Garden Sculptures at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria - Encircle Photos

10 Garden Sculptures at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria

The edges of Schönbrunn Garden are defined by manicured hedges accented with 32 white marble sculptures. The larger-than-life statues predominately portray mythological deities. A dozen master sculptors are credited with creating the pieces. The most prolific artist was Johann Wilhelm Beyer. He worked on the project from 1773 until 1780. This is his rendition of Apollo. The son of Zeus is the Greek god of the sun, truth, prophesy and music. The deity’s left arm is resting on a lyre. In Apollo’s other hand is a laurel wreath symbolizing victory and honor.

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Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

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