On the outskirt of Vienna is the Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn. It was the residence of the Habsburg emperors of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The large empire once ruled over a large part of Eastern Europe, the Balkans and part of Italy, with population over 50m. It was the shooting of the Archduke of Franz Ferdinand of Austria that led to the opening conflict of the First World War.
Attached to the palace is a huge park. The main garden is often refers as the French garden, with the English garden on the west and unusually a zoo.