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Address: Schlosstrasse 47, Vienna 1130, Austria
Phone Number:
+43 1 811130
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Cultural World Heritage Site of Schönbrunn Palace is Austria's most...

The Cultural World Heritage Site of Schönbrunn Palace is Austria's most frequently visited tourist attraction. In the palace the residential and state rooms with their original furnishings and decorations convey an authentic impression of the imperial lifestyle. The park and gardens surrounding the palace make Schönbrunn in a unique synthesis of Baroque art as well as providing a convenient and highly popular recreational area for Vienna's population.

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We bought our tickets ahead of time online and basically walked right into the Palace. The tickets have a time on them and you need to be there no later than 30 minutes from the... read more

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Oxford, MS
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We bought our tickets ahead of time online and basically walked right into the Palace. The tickets have a time on them and you need to be there no later than 30 minutes from the time marked on the ticket. You are given an audio guide in whatever language you want, and the guide is so interesting to listen to... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be aware of the queues it took us about 1 hour to actually get into the palace having to go through two queues.its unbelievable the amount of people who turn up on coaches.the guy told us they get about 90 thousand a day.so it's pretty hectic going around the palace very hot and if you don't like crowds as I... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the guided tour, for a slight little extra charge then the audio guide. Michael, our guide, was delightful. The whole tour was wrapped like a story-telling, not just showing us bits of the museum. We learned quite a few historical facts, in a very relaxing manner.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I fell in love with this place when I was there. The palace, gardens around the palace, everything is spectacular! But the most beautiful part for me is the interior of the palace! This palace is definitely worth to visit! And the place is easy to get, it is located next to Schönbrunn underground station.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have been to Versailles in Paris, this is somewhat similar. I went early in the morning at about 9am and bought tickets to the grand tour on the spot, it took me less than 5 minutes in the line. However, if you wish to visit the palace around noontime, then I'd suggest booking the tickets online to avoid... More 

Thank Dongxing S
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Summer Palace of the Hapsburg's. This is an enormous Palace where you can view some of the state rooms. Worth a visit but arrive early. We took the underground on line S. A ticket for 24 hours is easy to buy from the machines and cost 7 Euro. Make sure you arrive early. Even if you have the Vienna Pass... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fortunate with the weather and had a perfect day at the Palace. Book tickets in advance (saves hours) and enjoy the palace. Our favorite part was the gardens, we spent 45 minutes in the palace and 4 hours wandering the gardens, playing at the playground and maze, hiking up the hill and having a snack. Best day!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressive site Suggest to book the longer tour to get the best impression of the palace and its surroundings. The audio tools (free) are needed and helps vey much

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Palace gives a good understanding understanding for the history of the Austrian Royal Family and what were the challenges during the previous era if history. The tickets queue is very long and it is recommended to by them on line.

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Leonia, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the subway to get there and spend the few extra euros for the bigger tour. They say no cameras but I saw plenty of cameras and nobody stopping pictures. Beautiful interiors!! Musvsee!

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Vienna’s 13th district has always been in the shadow of Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens, but has interesting hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Allow half a day for the imposing Habsburg residence and the gardens with Gloriette belvedere. Reserve the other half to discover the secret charms of this posh residential neighbourhood. Sneak out of the gardens at Hietzinger Tor (Hietzing Gate) and head down Hietzinger Hauptstrasse for Kaiserpavillon (Emperor’s pavilion), an Art Nouveau gem right on top of U4’s metro railtracks. At local institutions Café Dommayer and restaurant Plachutta you can mingle with residents, their families and friends. Dommayer has risen to fame since waltz king Johann Strauss and his orchestra performed there regularly. If you want to go beyond private villa gazing visit Klimtvilla and Hermesvilla. Art Nouveau genius Gustav Klimt had his last studio in a now beautifully renovated villa, which is open during spring and summer. Hermesvilla at Lainzer Tiergarten animal enclosure and nature park is a must for all romantics and fans of Empress Sissi.
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