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Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna

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A former residence of the Habsburg monarchs, Schonbrunn Palace reflects centuries of imperial Austrian history. Emperor Leopold I commissioned the palace at the end of the 17th century, but it was not for another 50 years that the palace became a focal point of court life, playing host to many European statesmen. The gardens are landscaped according to Baroque standards, forming a unit with the palace, and remain almost unchanged since the 1700s. The grounds include the oldest zoo in the world, Schonbrunn Zoo, home to more than 700 species of animals. You can explore the 1,441-room palace by purchasing a ticket; you'll find many different ticket options, which vary according to how many rooms you want to visit. Whichever option you choose, you'll follow an audio guide through the Rococo-styled rooms, listening to the stories related to each. To visit Schonbrunn Palace on your trip to Vienna, use our Vienna online day trip planner.
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  • We had a private tour with a meal and concert included, as I can't walk long distances we used one of the palaces wheelchairs (just left ID as a deposit). The tour was with an audio guide downloaded.....  more
    We had a private tour with a meal and concert included, as I can't walk long distances we used one of the palaces wheelchairs (just left ID as a deposit). The tour was with an audio guide downloaded.....  more »
  • The first thing that spring to mind regarding our visit was the efficiency and service by staff. My daughter required a wheelchair for the tour and they were easily lent from the entry to the rooms... 
    The first thing that spring to mind regarding our visit was the efficiency and service by staff. My daughter required a wheelchair for the tour and they were easily lent from the entry to the rooms...  more »
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  • An Austrian palace with big gardens, rose garden and a botanic garden. Easy to get using public transportation. I took the 22 rooms self-tour (Imperial, 18€), and got audio guide included. Most of the rooms are not special or beautiful, the last 4-5 are the interesting rooms. If you have 2-3 free hours, it can be nice (but not a must). I was on February and the plants are in hibernation. I believe the gardens are beautiful on the spring / summer.
  • The entire area and the buildings are awesome. Great place to visit and i think it's also worth visiting without buying the pass and just walk around the garden. The museum is nice but I found it high cost for not so much, I would advice to get the classic pass to get the most out of it. Also, buy in advance and reserve a time slot.

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