Memorable Events at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria - Encircle Photos

8 Memorable Events at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria

There is no question your visit to Schönbrunn Palace will be memorable. Now consider how many other memorable events have occurred here. For example, in 1762, Wolfgang Mozart performed a concert for the royal family. The child prodigy was six years old. Napoleon used Schönbrunn Palace as his headquarters in 1805 and again in 1809. He was almost assassinated during his second residency. After the French Emperor was defeated in 1814, the Congress of Vienna assembled here for six months to negotiate a European peace plan. In 1918, Charles I of Austria, became the final Austrian emperor and House of Habsburg-Lorraine monarch by signing the Armistice of 11 November 1918, ending World War I. Charles I was the last royal to live at Schönbrunn Palace. In 1961, President John Kennedy had a gala dinner with Soviet Union’s premier Nikita Khrushchev during the Vienna Summit to discuss the Cold War and the Cuba crisis. The contentious meeting between the superpowers almost led to war.

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Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

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