The Schönbrunn Palace
Things To Do At Schönbrunn Palace
In 1996, Schönbrunn Palace and the park were put on the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. In fact, the picturesque Schönbrunn Palace is one of Vienna’s most popular historical attractions.
Without a doubt, there is so much to discover in this palace. And for that reason, you should definitely ensure that you have enough time to stroll through the entire estate.
The following are some of the attractions to explore:
Grand Tour of the Palace
Schönbrunn Palace is one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Vienna.
The Grand Tour of the palace is something that we really enjoyed. It is an audio guided tour through many of the palace rooms. This tour provides good insight into the history of the Habsburg family. It is very straight forward and it also gave us a lot of interesting facts about the palace and how each room was designed. As a matter of fact, every state room is magnificent in its own way.
Besides, we had an opportunity to see Schonbrunn’s 40 rooms included in the Grand Tour which are adorned with frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers, huge mirrors, and gilded ornaments.
We also had a chance to see the exquisite apartments of Maria Theresa, her sitting rooms, bedroom, and the parlor. Despite the modest lifestyle, the rooms are still very grand and the details are amazing. Nevertheless, we were not allowed to take pictures inside the palace, even without a flash.
The park at Schönbrunn Palace was opened to the public around 1779. This park provides a popular recreational area for the local population and also the international visitors.
The palace gardens are as magnificent as the palace. The Vienna’s second largest park offers a space for a picnic, resting, reading, doing yoga or even playing with your friends.
The complex includes many more attractions which includes:
- The Neptune Fountain
- Schönbrunn Zoo
- An orangery
- The Palm House
- A botanical garden
- The Privy Garden
- The Desert House
- The 32 sculptures which represent deities and virtues
A Photo Journey Through Schönbrunn Palace And The Park
Notes To Remember
- You can enter the Palace Park free of charge during opening hours
- If you wish to visit to the Schönbrunn other attractions, you need to purchase tickets
- You’ll have to check in any backpacks (no matter the size)
- You can buy tickets online
- Self service tickets machines (payment with cards) are much faster
- Tickets machines to purchase tickets in advance, are found at the entrance hall
- You can choose the short or long tour
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