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Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna
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A former residence of the Habsburg monarchs, Schoenbrunn Palace reflects centuries of imperial Austrian history. Emperor Leopold I commissioned the palace at the end of the 17th century, but it was not for another 50 years that the palace became a focal point of court life, playing host to many European statesmen. The gardens are landscaped according to Baroque standards, forming a unit with the palace, and remain almost unchanged since the 1700s. The grounds include the oldest zoo in the world, Schonbrunn Zoo, home to more than 700 species of animals. You can explore the 1,441-room palace by purchasing a ticket; you'll find many different ticket options, which vary according to how many rooms you want to visit. Whichever option you choose, you'll follow an audio guide through the Rococo-styled rooms, listening to the stories related to each. Using our world travel planner, Vienna attractions like Schoenbrunn Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very nice, easily accessible by metro. The entries are regulated by time slots and it is best to take the tickets in advance. Despite this, still too many people in the Castle, we're sometimes stuck by groups (maybe some days and times book?). It's a mess to find where to show his ticket because also many people in the reception room. The gardens are very beautiful, think to take good shoes. However some places of parks (zoo, etc.) are more really indicated when we move away from the castle to the zoo (other than we got screwed). But Schönbrunn Palace is worth a visit!
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  • This is the Palace of the beautiful yellow in a Vienna suburb. Learn the history because it foreshadows the Habsburgs living Buri is good. Furniture, Interior is nice.
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  • This palace is worth a visit -- comparable (in my opinion) to Versailles, but far more enjoyable as a tourist experience (fewer lines, far less crowding). Because so many others have provided great de...  more »
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  • My second favorite place in Vienna. Beautiful garden and palace. Great for jogging. The zoo is great, and the gardens are astonishingly beautiful. The coffee shop on the hill is one of my favorites in Vienna, though the staff look a little grim and are not that patient, they are polite anyway and the coffee is good. I can go there every day and still love it. Take some walnuts for the squirrels if you ever go for a visit ;-)
  • I've been here about 40 times. Absolutely love it. Summer/ winter always something happening. Free to enter (some fees if you want to visit the zoo / tours). Christmas time with the markets is extremely fun. Must see if living or if visiting Vienna. Can easily spend all day here and come back for more.
  • The colours of the late autumn was amazing in the garden. Frankly speaking the palace is nice, visiting 25-45 rooms, what are reflecting the late XIX and early XX century was ok, but overpriced and nothing special. I liked better the garden, the trees and parks. We accidentally found a small coffee shop (Landtmann's Jausen Station) on the N-E corner, where we could drink a good coffee and eat a cake peacefully, with nice music in the background. It was so relaxing.
  • So einzigartig wie ein ehrlich man. Wir spazieren unter die goldener Schönbrunn schloß, sehe die ausblick von die Gloriette und danach die rote dach ist klar von hoch. Viel Wagen Liebhaber mit handen unter Pelzjacke zusammen ritten im den wald und finde ein geheimniss kuss. Wir bleib fuer viel uhren und danach nehmen kaffe von Oberlaa-Dommayer in das 11 bezirk.
  • This is a well organized turistic place. I've been here 12 years ago, everything still the same. Don't take the long tour is not worthy. Photos are not allowed inside the palace. Food choices are limited, as well parking. Take the subway is fast and reliable. Be prepared to walk a lot inside the premises.