The park of the palace is another gem to visit. It was built around 1900 and, in essence, is still in its original shape. Anton Umlauf, the horticultural director of palace Schönbrunn, made substantial contributions to the creation of this park.
Art and cultural events
The palace not only attracts visitors with its beauty and the imposing garden, but also with art and cultural events. Each year, a huge exhibition takes place here. The exhibition in 2013 was titled “Amber – the Gold of the North. The rediscovery of the Amber Road”. The photographer and theatre director Markus Zohner was hiking on the 5000 years old Amber Road for about 2 years. His best photographs are exhibited next to amber exhibits such as the rebuilt amber room in its original size.
One of the musical highlights in front of the baroque scenery is the concert series “Château Classic”. In August, the cultural association and the Lipizzaner Society invite to the horse show “Lipizzaner & Friends”. Shortly after the show, the sales exhibition “Gartenlust auf Schloss Halbturn” will be opened with exhibitors from all over Europe. In December, during the advent season, there will be a cheerful Christmas market called “Pannonischer Weihnachtsmarkt”, including punch, all kinds of delicacies and a Christmas programme to delight our guests. And culinary highlights are offered all year around in our restaurant, especially with the precious wine from our château winery.