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It might mean “beautiful spring,” but Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Palace is a must-see in every season. Sip gluehwein at the Christmas market or wander the extensive gardens. This palace will show you why it's Austria’s most popular tourist destination.
Vienna will forever be the global capital of classical music. Catch one of the daily Mozart and Strauss concerts in the historic Orangery. Booking in advance is recommended.
Find a map of the grounds fountains, mazes, labyrinths and botanical gardens at the info counter. For 7 euro you can even ride the Panorama train on a 55 minute guided tour.
Of the park’s nine cafes, Cafe Gloriette is the best kept secret. Atop Gloriette hill, it offers a breathtaking view of the palace and its grounds, not to mention coffee and cake.
Take a walk through imperial history -- a guided audio tour is included with your ticket. The residential and ceremonial rooms seem to go on forever, each more grand than the next.
The Schoenbrunn zoo is the oldest zoo in the world and has won the title of Europe’s Best three times.
It is, after all, Austria’s most-visited site. Schoenbrunn Palace is off the U4 Schoenbrunn stop, about a fifteen minute metro ride from the center of Vienna. Opening times for the gardens vary by season, but try to arrive around 8:30 when the palace opens daily. You will thank yourself when you see the crowd at noon.
Avoid paying an entrance fee for each garden and the palace separately, and opt for a combination pass instead. The packages range from the Classic Pass to more luxurious packages like Sisi’s Treasures, which includes a three course meal and concert in the Orangery.
- When should I visit?
- 8:30AM - 5:30PM
- Is it expensive?
- The most expensive option -- A Grand Tour with a guide -- costs €18.90. For packages that include a classical concert, for instance, check out our list.
- Will I need a guide?
- It's not necessary, but if you want a more education experience, definitely look into it!
- How to get there
- Take the metro to the U4 Schoenbrunn stop.
- Additional information
- There's a public swimming pool tucked away in a secluded part of the grounds so bring your swimsuit!
What people are saying about Schonbrunn Palace
This was so much fun! The show runs every hour from 11 - 4 so even though we thought we had missed our time slot at 11, we were able to join the show at 1. Booking ahead got us vip seating and service - right up front and they brought us our coffee and strudel as opposed to the walk-in guests. The show was fun, the strudel delicious and a wonderful addition to our day at Shönbrunn Palace.
Very good arrangements from start to finish, and we were generally well satisfied with everything. The tour guide was very good. The tour of the castle was exceptional, but in comparison the tour of the garden amounted to little more than a walk from the castle to the fountain which we had done already whilst waiting for the guide earlier.
Guide (Eddie) was excellent, more than willing to answer extra questions and go the extra mile. As always, palace rooms were crowded, making for a too rapid (although still good) tour. Garden tour much more open, of course, and excellent history and information. “Skip the line” always helpful.
Our guide provided reasons for why and how things were built which made sense. His explanation of European history was very appropriate and well done but a lot to take in and remember. This tour requires a lot of walking and standing.
Logistics, history and stories on the tour perfectly choreographed. The guide's consideration for individual (non tour) guests in the Palace was impressive since I am often one of them.