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Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn)
Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn)

Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn)

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Schonbrunner Schlosstrasse 47, Vienna, 1130

The Basics

Forty of the palace’s 1,441 rooms are open to the public, including the private apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth (Sisi), as well as the exquisite 18th-century rooms of Maria-Theresa—the only female ruler of the Habsburg dynasty. The vast palace gardens are also a must-see, with a spectacular palm house made from iron and glass, a hedge maze, and a labyrinth. Visit on a skip-the-line tour to beat the crowds and benefit from the knowledge of an expert guide, or opt for a private tour for a more personalized experience. For an evening of culture and music, attend a live concert in the Schönbrunn Palace Orangery and listen to famous works by Mozart and Strauss. Or, get an overview of the city and the palace on a Vienna city tour, stopping at other highlights such as the Vienna Opera House, the Danube River, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum.

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Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour in Vienna
Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour in Vienna
star-4.5
$44.39 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great experience
Our guide, Eddie, was very informative and fun. The palace and grounds were beautiful. It was disappointing that we could not take pictures inside the palace.
Malinda_D, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Vienna

star-5
Fin in Vienna
richard_N, Nov 2021
Schonbrunn Palace Private Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket
Your tour director Uuta made the Palace come alive with her knowledge and very good sense of humour. So far every tour we have had with Viator have be A+ from the prompt drivers to your experience guides. A real pleasure .
star-5
Very good tour guide
Laura_M, Nov 2021
Small-Group Schönbrunn Palace Half-Day Tour with a Historian Guide
We decided at the last minute to got to Vienna for a weekend and we managed to find tickets for the castle through Viator. Our tour guide Caterina was amazing!! Super recommended
star-4
Nice Tour with Knowledgeable Guide
Steven_D, Oct 2021
Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour
We enjoyed the palace tour and were given ample free time to roam the grounds after. We were a little disappointed it wasn't an English language only tour.
star-5
Great tour
Michelle_M, Oct 2021
Small-Group Schönbrunn Palace Half-Day Tour with a Historian Guide
Thx Katerina for sharing all your knowledge. Keeping two teenagers engaged is not an easy task and you managed to keep them entertained the whole tour.
star-5
Great tour
Brett_P, Oct 2021
Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour
Great tour. Would take it again. Tour leader was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. She was great
star-4
Brilliant tour guide, stunning palace
Devon_R, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour in Vienna
Tour guide was exceptionally qualified and very good. Tour was a bit disorganized at the start because of rude tourists being late and feeling self entitled. The palace was amazing.
star-5
Terrific tour
Susan_S, Aug 2021
Schonbrunn Palace Private Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket
Guide was nice and informative. Booking a tour is always the best way to go to learn about the history. Had a great experience.
star-5
Wonderful tour
Christopher_P, Aug 2021
Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour in Vienna
Our guide, Ali, was wonderful. She was full of energy and fun facts and ensured our tour of the Palace was filled with great stories that really brought it all to life. Highly recommended.
star-5
Good Guide in Vienna!
Jameson_C, Jul 2021
Private Tour: Half-Day History of Schönbrunn Palace
Katerina was an excellent guide; she was knowledgeable, friendly, organized, and energetic. We highly recommend here.
star-4
Great if you don't want to spend all day
Christine_M, Sep 2021
Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour
Good option if you just want a fairly quick tour with a good guide who knows his stuff. The palace and gardens are lovely but you won't have a huge amount of time there. The palace tour is informative for sure and you also get some background and information on sights along the way while on the bus.
star-5
Wonderful experience
vanessa_l, Dec 2021
Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour in Vienna
What a great surprise : my family of 6 came on Christmas day to visit beautiful Schonbrunn. We are French and were supposed to join an English tour, but on the dat they found us a great French-speaking guide. Michael was so nice, knowledgeable and he made the visit very interesting and lively, even for our kids. We were so thankful to have the visit in our mother tongue, so we had a wonderful time. I would recommend offering the tour in several languages (including French 😉) to offer a better experience to visitors who could really understand how rich the history of Schonbrunn is. The palace is gorgeous, so is the garden. An absolute must do when in Vienna!!!
star-5
Magical tour
George B, Sep 2019
Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour
We did this tour on Monday. The guide on the coach was excellent in pointing out the interesting places along the route. The coach was very clean with a very good driver. The palace is a piece of art and it's gardens you can stay a whole day touring them. Well done to all.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Filming and photography are not permitted inside the palace.

  • The palace has nine onsite dining options, including outdoor cafés and formal sit-down restaurants.

  • Three accessible parking spaces are available near the main gate, and wheelchairs can be rented free of charge. All display rooms are wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

Schönbrunn Palace is located on the outskirts of Vienna, roughly 15 minutes by road from the city’s historic center and 30 minutes by road from Vienna International Airport. Public transportation is the easiest option; the U4 underground line, the 10 and 16 trams, and the 10A bus run directly to the palace—just get off at the Schönbrunn stop.

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When to Get There

The busiest time to visit Schönbrunn Palace is during the summer months of July and August, when it’s best to visit early or purchase a skip-the-line ticket to avoid crowds. Spring and fall bring mild weather and fewer crowds.

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The Schönbrunn Palace Orangery

For lovers of music and culture, an evening visit to Schönbrunn Palace is a must. The Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra performs concerts in the fully renovated Palace Orangery, where Mozart himself often played. The orchestra is accompanied by ballet dancers and opera singers, and they perform various works from Mozart and Strauss.

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Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn)