Winter Pailace o Prince Eugene

The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene (German: Winterpalais Prinz Eugen), also known as the City Pailace (German: Stadtpalais), is a high-Baroque palace in the Innere Stadt district o Vienna, Austrick. Located on a narrow street at Himmelpfortgasse 8, the pailace wis uised as the winter residence of Prince Eugene o Savoy, who spent his summers at the Belvedere.[citation needit] The Winter Pailace wis designed an constructit bi Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach frae 1695 tae 1700, and bi Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt frae 1702 tae 1724 following his predecessor's plans.[1][2]

Winter Pailace o Prince Eugene o Savoy

The palace was acquired through auction bi Empress Maria Theresa for the imperial court in 1738, along with maist o the prince's other buildings. In 1752, the pailace wis converted bi Nicolò Pacassi into the seat o various state institutions. The palace hoosed the Finance Ministry o the Austrick Empire frae 1848 tae 1918 an the dissolution o the Habsburg Empire. Since 1919, the pailace has housed the Ministry o Finance. Frae 2007 tae 2013, the pailace wis extensively renovated. The Winter Pailace o is considered "ane o the maist magnificent Baroque edifices in Vienna".[3] Upon the daith o Prince Eugene in 1736, his niece Princess Anna Viktoria o Savoy inheritit the prince's property. Efter her mairiage tae Prince Joseph o Saxe-Hildburghausen on 17 April 1738—he was a military commander an administrator for the Habsburgs—she put aw o Prince Eugene's properties up for auction.[citation needit] The pailace wis acquired bi Empress Maria Theresa for the imperial court in 1738, along with maist o the prince's other biggins. In 1752, the pailace wis converted bi Nicolò Pacassi intae the seat o various state institutions. The palace hoosed the Finance Ministry o the Austrian Empire frae 1848 tae 1918 an the dissolution o the Habsburg Empire. Since 1919, the palace has hoosed the Ministry o Finance.[citation needit]

ReferencesEedit

  1. Parsons 2000, pp. 89–90.
  2. Gaillemin 1994, p. 147.
  3. Brook 2012, p. 80.