The spring of Schönbrunn and the story of its name

Have you heard about the spring ofSchönbrunn?

It’s spring time and visiting Schönbrunn palace should be on top of your to do list! But have you ever wondered where does the name Schönbrunn come from? It has to do with the spring of Schönbrunn.

Some say it was an artesian well for fresh water destined only to the Royal Court. Others talk of a natural spring. Nobody doubts this to be the origin of the name Schönbrunn.

The story accordingly to the official website goes that the name reflects the exclamation made by young Emperor Matthias on discovering a spring in the grounds of the estate: “Ei, welch’ schöner Brunn’!” translates literally as , “Oh, what a pretty spring!”

Now around it a pretty monument and a name to last for ever. In case you are wondering who the beautiful woman is, she is the nymph Egeria wife and legal consoler of Numa Pompilius the second King of Rome after the founder Romolus.

The Spring Of Schönbrunn And The Story Of Its Name

Visit the spring of Schönbrunn at the palace gardens

If you consider visiting Schönbrunn palace we recommend visiting their official website to book your tickets in advance for a tour inside. The gardens are free and you can explore them as you like.

You can also book a private tour in the palace with us by filling the form on our homepage.



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