The PalaceIn the palace, the representative halls and private living quarters of Sisi, Franz and Maria Theresa are accessible as part of the admission fee. Typical of the era, the rooms are sumptuous with gold, exotic woods and paneling. In addition to the bookable Imperial Tour, which revolves primarily around the famous imperial couple, the Grand Tour covers additional areas of Schönbrunn Palace.
The Palace's GardenIn the baroque park there are more than 30 statues from ancient mythology as well as numerous noble fountains. Especially worth mentioning are the Neptune Fountain, but also the Mazes and the Labyrinth. Other highlights include the Obelisk Fountain and the Palm House. A climb up to the Gloriette is worthwhile for the magnificent view of Schönbrunn and Vienna. Alternatively, the Panoramabahn Schönbrunn can also be taken to the viewpoint and other stops.
Children's MuseumThe little ones don't have to be bored, because the Children's Museum Schloss Schönbrunn teaches the history of the palace playfully. With toys and costumes, children can experience imperial history up close.
Historical Virtual Reality Castle TourThe sights in the castle sound like a dusty history lesson? Not quite true. Schönbrunn presents itself quite modern through its virtual reality attraction. Through digital glasses, visitors can immerse themselves in virtual stories about the imperial family and other historical figures such as Mozart, who are being played with authentic costumes within the digital sets.
Christmas marketDue to the magnificent Christmas markets, Vienna is considered a popular destination even in winter. Therefore, it is only natural that the Schönbrunn Palace annually opens its own Culture & Christmas Market. From winter until early January, the palace, with a Christmas tree some 65 ft (20 m) high, shines brightly in the evening in a moody atmosphere of light. In addition to punch and gift buying at the stalls, there are also live events.
StrudelshowFor 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.