If you know me, you know am I history buff and Vienna is such a historic city. Partially because of the Habsburgs who were one of the most powerful dynasties since the medieval times. My country, Croatia, was under their rule from 16th to 20th century. Castle Schönbrunn was their summer residence. Now, the Habsburgs no longer rule but their castle rules nonetheless. I’ve been to the site many times and every single time the place is packed with tourists. You just can’t get a clean shot of the castle so what else was I supposed to do than to photograph the photographers.
The whole castle area is filled with beautiful gardens which are mostly empty because, naturally, tourists only seem to care for the actual building and the main park area. But, it is so much more than that. Along each side are the beautiful gardens with pathways, little ponds and waterlilies. I think we saw the maximum of five tourists there.
The only downside of the visit was the gloomy weather. That is why almost every photo is pretty much flat looking. But, after the steep uphill walking, we kinda felt thankful for the overcast skies and not having direct sun rays making the walk even harder. I think we could chill all day on that hill, enjoying the view. God bless.