Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna

4.6
#1 of 3,940 in Things to do in Austria
A former residence of the Habsburg monarchs, Schonbrunn 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. To visit Schonbrunn Palace on your trip to Vienna, use our Vienna online day trip planner.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Schonbrunn Palace
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours To Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
42,093 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Excellent if you like rococo places with endless gilded salons... the cafe near the entrance was good for lunch  more »
  • This must be the prime estate in Austria. Fantastic house with amazing gardens to walk around. You can walk around the extensive grounds without having to pay, going into the house itself costs...  more »
  • The palace is beautiful. We did the grand tour, which includes a few extra rooms from the most basic tour. Tour was worth the price, though after having done the Hofburg tour it was kind of more of...  more »
Google
  • A fantastic and impressive palace on an unbelievable scale. Full of history and splendour. The inside is spectacular and the grounds offer much to see, including views of the city centre. It is easy to imagine you have travelled back in time. Can be accessed on the Vienna Bus and Big Bus tours. If you don’t wish to pay for entry to the building, access to the gardens is free. Well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful estate. Well manicured and managed. Great that’s it’s open to the public! I love that people jog all over the estate. Definitely worth the visit. But I advise to go on warmer and nicer days! Here’s a photo of the gorgeous green house.
  • The interiors of the palace is just amazing. Most of the palace is colored cream shade with golden colored designs on ceilings and walls.. also, there are a lot of rooms with artistic paintings, designs, themes etc. Also, they are allowing us to see the 40 different rooms with the purposes they were used.. for example, guards room to enter palace, reception area to meet guests, office room, their dining area, festival gathering room, a room for artistic paintings, family pictures, hunting accessories/paintings room etc.. In my opinion, it's one of the must visit places of Vienna. they are charging 20£ as an entrance ticket. Photos taking is prohibited inside palace.
  • A must when in Vienna! Very organized tour and audio guide. Super love the place. Very informative without causing information overload compared to other museums. Very nice staff. The Christmas market in the palace grounds where also very good.
  • Beautiful palace - worth a visit in Vienna. The grounds are huge, the palace intricately decorated with lovely gardens outside. They offer a variety of tours inside the palace - important to note that the palace exterior is free to just walk around. We signed up for the Imperial tour and I wish we could have extended to the Grand Tour - so many amazing rooms to see - pity we did not get through all of them. The tour is with an audio guide so easy to venture off at your own pace. Truly remarkable site
Places to stay near Schonbrunn Palace

Plan your trip to Vienna

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Vienna

See all ›
4.6
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Vienna

See all ›
4.6
Duration:2 h 30 min
3.9
Duration:5 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
3.6
Duration:1 h 30 min

Museums in Vienna

See all ›
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:3 h

Hidden gems in Vienna

4.1
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.2
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:2 h 30 min

Historic Sites in Vienna

See all ›
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.2
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.0
Duration:1 h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Vienna

4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.0
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:2 h
4.6
Duration:3 h

Plans to Schonbrunn Palace by other users

11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Germany, Belgium & Austria BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Austria BY A USER FROM BELGIUM March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in India, Austria & Czech Republic BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Austrian Alps & Vienna BY A USER FROM GREECE August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Austria BY A USER FROM GREECE August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans