HETZENDORF, Johann Ferdinand
(b. 1733, Wien, d. 1816, Wien)

View of the Gloriette

Schönbrunn Palace Park, Vienna

The Gloriette was built between 1772 and 1775 and is the first classical building in Austria. It is a triumphal arch on the highest castle hill, which serves as a viewpoint as well as an optical conclusion of the castle garden. It is thought of as a warrior monument, so it is draped with war trophies by Johann Baptist Hagenauer and Benedikt Hainrizi.

The architecture of the Gloriette is taken from Baroque tradition.