Tagged: Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach

Erlach-JBJohann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656 – 1723) was among the greatest architects of the Austrian Baroque. Having trained in Rome under Bernini, he went on to design the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, the ‘Versailles’ of the Habsburgs. In Prague, his great achievement is the imposing Clam-Gallas palace.

Clam-Gallas Palace, Prague

Husova 158/20: Clam-Gallas Palace

Descended from a distinguished Austrian family, Count Johann Wenzel (Jan Václav) von Gallas managed an extensive diplomatic portfolio. As well as being Ambassador to London and the Hague during the War of the Spanish Succession, he was also...