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Built for Emperor Charles VI. in 1711 by Lukas von Hildebrandt, Halbturn palace became a summer and sporting residence of the Austrian Emperor and his household. Visitors can now stroll around the large park, participate in tasting of exquisite bottles from the winery or enjoy local cuisine in the restaurant. A wing of the palace has been converted into a hotel where romantic, comfortably-modern furnished rooms and junior suites invite the guests to stay.

Detailed description of the building

Maria Theresia acquired Halbturn in 1765 and gave it to her favorite daughter, Archduchess Marie Christine as a wedding present when she married Duke Albert Casimir von Sachsen-Teschen. To mark the occasion, the famous baroque artist Franz Anton Maulbertsch was commissioned to paint the ceiling fresco, "Triumph of Light" in the central hall. Although the entire palace was burnt down in 1949, its central hall with the fresco has been restored to its former glory. Rest of the building was rebuilt in contemporary style and houses temporary exhibitions.