Schönbrunn Palace is located in Hietzig, which is the 13th Municipal District of Vienna.
✦ A Visit To The Schönbrunn Palace
This palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of the most important historical monuments of Austria as a country and the most visited historical attractions in this city.
✦ What To Do At The Schönbrunn Palace
There is so much to discover and to enjoy while you are in this palace.
Just that you should ensure that you have ample time to explore all the details of the entire estate. The following are some of the attractions that you should not miss out:
1 ✦ The Grand Tour Of The Palace
Certainly, this is a great place to start your tour while in the city of Vienna. This because this palace is one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in the city of Vienna.
✦ Own Experience From The Grand Tour
The grand tour of the Palace is something that I really enjoyed.
This is an audio-guided tour through the 40 staterooms on the Schönbrunn Palace. Besides, the tour provides insights into the history of the Habsburg’s family.
Moreover, each of the staterooms is magnificent in their own way.
This tour gives a lot of about the palace and how each room was designed.
The icing on the cake was the visit to the exquisite apartment of Maria Theresa. And despite her modest lifestyle, the rooms are still grand with amazing details.
Unfortunately, it’s not allowed to take pictures in the palace
2 ✦ The Gardens of Schönbrunn Palace
The gardens of Schönbrunn Palace are popular with both the locals and visitors to the city of Vienna.
In fact, they are as beautiful as the palace. This Vienna’s second-largest park offers a space for a picnic, resting, reading and even playing with your friends.
3 ✦ The Neptune Fountain
This is a beautiful fountain located in the gardens of the palace.
4 ✦The Gloriette
This a marble summer house with an imperial eagle. This makes the palace’s Imperial Gardens very attractive.
It houses a café and an observation deck. This offers the panoramic views of the city of Vienna, the palace and the gardens.
Last but not least, the complex includes many more attractions which include:
- Schönbrunn Zoo
- An orangery
- The Palm House
- A botanical garden
- The Privy Garden
- The Desert House
- The 32 sculptures which represent deities and virtues
✦ Some Tips
- To access the gardens is free of charge
- You can buy tickets online
- There are tickets machines to purchase tickets in advance at the entrance hall
- You can choose the short or long tour
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