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.
Tours To Schonbrunn Palace
Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $61
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Schönbrunn Palace Audio-Guided Tour, Dinner and Concert BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $120
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Vienna Hop On Hop Off City Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $34
Duration: 50 to 90 minutes
Schonbrunn Palace Reviews
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 »
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
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