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Schönbrunn Palace (or Schloss Schönbrunn) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vienna, visited by 3.8 million visitors in 2017 alone. The palace was the summer residence of the Habsburgs, including Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Empress Elisabeth, better known as Sisi. With 1,441 rooms, the palace was a stunning example of Baroque architecture with Rococo interiors, and visitors can explore the restored Imperial Apartments as well as the stunning gardens, which contain a maze, fountains, statues, and the Gloriette. Ticket queues on the day can be extremely long, so book in advance to skip the line!
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3 Tips for Visiting the Schönbrunn Palace

Palm House at Schönbrunn | Ulmon: CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0
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Set PrioritiesDue to the gigantic grounds and the extensive exhibition areas, you should be clear in advance what exactly you want to see - or make a precise plan on site with the help of the information materials and overview maps.
Vienna Pass | Ulmon: CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0
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Vienna PassAdmission to Schönbrunn Palace, worth €22.00, is already included in the Vienna Pass city ticket package, so you can save money here and combine it with admission to other top attractions in Vienna.
Neptune Fountain | Pixabay
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Adapt Your Clothes to the WeatherWhile it can get very hot on the large grounds in the summer, even if there is a chance of rain, be prepared accordingly to avoid getting wet. Since there are longer distances to cover in the castle and the park, sturdy shoes should also be worn.
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Schönbrunn Palace: The Most Important Sights

The 445-acres (180-hectare) site around the Baroque palace was the summer residence of the Holy Roman Emperor and the Austrian imperial family until 1806. Before that, the site was already the location of a hunting lodge.
Here is a selection of the most important sections at Schönbrunn. For the Imperial Carriage Museum Schönbrunn and the Schönbrunn Zoo there is information and tickets on separate pages.

Palace

The representative halls and private living quarters of Sisi, Franz and Maria Theresa are accessible here within the framework of the entrance fees. The rooms are sumptuously paneled with gold, exotic woods and other elements. In addition to the Imperial Tour, which revolves primarily around the famous imperial couple, the Grand Tour covers additional areas of Schönbrunn Palace.

The Palace's Garden

In the baroque park there are over 30 statues from ancient mythology and numerous fountains. Particularly worth mentioning here are the Neptune Fountain, but also Mazes and Labyrinth. A climb up to the Gloriette is worthwhile because of the magnificent view of Schönbrunn and Vienna. Alternatively, the Excursion Train Schönbrunn can also be taken to the viewpoint and other stops.

Strudelshow

For those with a sweet tooth, the Strudel Show in Schönbrunn, which takes place several times a day, is particularly recommended: here, pastry chefs explain the individual steps involved in making a genuine Viennese apple strudel - of course, guests are also served a piece afterwards! It is worth booking in advance for this special performance.
Main entrance Schönbrunn Palace | Ulmon: CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0

Overview of Tickets and Prices

While admission to Schönbrunn Palace Park is free, a ticket must be purchased for each of the palace and other attractions.

Admission for Schönbrunn Palace

Tickets for the Imperial Tour, which includes the living quarters of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Sisi, cost €16 for adults, €14.50 for students under 25 and disabled guests, and €11.50 for children between 6 and 18.

Tickets for the more comprehensive Grand Tour, which includes access to additional 18th-century rooms, cost €20 for adults, €18 for students under 25 and disabled guests, and €13 for children and teens 6 to 18. Audioguides are available.

Gloriette

Admission to the Outlook Terrace on the Gloriette costs €4.50 for adults and €3.50 for students (up to 25), disabled persons and guests over 60 and with Vienna City Card, and €3.20 for children.

Privy Gand Orangery Garden

Admission to either the Privy Garden or the Orangery Garden cost €4.50 for adults, €3.50 for students under 25, disabled visitors, visitors aged 60 and over, and holders of the Vienna City Card and €3.20 for children aged between 6 and 18.

More Tickets

Tickets for the maze cost €6 for adults, €4.50 for students, disabled guests, people over 60 and Vienna City Card holders. For children between 6 and 18 years must be paid here € 3.50.

Tickets for the Children's Museum cost € 9.50 for adults and € 7.50 for children from 3 to 18 years, students (up to 25), disabled guests and guests over 60 and with Vienna City Card.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do as a family with children in Schönbrunn?

Amidst pomp, splendor and glory, the Schönbrunn Zoo is of course the first choice for a family venture in Vienna, but a visit to the maze or labyrinth also provides fun for young and old. The palace itself is also home to the Marionette Theater Schönbrunn with 250 years of tradition. Especially for children, guided tours through the palace are also offered. Read more.

Is it allowed to take pictures inside the castle?

No, photography in the castle is allowed only with special permission from the administration. Read more.

General Information

Opening hours

From April 1 to June 30 the palace is open from 8 am to 5.30 pm. From July 1 to August 31 the palace is open from 8 am to 6.30 pm. From September 1 to October 31 the palace is open from 8 am to 5.30 pm, and from November 1 to March 31 the palace is open from 8 am to 5 pm. Final entrance to the palace is 45 minutes before closing time. The park is open daily from 6.30 am, with closing time varying between 5.30 pm and 9 pm according to the season. The Privy Garden and Orangery Garden are open from 9 am daily, with closing times varying between 4 pm and 6 pm according to the season. The Maze, Labyrinth, and Gloriette viewing terrace are open daily from 9 am, with closing times varying between 4 pm and 7 pm according to the season.

COVID-19 measures

A distance of 2 meters must be maintained at all times from persons outside the household. An FFP2 mask must be used during the visit. It is kindly requested to buy tickets online in advance to prevent queues.

Address

Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47
1130 Wien

How to get there

Schloss Schönbrunn can be easily reached by walking from Schönbrunn station, which is served by U-Bahn line U4. It is also served by tram lines 10 and 60 and by bus number 10A. A parking lot is available on Schönbrunner Schloßstraße where you can park for €3.90 an hour up to a daily limit of €39.
Maurizio Massaro
Written byMaurizio MassaroMaurizio is a cosmopolitan, a musician and comes around. In his role as a content manager at TicketLens, he is always striving to find new offers as well as writing about sights all over the world.
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