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The Schönbrunn Palace is the most significant attraction in Austria. The whole complex with gardens is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. According to the legend, Emperor Mathias saw the “beautiful springs” (Schöne Brunnen) during the hunt in 1612 and named the palace in their honor. The Schönbrunn Palace was built in 1696 (the architect was Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach). Than Empress Maria Theresa got the Schönbrunn Palace as a gift from her father and rebuilt it in the style that appears today. There are 1441 rooms of all sizes in the palace today. But guests can visit only 40 rooms, among them:

Walnut Room

The Walnut Room is decorated in Rococo style. All balls and receptions were held there. Even Khrushchev and Kennedy meeting was here in 1961.

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Vieux Laque Room

It is a memorial room that was created by Maria Theresa after her husband's death. Here you can see a portrait of the Empress in a black widow's dress and a portrait of her husband, painted after his death.

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Napoleon Room

It is named in Napoleon honor who stayed there in 1805 and 1809. The son of Napoleon lived in this room until his death. The most favorite bird (a lark) of the Duke remains in the cage here.

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Among Schönbrunn Gardens the most incredible are:

Neptune Fountain

The construction of the fountain was completed in 1780. There are a large statue of Neptune and the nymph Fetida in the center of the sculpture.

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Gloriette

Gloriette is a column building designed in the early classicism style. It consists of a central section in the form of a triumphal arch with Imperial eagle. The eagle also has two wings in the form of high semicircular arches. Interesting fact: the elements of the unfinished Schloss Neugebäude Palace were dismantled and transported to the Schönbrunn Palace for the reconstruction of the Park.

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Roman Ruin

Let’s pay your attention to the unique ensemble of human-made ruins "The Ruin of Carthage", which was renamed to the "Roman Ruin". It consists of a rectangular pool framed by a massive semicircular arch with side walls, and numerous statues of Roman Gods.

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Zoo

Emperor Franz I Stephan the husband of Maria Theresa originally founded the zoo in the Schönbrunn. At the beginning of XIX century, the collection was significantly replenished with such animals as camels, elephants, giraffes, kangaroos.

If you enjoy the architecture, advice, you to look at the Hofburg Palace. This is the whole complex, where are gathered various architectural ensembles. It is a priceless treasure of the nation. Visiting the Palace once, you will get an unforgettable experience and decide to come back here more than once.

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Information for visitors

Address: Vienna, Schonbrunner Schlossstrasse, 47

How to get there:

  • underground (U4), Schönbrunn station;
  • trams 10 and 58, Schonbrunn station;
  • bus 10A, Schönbrunn station.

Timetable:

  • April-June: daily from 8:30 to 17:00;
  • July-August: daily from 8:30 to 18:00;
  • September-October: daily from 8:30 to 17:00;
  • November-March: daily from 8:30 to 16:30.

Prices:

  • adult: from 13 to 17€ with audio guide, 20€ with a guide;
  • children ticket (from 6 to 18 years): 10€ with audio guide, 12€ with a guide;
  • students, people with special needs: 12-15€ with audio guide, 18€ with a guide;
  • school groups (up to 25 people): 6-10€ with audio guide.

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Vienna Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket
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Enjoy free access to over 60 attractions on your next trip to Vienna with this 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass. Take a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel, wander the Schönbrunn Palace and relax with unlimited hop-on hop-off bus rides to carry you between the city’s top attractions. Entrance to other iconic attractions, including the famous Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule) and Danube Tower, is also included.
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Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace Half-Day Small-Group Guided Tour
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Visit the Baroque gem in Austria’s crown on this small-group half-day Schönbrunn Palace tour in Vienna. Follow a historian guide through the palace’s ornate gardens, and admire fine views over the pretty hilltop archway. As you explore, listen as a guide brings the House of Habsburg era to life. Then, step through the palace’s beautiful bedrooms and suites, and marvel at the ornate decorations in the Great Gallery, the Hall of Ceremonies, and the Yellow Salon. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to six people.
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Vienna Sightseeing with Sisi Museum, Palaces, Dinner, Concert
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Live like Empress Elisabeth of Austria for a day! With this combination sightseeing package, experience imperial Vienna through the eyes of this legendary royal figure known affectionately as Sisi. From Schonbrunn and Hofburg palaces to an elegant dinner and 17th century-style classical concert, you’ll get a taste of what life in Vienna was like when Sisi reigned over Austria in the late 1800s. Learn about her life and interests at the Sisi Museum, and check out royal artifacts of the Habsburg family (one of the most important royal houses in Europe) at the Imperial Silver Collection and Imperial Furniture Collection.
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Schönbrunn Palace Combo: Audio-Guided Tour and Classical Concert
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Do as royalty does: To get into the mood for the evening, explore the grand Schönbrunn Palace. Then enjoy some royal amusement at the concert in the Orangery. Individual guests can tour the Palace on their own with an audio guide.Opening hours of the Palace:April to June 8:30 a.m. to– 5:30 p.m. last admission 4:30 p.m.Juli and August 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. last admission 5:30 p.m.September and October 8:30 a.m. to– 5:30 p.m. last admission 4:30 p.m.November to March 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. last admission 4:00 p.m.PROGRAMMEFrom 8:30 AM Palace tour with audio guide, final admission one hour before the Palace closes, please note the Opening Hours8:30 PM Concert start in the Orangery Schönbrunn (Admission from 8:00 PM)Approx. 10:15 PM Concert end
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