Monday, January 20, 2014

Schloss Hof is an Austrian palace purchased, late in his life in 1726, by the field marshal Prince Eugene of Savoy. He had it enlarged in the Baroque style by the architect Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt in 1729, and used it as an elaborate hunting lodge. He left it to a niece in his will, and it later was bought by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and became part of the imperial estates. It is located near the modern border between Austria and Slovakia.