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Schönbrunn Palace (German: Schloss Schönbrunn [ʃøːnˈbʁʊn]) is a former imperial summer residence located in Vienna, Austria. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country. Since the mid-1950s it has been a major tourist attraction. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
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Absolutely stunning, magnificent palace! The audio guide is well-designed and works perfectly. You can control your own pace and take as much time as you wish. Go for the "Grand Tour" not the "Imperial Tour" - it's only slightly more expensive but gives more to see. If you want to see the gardens, make sure you have at least an extra hour or two, since they are truly vast.
Love this wonderful historic palace with ours access of gardens and sloping hills offerif views of the city. The museum is so m worth your time if you love history, asset and architecture. Our recent visit was you the Marionette puppet theater for an opera performance. Very enjoyable. Ounce finished we visited the New Year's market lovely with crated items from around Austria and food and drink booths. We had a wonderful hot chocolate in a keepsake mug.
If 2 euro less it would be 5 star. A bit expensive 17.5€ for like about 29 rooms if im not mistaken. Overall it was good experience there to learn a little about emperor queen and their descendants' life in history. Yes you will be provided audio guide. It was amazing to visit their palace. Really grand, fine and splendid view of the interior. Still a must-visit if you are in Vienna.
Vienna's most popular tourist attraction which is understandable once you've seen it yourself. Spectacular place. The palace is wonderful to look at. The surrounding park is super clean and well maintained. And surely one of the most beautiful places in town to go for a peaceful walk. Taking a stroll up the hill behind the castle to reach the Gloriette where you can drink excellent Viennese coffee is always a good idea!
The Schönbrunn Palace is clearly the most visited sight in Vienna and should not be missed if you are visiting. The monarchal residence, the palace is very well arranged and the halls that are open to the visit are really impressive. In addition to the palace there is a zoo and the chalet museum, and the latter is worth visiting. The Christmas fair organized here is modestly counter to expectations. It is fair that it stretches over a large surface which gives it a more relaxed air and is not crowded. In the courtyard of the chivalry museum there is a restaurant where you can eat well at decent prices, and in the area of the palace is also the museum of the strudel. I offer 4 stars because the photo is strictly forbidden in the palace.
I really liked this palace. It’s very big and beautiful. You can take a guided tour, they give you a listening device to see the rooms. I learned a lot. The grounds are huge and you can walk uphill to see the view of Vienna and the whole palace. It’s very nice on a nice day. Many things were under construction in late winter. Wish everything was green when we came, would have been better.
A beautiful spot for tourists to visit. The palace is so impressive to look at and the grounds are very well maintained. We didn’t go inside because we heard it takes 6 hours to fully appreciate everything it has to offer and we arrived very late in the day. So we decided to just enjoy the outside and have a go in the hedge mazes in the gardens which was entertaining. Overall this place is a “must see” whilst in Vienna.
The palace was beautiful under the snow. If you take only the ordinary tour it will take you less than 1 hour. It is better to get the grand imperial tour. We bought the tour + dinner + concert and had the best of experiences. The string ensemble was magnificent as well as the ballet dancers and singers. A bit expensive overall but we enjoyed ourselves.
Absolutely stunning! Built on massive grounds, the Schönbrunn Palace is a place you have to visit. The Palace is a testament to the opulent lives of the nobility. I had opted for the ‘Grand Tour’, which covered 40 rooms and takes about an hour to complete. There are a lot of language options, allowing people to choose the language they are comfortable with to listen to information about the rooms. The Palace is well preserved with 18-century items from display from the time of Maria Theresia. Getting to the Palace is really easy.
Schönbrunn Palace is the former 1,441 room summer residence of the Austrian monarchy. We spent 6 hours seeing only 40 rooms and walking around the gardens. We bought the Classic ticket €24 with the palace tour fascinating and a “must do”. No photos allowed. The “Grand Tour” €17.50 best value IMO. The garden and Orangery are disappointing given it was still late winter. A walk up the hill is for good Palace and city views. The maze was frustrating but amazing...😬. There is also a puppet theater and cafe with puppets that are so cute but professional. There was an Easter market in the grounds so a lots for all ages.
I love this place, in Summer we sometimes pack some food and a blanket and have a picnic. The view over the castle is amazing from the gloriette. Also in winter it is really nice for a walk and the Christmas market is also very nice. Sometimes we just use it as an alternative route, because it is so much more relaxing to stroll through the Schönbrunn Park instead of the streets. I never visited the palace itself but it is definitely on my list 😉
A very nice and rich palace which is found in Vienna. In was used in the last centuries by the respective imperial rulers. This Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country. The rooms are well kept. There is a big area in front of the palace which is used as a market. You cannot go into the palace with bags (backpacks) and you cannot shoot photos in the inside of the palace. The palace is complimented by big gardens, fountains, zoos etc. Highly recommended
Beautiful palace, with a long and big history. Summer palace for the kings and the queen of Austria. Many historical meetings have taken place in the central hall of this palace. A good place to visit with family. Its too big and a good place for trekking. Wear your sports shoes, if you intend to see it all.
Previously it was Austrian royal family's hunt lounge. Keeping to meet up to standards of Paris palace, it was built with garden on back side, even though smaller , it's nicely maintained,and tourism friendly. Like Paris you don't have to travel far away from city. Worth to visit. The audio guided tour is worth. After seeing the 42 halls of palace , very less remains to see the garden, how ever horse driven buggy @ 65 euro is available for 4 people, also cheaper option of toy train is also good.
The impressive Schönbrunn Palace is located just outside the city of Vienna. We completed the Grand Tour during our visit. This tour includes access to 40 different rooms along with an audio guide (included with ticket price). This tour takes around 50 minutes to complete from start to finish. However, if you linger around any of the rooms you can easily end up spending a bit over an hour making your way through the Palace. Many rooms are quite impressive and worth admiring for a bit extra time. During the tour, we appreciated being able to see the original furnishing and elaborate decor found in many of the rooms as well as the simple and plain quarters of Emperor Franz Joseph, who preferred a more humble existence in the Palace. Interestingly, On the Schönbrunn Palace website, you can find information and images about each of the rooms available to visit and for some rooms, there is even audio you can listen to that is the same as the audio guide experienced during the tour. This is a very good way to study the rooms online so you know what to expect when you arrive for the tour. Unfortunately, no photography is allowed within the Palace. However, there is a gift shop at the end of the palace tour so you can purchase postcards and Schönbrunn books or you can simply revisit the Palace website once you are at home to help you remember all that you saw during your visit. In addition to visiting the palace, it is also worth spending time in the Schönbrunn Garden and Park as well as the Palm House which is one of the largest green houses in the world. You can further visit the highly regarded Schönbrunn Zoo, considered by many to be one of the best zoos in the world.
Amazing place! Definitely worth a visit in the spring: trees, grass, bushes - everything is green and pleases the eyes.And the fact that the greens are taken care of, gives the place a special charm and emphasizes its uniqueness. Elegant architecture. Everything - from the fountains and to the palaces - makes you stop and stare.There are also restaurants, a zoo with pandas and other entertainments, but everything was expensive. But the entrance to the park is free, which undoubtedly pleases. The final one will be surprised by the view of the park from the hill, which is at the very end - bewitching! So take the cameras and go!)
A beautiful palace complex that is a must see in Vienna. I would say it is comparable to Versailles, as it is rich in Hapsburg history. This complex would be a good half day trip devoted to a tour of the palace and the gardens. To book the palace, I would recommend doing so at least 48 hours in advance because tickets sell out fast. They can be bought through the website. There are two types - either will gain you entry into various rooms. The gardens are free to see, and it has a great variety of plants and flowers.
A place you have to visit when you are in Vienna. However everyone knows that, so it is way too crowded to really enjoy the place. But the buildings and the garden are very nicely displayed and the story of this 'castle' is pretty unique. In 'summertime' there are a lot of flowers. When visiting I suggest you go here early so you outrun the busloads of group-tour-tourists.
Half a day was not really enough... I didn't get to the zoo either. Some lovely places to see within the palace and grounds. The gardens are beautiful. I took the train around and should have got off at more stops, well worth it to shorten your walking. Food is a bit overpriced but was nicer than that found in many tourist places
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.
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.
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.
A must see palace in Vienna. Largest and important architecture in Vienna. Baroque style architecture yet beautiful. Surrounded with big ground in front and nice and large maze gardens on both sides and a small hill on the other side, where you get a panoramic view of palace as well as city. Plan to visit early morning if you are planning to cover place, gardens, hill behind and the oldest zoo in the world. So be prepared to have good walk and wandering. Good connectivity by bus, tram and U-bahn
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
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!
Gorgeous place to spend a few hours or more. I took the longer tour through the palace interior, which I enjoyed, but I think the shorter one hit most of the highlights. Be sure to check the weather before you go. The grounds are so vast you might not have time to run for shelter in the event of rain.