Entry Title: "Gloriette - Vienna"
Name: Werner Elmer , Austria
Category and Expertise: Buildings|Historic, Non-Professional
Entry Description: The Schönbrunn Palace Garden Gloriette - Vienna
The largest and probably most well-known gloriette is in the Schönbrunn Palace Garden in Vienna.
Built in 1775 as the last building constructed in the garden according to the plans of Austrian imperial architect Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg as a "temple of renown" to serve as both a focal point and a lookout point for the garden, it was used as a dining hall and festival hall as well as a breakfast room for emperor Franz Joseph I. The Gloriette was destroyed in the Second World War, but had already been restored by 1947, and was restored again in 1995.