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Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace is one of Europe's most beautiful Baroque complexes and has been in the possession of the Habsburgs since 1569. The wife of Emperor Ferdinand II, Eleonore von Gonzaga, had a pleasure palace built on the site in 1642 and called the property "Schönbrunn" for the first time. The palace and garden complex created from 1696 onwards following the siege of Vienna was complete redesigned under Maria Theresa after 1743. Today, due to its historical significance, its unique layout and magnificent furnishings, the palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

1,441 rooms for Emperor Franz Joseph and "Sisi"

Emperor Franz Joseph was born in Schönbrunn Palace in 1830. The monarch spent the last years of his life here in their entirety. Schönbrunn Palace has a total of 1,441 rooms, 45 of which can be visited. The interiors are in the Rococo style. Mozart made music in the mirrored hall of Schönbrunn Palace as a six year-old prodigy. In the Round Chinese Cabinet, Maria Theresa held her secret conferences with State Chancellor Prince Kaunitz. Napoleon held conferences in the Vieux Lacque Room. And in the Blue Chinese Salon, Emperor Charles I signed his renunciation of government (end of the monarchy). The Millions Room, paneled with rosewood and decorated with valuable miniatures from India and Persia, ranks amongst the most beautiful Rococo rooms in existence. The Congress of Vienna convened in the Grand Gallery in 1814/15.

From hunting grounds to Baroque garden

Schönbrunn Palace park is open to visitors free of charge all year round and is home to impressive fountains, statues, monuments, trees and flowers as well as the magnificent Gloriette. The Imperial Carriage Museum, Crown Prince Garden, Orangery Garden, Maze & Labyrinth, Zoo, Palm House and Desert Experience House are also part of the palace park and can be visited for an admission fee.

Tip: Remember that Schönbrunn Palace is the most visited tourist attraction in Austria. You should therefore buy your ticket online in advance from the comfort of your home to avoid long lines at the ticket counter: www.imperialtickets.com

Find information about the imperial family Habsburg on "The World of Habsburgs"

Experience the imperial court virtually

In a 24-minute, technically lavishly produced virtual reality film, visitors can experience the history of the palace and the everyday life of the monarchy with digital glasses and immersive 360° content. A colorful mix of 3D animations and re-enacted scenes starts by providing visitors with information about the palace building and the history of the Habsburgs. After that, the film looks in depth at the two radiant personalities of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Sisi. Special focus was placed on the historical authenticity and the detailed digital replica of the ceremonial rooms and Schönbrunn Palace theater. That makes it really easy to immerse yourself. The Crown Prince apartment and the Bergl Rooms, in which the performances are held, are worth a long look. You can find more information on the website.

Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn)

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -6%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Classic Pass: 36€ instead of 38€ (incl. audio guide, valid from 2.4.-3.11.) /
      Classic Pass Plus: 68€ instead of 73€ (incl. audio guide, valid from 2.4.-3.11.)/
      Sisi Ticket (Grand Tour / Schönbrunn Palace; Sisi Museum; Vienna Furniture Museum): 45,00€ instead of 49,00€ (incl. audio guide) /

      Tickets on www.imperialtickets.com and on site

      Please book here to get your Vienna City Card discount:

  • Opening times

    • 03 November 2023 to 01 April 2024
      • (Last entry: 16:15 h) daily, 08:30 - 17:00
    • 02 April to 03 November 2024
      • (Last entry: 16:45 h) daily, 08:30 - 17:30
    • 04 November 2024 to 31 March 2025
      • (Last entry: 16:15 h) daily, 08:30 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at main entrance portal (Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse, 3 parking spaces), Meidlinger Tor (2 parking spaces), close to Kavalierstrakt as well as Valerietrakt (2 parking spaces) and Fürstenstöckl (1 parking space)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Free wheelchair rental – contact attendant at main portal (3 wheelchairs) or at Hietzinger Tor and at Meidlinger Tor (1 wheelchair each). Supplemental devices available for the visually impaired. Tours for visitors with with disabilities or special needs on request. Museum Sign Language Guide available in ÖGS and IS for the Imperial or Grand Tour, prior reservation recommended, further information: https://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/visitor-information/barrier-free-access

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms: no steps. Freight elevator for extra wide wheelchairs: door width: 160 cm, cabin depth: 220 cm, cabin width: 156 cm.

      Ticket Center in the Gardetrakt by the main gate, stepless access, door width: approx. 144 cm, wheelchair-accessible restroom can be reached by wheelchair platform lift – platform 110/140 cm, door width: 90 cm in the corridor area and 94 cm to the outdoors, accessible from outside with a Euro-Key.



Gloriette

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 5,50€ / reduced ticket price: 4,50€
      Tickets available on site

  • Opening times

    • 02 April to 30 June
      • daily, 09:30 - 17:30
    • 01 July to 31 August
      • daily, 09:30 - 18:30
    • 01 September to 26 October
      • daily, 09:30 - 17:00
    • 27 October to 03 November
      • daily, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Main entrance: 25 steps to the ticket office, 76 steps to the terrace, door width: Terrace: 101 cm, ticket office: 81 cm, single revolving door, turnstile: 53 cm.

      wheelchair-accessible restroom, approx. 50 m to the west in the park,

Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna (Kaiserliche Wagenburg Wien)

Schloss Schönbrunn
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -8%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 12€

  • Opening times

    • 15 March to 30 November
      • daily, 09:00 - 17:00
    • 01 December to 14 March
      • daily, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Accessibility

    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Special tours for people with special needs on request; More information: kunstvermittlung@khm.at or Tel. +43 1 525 24-5202;

    • Comments

      Main entrance: steps (more than 3 cm), double doors (each 68 cm wide), entrance to the collection: double swinging doors, total width 130cm, exhibition area: flat floors, wheelchair-accessible. Second floor area reachable via steps (width 128 cm, 12 steps, landing, then 155 cm, 10 steps, handrail on both sides of the steps, 100 cm high). Restroom outside Coach Collection currently not barrier-free!

Schönbrunn Zoo Entrance via Hietzinger Tor/Hietzinger Hauptstraße

Schönbrunner Schlosspark
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -15%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 27€ /
      Savings: 4€

  • Opening times

    • January
      • daily, 09:00 - 16:30
    • February
      • daily, 09:00 - 17:00
    • March
      • daily, 09:00 - 17:30
    • April to September
      • daily, 09:00 - 18:30
    • October to December
      • daily, 09:00 - 16:30
      • ACHTUNG: Bis zur Umstellung auf die Winterzeit gelten im Oktober die September-Öffnungszeiten
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Elisabethallee, entrance Tirolerhof
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request.

    • Comments

      Access to buildings and enclosures without steps or via ramp.

Palm House (Palmenhaus) in Schönbrunn Palace Gardens, entrance at Hietzinger Tor

Schlosspark Schönbrunn
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -11%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 9€ / Savings: 1€

  • Opening times

    • May to September
      • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • October to April
      • daily, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Last entry is half an hour before closing.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 1 Steps (Swinging doors 110 cm wide)
      • Ramp 110 cm long , 18 cm high
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with special needs on request (groups of more than 10).

    • Comments

      Floor quite moist in some places. Admission for escort free in some cases.

Schönbrunn: Maze

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 5,50€ / reduced ticket price: 4,50€
      Tickets available on site

  • Opening times

    • 02 April to 30 June
      • daily, 09:30 - 17:30
    • 01 July to 31 August
      • daily, 09:30 - 18:30
    • 01 September to 26 October
      • daily, 09:30 - 17:00
    • 27 October to 03 November
      • daily, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Door 100 cm wide)
        via park
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Viewing platform only accessible by steps

Schönbrunn Palace Park Entrance at Hietzinger Tor

Maxingstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • March
      • daily, 06:30 - 19:00
    • April
      • daily, 06:30 - 20:00
    • May to July
      • daily, 06:30 - 21:00
    • August to September
      • daily, 06:30 - 20:00
    • October
      • daily, 06:30 - 19:00
    • November to February
      • daily, 06:30 - 17:30
  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Sightseeing-train through the palace park with hydraulic auto-lift for wheelchairs. Daily between 10 am and 6 pm from mid March until the end of October. Reduced price for wheelchair-users.

    • Comments

      Daily until dusk, some sights only accessible through gentle climbs and over gravel paths.

Schönbrunn Palace Virtual Reality

Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47
Schloss Schönbrunn / Kronprinzenappartements
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 24,90€ (adults), 17,20€ (children) / Reduced ticket price: 19,90€ (adults), 13,80€ (children) / Tickets available on site

  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:00 - 17:00
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