1st Terrace

Situated on the first terrace was the main drive to the palace complex, originally adorned with trophies. Two large grey-roofed indoor riding arenas from the nineteenth century and the horse stables from the time of Prince Eugene characterise the appearance of this level today.

The south stables house the Lapidarium and a photo documentation on the revitalisation of Schloss Hof Estate.

Neptune Fountain

The original fountain from the time of Prince Eugene was dismantled in the nineteenth century. Missing in the reconstructed ensemble is most importantly the lost figural group of Neptune with dolphin.

The lateral groups of the fountain represent the fight of Hercules with Antaeus, in which the virtuous hero defeats his adversary through strength and cunning. This motif was often used to allude to the princely virtues of the palace owner.

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