Schonbrunn Palace

Schlosstrasse 47, Vienna

4.5

Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna served as an imperial summer residence for Habsburgs since mid 17th century. After the fall of the Habsburg dynasty in 1918 the palace became a museum. However, since then it has also hosted several politically significant meetings.
It is a major tourist attraction and most notable palace in the country for its architectural, cultural, and historical significance. The marvelous palace became UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 as an outstanding Baroque structure and an example of mixed designs. Schonbrunn combines the changing architectural taste in Europe of over 300 years.
Schonbrunn is really big. It has 1,441-rooms and several gardens to see. There are several tour option depending on what the visitors want to see and how much time they have to spend here. The prices of the tour vary accordingly. They start from around € 14,20 for adults and € 10,50 for children. 
Plan your visit to Schonbrunn Palace daily from 8 am to 5-6pm depending on the season. However, Park gates open at 6.30 am and you can enter the Palace Park for free during opening hours.
There are several public transportation means you can use to get there. Take bus 10A to Schönbrunn station, tram 10 and 60 to same station or use metro U4 line to Schönbrunn station.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Tue

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Wed

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Thu

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Fri

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Sat

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Sun

    08:00 - 17:00

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  • Ellie Sansom

    4
    - 04 September 2018 -

    A must see though maybe not worth if if you can't get around gardens too (such as if it's raining). Gardens were fantastic and the maze and kids playground area are worth paying for (even if you're just big kids). Wish we'd brought swimsuits to relax in the public swimming pool. Self tour with audio guide around the palace was good but recommend taking your own headphones if you don't want to hold to your ears for an hour. The extra rooms didn't really add much to my knowledge of the palace history. Didn't get to children's museum but looks worth it if you have children (lots of dress up clothes).

  • Maiko Shintani

    5
    - 01 September 2018 -

    Such a pretty place to take pictures. You can see amazing view of Vienna and the buildings of the palace make the city even more beautiful. It takes some time to go up the hill but it's definitely worth it if you want to take good pictures. The way up to the hill is basically just sand and stones so you should wear shoes that are easy to walk in.

  • Lily Ukrainets

    5
    - 13 August 2018 -

    Huge territory, a lot of interesting places, stunning landscape gardening and of course an incredible palace with a mind-blowing exposition of imperial interiors. There are many objects that will be of interest to children - mazes, children's museum, not to mention the zoo. But you should bear in mind that there is a huge influx of visitors and if your timing is bad, you will have to wait three hours only to get to the palace. It is better to take care of tickets in advance and plan the visit for the morning, best of all, by 8 a.m., when the palace opens. Or if you arrive even earlier, you can explore the park free of tourist crowds

  • A Google User

    5
    - 01 August 2018 -

    Beautiful large gardens, a zoo, a palace, and much more. You could spend a full day here if you liked. The zoo is worth seeing, and the palace is reasonably interesting to walk around. However the best thing to do is really walk up to the top of the hill and look down over the palace from there. I recommend saving this as the last thing to do after everything else has closed, so that it is quieter and the light is nice for photos!

  • Habib Y.A

    5
    - 29 July 2018 -

    Wonderful. One the place in vieena have to visit. Schönbrunn Sarayı (Almanca: Das Schloss Schönbrunn), Avusturya'nın başkenti Viyana'da, Habsburg Hanedanı'nın yazlık sarayıdır. Ülkede en önemli kültürel anıtların bulunduğu saray 1960 lar'dan beri Viyana'ya gelen turist cazibelerininden biridir. Schonbrunn Sarayı'nın ve bahçesinin yapımı ancak 1744-1749 yılları arasında imparatoriçe Maria Theresia tarafından tamamlatılmıştır. 1683'deki II. Viyana Kuşatması'nda, çevredeki binalar yok edildi. 1569'da, Kutsal Roma İmparatoru II. Maximilian, bir tepenin altında Viyana nehrinde büyük bir su ovasını satın aldı. II. Maximilian günümüzde sarayın bulunduğu bölgede kaynayan bir su görüp, sudan biraz içmiş ve tadını beğenerek, suyun üstününe bir çeşme yapılmasını emretmiştir. Çeşmeye de güzel çeşme yani Schönbrunn adı verilmiştir. Ayrıca İmparator II. Maximilian, eskrim yapılması için alana, sülünler, ördekler, karaca ve damızlık domuzu ve eğlenceli avlanma bölgesi olarak hizmet vermesini için emir vermiştir. Bahçeleri ve çeşmeleriyle tanınan bin 200 odalı sarayın hayvanat bahçesi ise Avrupa'nın en eskilerindendir. Bu yazlık saray İmparator Franz Joseph'in eşi, Sissi adıyla tanınan İmparatoriçe Elisabeth'in en sevdiği mekandı. İmparator I. Karl, 1918'de tahtı bıraktığını bildiren ve Habsburg Hanedanı hakimiyetine son veren anlaşmayı burada imzalamıştır. Schonbrunn Sarayı Avrupa'nın en güzel saraylarından biridir. Schönbrunn Sarayı ve Bahçesi 1996 yılında UNESCOtarafından Dünya Mirası olarak ilan edildi.[1]

  • Victor Manusov

    5
    - 28 July 2018 -

    An incredible palace of emperors. Could spend hours here. Lots to see. The palace itself, you can rush through it or take your time no matter which your you choose. The gardens are vast and pretty. Long distances between spots. Lots of good places for photos. Pretty water fountains, flower gardens, statues, palaces view and city view on the hill. A good few hours worth of prettiness

  • Rajni Devaiah

    4
    - 19 July 2018 -

    As we walk through the gate the building stands majestic and in all it's splendour. Through the side, walk to see the vast garden area covering acres of land with green foilage and flowers. If one has time it will be nice to ramble through and spend time. Benches placed at intervals to rest your tired feet or to enjoy the breeze. Walk into the palace through the gate with your tickets and you get your audio guide( hope you are Carrying your ear phones.its convenient to put them on and go as the audio guide takes you.In case guide does not function you can exchange it.. battery do get exhausted). 40 rooms can be covered at your own space. It's easy to follow what the guide is saying.. One just have to follow with your eyes. The rooms are numbered . The antiques have be well maintained. The passage to walk through the middle of the rooms are enough for people to walk .The chains barricade the visitors from straying too close to the antiques or touching them. They have a souvenir shop at the premises too.

  • Arpan Gupta

    3
    - 06 July 2018 -

    The outside of the palace was great. There were many fountains spread out around the whole area. The summer palace was also very picturesque. The only problem was that it was very crowded and there was not enough room inside for everyone. There should be better control for people inside because our guided tour couldn't even get through. The gardens were an absolute waste. Both of them had nothing important to see and were very plain and boring. I would recommend skipping them. You should get the tour with the 22 rooms and then do the rest of the stuff individually if you want because the 40 room tour is too much.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 30 June 2018 -

    Pick a good guide to take you on a tour here. A good guide will be able to tell you history of the palace and people who lived inside. We were lucky to have such a guide. Beware that weather can change quickly. We entered when it was sunny and bright, when we left it was raining heavily! Also note that you cannot take pics inside the palace. Also keep your large bags in the bus/car. Otherwise you will have to put it in lockers outside security.

  • Dre'Ya W

    5
    - 22 June 2018 -

    Beautiful palace. This is a must see especially on the inside. I've never seen so much detail put into every single room! Bring your headphones so you can listen to the self guided tour without holding the handset up to your ear. Try to go on a cool day. It gets really hot inside. Also, the entry is staggered so get your ticket then maybe look at the gift shops inside and outside if you have a 50 minute wait like we did.

  • Grecia Pérez Martínez

    - 10 June 2018 -

    Absolutely amazing!

  • Alex Smith

    - 06 June 2018 -

    Brilliantly apartments and guided tour but very crowded on a warm May day

  • Magdalena Mrázková

    - 14 May 2018 -

    Truly beautiful palace - I recommend to buy the pass to go to grand tour of the palace and into the different parts of the garden complex, it’s really worth it

  • Mehmet Biçer

    - 29 April 2018 -

    Nice place to visit !!! Green area

  • Mary Kazieva

    - 17 April 2018 -

    A green place in Vienna where you can hear birds singing

  • Cyndie Da Rocha

    - 11 March 2018 -

    Great, both inside and out

  • Jonas Hermann Becker

    - 11 February 2018 -

    Beautiful for a walk in the Park

  • Julia Kryvomaz

    - 03 January 2018 -

    Definitely a place to explore and experience the life of Hofburg family! Everything is very interesting and should visit.

  • Grafton Clark

    - 29 December 2017 -

    A must see in Vienna! This place is huge and a great place for a stroll. Christmas market here was one of the best.

  • Angela Wu

    - 21 December 2017 -

    Intricate palace with a detailed audio tour of the royal family that once inhabited it. During December, the front is scattered with Christmas markets (not as nice as the one in Rathauspark tho)

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