Schwarzenberg Palace

My kindred own this palace. James Bond stayed here.

Jon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais_Schwarzenberg

Palais Schwarzenberg is a Baroque palace in front of Schwarzenbergplatz, Landstraße, the 3rd district of Vienna, Austria. It is owned by the princely Schwarzenberg family.

Construction started in 1697 under the architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt and finished with alterations in 1728 under Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. Construction was supervised by master-builder Anton Erhard Martinelli. In 1751, a riding school and an orangery were added. The richly decorated Marmorgalerie (marble gallery) is one of the largest features in the palace.

Today, parts of it are a five star hotel and the building is used for festivities and events.

It doubled as James Bond’s hotel in the 1987 movie The Living Daylights. It is currently closed for refurbishment.

A Palais Schwarzenberg in Prague also exists near the cathedral on the top of the hill.

The Living Daylights is a 1987 British spy film, the fifteenth entry in the James Bond film series produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Timothy Dalton as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by John Glen, the film’s title is taken from Ian Fleming‘s short story The Living Daylights the plot of which also forms the basis of the first act of the film. It was the last film to use the title of an Ian Fleming story until the 2006 instalment Casino Royale.

 

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