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Schönbrunn Palace Vienna

Take a walk through imperial history inside Austria’s most popular and most regal tourist destination.

Schönbrunn Palace Vienna: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop on a bus and explore Vienna however you wish. This hop-on-hop-off ticket lets you hop on or off the bus as often as you want at any of the stops, so you get to experience all of the sights at your own pace. Alternatively, you can just take a seat and enjoy a city tour with interesting and informative commentary. Choose between 3 routes, each of which takes you to a different part of Vienna. See the State Opera, the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History), Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square), Parliament, the Burgtheater, and the magnificent Hilton Hotel. Or, be driven to Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace before visiting the KunstHausWien museum, the Danube Steam Navigation Company, or the UNO City – the choice is yours! Your tour offers 3 different bus routes, which can be combined as you wish: Red Route Admire the sights along the Ring Road, such as the State Opera, Hofburg Palace, the Parliament, and the Burgtheater. Stops: State Opera - Museum of Art History/Heroes' Square - Burgtheater/Town Hall - University - Schwedenplatz - MAK - Hilton Hotel - Kursalon - State Opera Buses arrive every 60 minutes Mondays - Sundays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Yellow Route Discover the famous Schönbrunn Palace, Schwarzenberg Platz, and Belvedere Palace. Stops: State Opera - Schönbrunn Palace - Museum of Military History - Belvedere Palace - State Opera Buses arrive every 60 minutes Mondays - Sundays, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM The ride from the State Opera to Schönbrunn Palace takes approximately 25 minutes. Blue Route: Visit the famous "Prater area" where you can get acquainted with all the masterpieces of the Museum of Applied Arts, Museum of Fine Arts or even the Kunsthaus/Hundertwasser Museum. You can meet with the greatest Austrian composer, Johann Strauss, in the Stadtpark. Stops: State Opera - Prater - Museum of Applied Arts – Museum of Fine Arts – Hundertwasser House – Stadtpark – Johann Strauss Monument Buses arrive every 90 minutes Mondays - Sundays, 10:30 AM – 2:45 PM Your ticket also includes a self-guided walking tour with an app to discover the musical heritage of the city. Cross the city at your own pace and get acquainted with the most important music halls of Vienna. See the Vienna State Opera, Beethoven Statue, Vienna Concert House, House of Music and the Beethoven Museum. Pick up your headphones and a map from the local partner's service center and follow the instructions of the QuietVox Guiding App to travel from sight to sight. You will scan the QR codes at each stop to learn more about them.

Vienna: Strudel Show with Tasting at Schönbrunn Palace

2. Vienna: Strudel Show with Tasting at Schönbrunn Palace

Visit the famous Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna and enjoy the original Strudel Show in the court bakery of the Café Residenz. Head down the stately steps to the historic vault where people have baked for centuries. Here a spectacle guaranteed to whet your appetite takes place every hour – the Strudel Show. Discover how the original Viennese apple strudel is prepared. See how the strudel dough is stretched out so thin you could read a newspaper through it. At the end of the show, enjoy the freshly baked apple strudel. You will also be given the original recipe for Viennese apple strudel so you can try baking the apple strudel at home yourself.

Vienna : After-Hours Tour, Dinner&Concert in Schoenbrunn

3. Vienna : After-Hours Tour, Dinner&Concert in Schoenbrunn

Spend a wonderful evening at Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace with a tour, dinner, and concert. Immerse yourself in the world of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Franz Joseph I and explore the imperial hunting lodge after hours with your smartphone. Tuck into a 3-course dinner before a classical concert. Pick up your ticket and vouchers from the Orangery before heading to explore the unmissable Schönbrunn Palace. Marvel at the magnificent architecture and exquisite interiors as you listen to your smartphone guide. Then, enjoy a 3-course dinner at a restaurant within walking distance of the palace. After dinner, head back to the Orangery to enjoy music by Mozart and experience a concert in the magnificent concert hall. Enjoy the marvelous overtures, arias, and duets from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s concertos and operas, such as “The Marriage of Figaro”, “The Magic Flute”, and “Don Giovanni”. The most popular arias, waltzes, and polkas of the waltz king Johann Strauss will delight you during the second half, such as “Die Fledermaus”, “The Gypsy Baron”, “The Blue Danube”, and “Radetzky March”. The orchestra is accompanied by 2 opera singers.

Vienna: Panorama Train Tickets to explore Schönbrunn Palace

4. Vienna: Panorama Train Tickets to explore Schönbrunn Palace

By using Schönbrunn's panorama train you can discover Schönbrunn's beautiful baroque gardens at your own pace. The round-trip tour offers nine different stops, including Schönbrunn Palace, Obelisk, and Gloriette with its breathtaking view of Vienna city. Choose stops you like the most and spend some time taking pictures or enjoying Viennese pastries at Cafè Gloriette. Decide which stops you would like to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Schönbrunn area, or relax and make one full round tour to discover the area in approximately 50 minutes.

Vienna: Mozart and Strauss Concert in Schoenbrunn

5. Vienna: Mozart and Strauss Concert in Schoenbrunn

Take part in this excursion to a concert in the Orangerie Schönbrunn in Vienna, a city full of magical castles and palaces, spectacular musical events and a courtly tradition dating back many hundreds of years. In Schönbrunn you will experience the magic and spectacle of this UNESCO world heritage site, where Mozart once played the harpsichord. Feel welcome at the Schönbrunn Palace. Listen as the Palace Orchestra plays masterpieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, accompanied with dance and song. On selected dates, the concerts take place in the Great Gallery or in the White-Gold Room directly in the Palace, in the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre or other concert halls in Vienna.

Vienna: 3-Course Dinner and Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

6. Vienna: 3-Course Dinner and Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

Combine two divine experiences: exclusive culinary art and world-famous music. At a restaurant within walking distance of Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace, you will be served an amazing dinner at 6:30 PM. At around 8:00 PM, head to Schönbrunn Orangery and settle in as the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra presents the masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss together with international opera singers.

Vienna: Schönbrunn Christmas Market and Classical Concert

7. Vienna: Schönbrunn Christmas Market and Classical Concert

As an ideal addition to a Christmas music evening, we offer culinary vouchers that can be redeemed at all gastronomic stands at the Schoenbrunn Palace Culture and Christmas Market. Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra awaits you at the Palace Orangery where Mozart himself performed in 1786. The concert is a fine selection of masterful music by Mozart and Strauss, rounded off by two vocal performances. Visit the Christmas Market during the opening time: 19. November to 23. December | 10.00 AM to 9.00 PM 24. December | 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM 25. December to 4. January | 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM Afterwards, enjoy some Christmas Music at the concert in the Orangery at normally 8:30 PM* *except: 24.12. 3:00 PM, 25.-30.12. 8:30 PM, 31.12. 7:00 PM, 01.01. 4:00 PM & 8.30 PM

Vienna: After-Hours Palace Tour & Concert in Schoenbrunn

8. Vienna: After-Hours Palace Tour & Concert in Schoenbrunn

Listen to live renditions of Mozart and Strauss' classical compositions at a concert in Schönbrunn Palace's Orangery after a self-guided audio tour. Have the 22 rooms of the palace all to yourself after opening hours and then settle into your choice of seat for the performance. Make your way to the palace and enter the historic building at 5:30 P.M. Use your own mobile phone as a guide to lead you through the rooms on show, learning about the history of Schönbrunn Palace. After your self-guided tour, enjoy about 2 hours of free time to explore the grounds or relax. At around 8:00 P.M., the Orangery will open. Take your seat and enjoy a beautiful classical music concert. Listen to the incredible skill of the Schönbrunn Palace orchestra and the Schönbrunn chamber ensemble as they enchant you with beautiful melodies.

Vienna: Digital City Card with 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

9. Vienna: Digital City Card with 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Discover the capital of Austria and enjoy countless benefits in museums and sights, exhibitions, theatres, concerts, shops, 20% off consumption at each of the participating restaurants, and much more for the duration of your 7-day stay. This unique combination offers you free travel for 24, 48, or 72 hours with public transport, and you can use the 24-hour Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at any time during your stay in Vienna. See the city's famous highlights, such as the opera, the Votivkirche, the Prater or the Danube Tower. Drive past Schönbrunn Castle and discover the Arsenal and the Hofburg. Explore the city at your own pace, immerse yourself in the Vienna of the imperial era, and discover the life of the Habsburgs. Pass the imposing Hofburg, the Spanish Riding School, the Heroes' Square, and the Capuchin Crypt. Along the way, learn about the importance of music for Vienna and about the famous musicians of the city.

Vienna: Best of in 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

10. Vienna: Best of in 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

Visit Vienna, the capital of Austria and the hub of culture and art for most of Europe during the time of the Hapsburg Empire. Discover its abundance of historical, cultural and architectural monuments. Embark on an exclusive tour of Vienna by car and see all the main attractions in one day. Fall in love with “The City of Dreams”! During the 3-hour tour you will see the essential sights of Vienna Old Town from the comfort of a private, air conditioned vehicle. After getting picked up from your accommodation, you will enjoy hassle-free sightseeing without ever worrying about tired feet. Your private guide will show you Old Town highlights, starting with the magnificent city hall Rathaus, built using some 30 million bricks. The next stop on the list is the gorgeous 18th century St Peter’s Catholic Church, located in the beating heart of the Old Town. Among the stunning townhouses and monuments, you will marvel at the sculpted Column of the Trinity and one of the greatest Gothic cathedrals in the world: St Stephen’s Cathedral, with iconic Romanesque towers and spire. Enjoy an easy and cozy drive along the beautiful Viennese streets and see the world famous State Opera, where great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin have performed. Closeby you will find Albertina, a 19th century Habsburg palace, and the magnificent Hofburg Palace complex, which now houses various museums and the Imperial Treasury. Further on, see the fabulous Palais Schwarzenberg and take a stroll through the Baroque-style garden of the 18th century Belvedere. At the end of a fruitful tour, you will be driven back to your accommodation. Sightseeing in Vienna has never been easier! Choose the 7-hour option to learn even more about Vienna and the Habsburg Empire. During the extended tour you will visit St Peter’s Catholic Church (Peterskirche). Its Baroque-style interior will amaze you with beautiful murals, paintings and domed roof with lots of gilding. Step inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral to marvel at the stunning stained glass windows, soaring pillars, Baroque high altar, impressive vaulting, colorful tiled roof, and other treasures. Other highlights are, driving through MuseumsQuartier, featuring Baroque palaces containing various museums, and seeing Karlskirche, the 18th-century Habsburg domed cathedral with Baroque, Greek and Roman elements. In addition, you will visit the top 1 attraction in Vienna - the Schonbrunn Palace. Take advantage of skip-the-line tickets to avoid waiting in several hours long lines, and explore the luxurious Rococo-style apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. Learn about the imperial lifestyle and take a relaxing stroll in the palace’s elegant gardens.

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What people are saying about Schönbrunn Palace Vienna

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4.4 / 5

based on 10,927 reviews

You can get everywhere and visit and see the highlights in peace. Interesting information is provided via headphones during the journey.

Helped us get around a very busy city and take in all the attractions even though we were only there for a short time

Great experience, with the Panorama Train we managed to see lots of points of interest, especially with 2 children.

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable on everything Vienna. It was a wonderful tour

Wonderful. the palace is a dream and the concert was unforgettable