph with the painting; a few more trees and thats all.
Dominique Girard, who had worked earlier at Versailles, designed the gardens here with flowing fountains and intensely planted beds which are now unfortunately grassed over.
Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt as the country residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy. While the surrounding area was countryside at the purchase of the property in 1697 it was surrounded by development only a few years later and the Prince was forced to buy more land in order to preserve his city views.
Marie Therese. Below is the lower Belvedere seen from the terraced gardens.
Maria Heimsuchung and the Salesianerinnenkirche (say that 3 times fast).
Elias Hossler and a lovely baroque facade by Italian architect Donato Felice D'Allio.
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Consecrated in 1737 the Roman Catholic church was built by Emperor Charles IV in honor of the saint Charles Borromeo. Borromeo is revered as the saint of plague sufferers and Vienna had suffered its last tremendous plague in 1712 (construction began in 1713).Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach designed the church which was later finished after his death by his son Joseph Emanuel.
Daniel Gran and were recently restored. Gran's restrained later works (such as that here at Karlskirche) were a precursor of classicism after the excesses of the baroque.