Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria, and also one of the nine states of Austria. It is also regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy. The city’s roots lie in early Celtic and Roman settlements that were transformed into a Medieval and Baroque city, the capital of the Austro- Hungarian Empire. The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, and the late-19th- century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.
Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial summer residence located in Vienna, Austria. The 1441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in the country. Since the mid-1950’s it has been a major tourist attraction. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, re ecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.