Thanks to the eponymous palace, Schönbrunn is one of Vienna’s best-known quarters. Schönbrunn Palace was formerly used as summer residence by Habsburg emperors and empresses, such as Maria Theresia, Franz Joseph I.
and his wife Elisabeth (Sissi).
In the 19th century Napoleon Bonaparte twice resided here for a few years. Nowadays the Palace is state-owned and offers a lot of tourist attractions such as the Palace, Gardens and the Zoo.
Only a few kilometers from Schönbrunn Palace there is one of Vienna’s best-known shopping streets, the Mariahilfer Straße. Here you will find the flagship stores of many international store chains such as Benetton, H&M and P&C. In 1968, Vienna’s first shopping center opened in the Mariahilfer Straße.