Schönbrunn Palace was the Habsburg rulers‘ primary summer residence, and it is located in Hietzing, Vienna’s 13th district. It’s one of the country’s most significant architectural, cultural and historical landmark, built in Rococo style. It has become major tourist attraction in both Vienna and Austria, since 1950s.
The complex consists of palace with many areas opened for public, museums, large garden with statues, a zoo and Orangerie. Usually it takes at least an entire day to see all points of interest in the area.
|Location||Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, 13th district, Hietzing|
|How to get there||U4, Wien Hütteldorf from Schwedenplatz or U3, Wien Ottakring from Stefansplatz (plus tram No. 10), or bus 10A|
|Ticket Price||From $10, depends on the package|
|Opening hours||7 days a week, 10:00-17:00|
The palace has more than 1,400 rooms so there are several different tour types offered for visitors: grand tour, imperial tour or ground floor tour.
Schönbrunn (“beautiful spring”) was popular hunting and recreational area for royals, long before anything was built there. The original idea was to build hunting lodge, but gradually project grew to become a massive palace, which took its final shape and style in 18th century.