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    Inside the Schonbrunn Palace (3)

    by machomikemd Written Jan 12, 2016

    final part of my pictures

    this will be a three part tip with more pictures inside the palace which I took rather stealthily as no photographs are allowed inside.

    Palace of Schonbrunn, located near the outskirts of Vienna is famous the world over as it is a testament to the Architectural Grandeur of the Schonbrunn Palace as it is a Unesco World Heritage Site and it was made to rival the famous Versailles Palace of the French Empire as the Hapsburgs wanted to have an architectural masterpiece to call their own. Schonbrunn Palace was built in 1599 as a summer palace where Emperor Maxmillian would do his summer hunts of various game and since then was the official summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchy up to 1916.

    It is now Vienna's most popular tourist destination with more than 5 million visitors yearly which visits the palace and it's gardens and attractions inside such as Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Palmenhaus, Wüstenhaus and the Wagenburg.

    Opens: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm everyday

    here is a general layout of the Palace tour which I got from the Schonbrunn Palace Website:

    This tour of the imperial apartments which will take you on a journey through the centuries starts behind a massive door at the top of the Blue Staircase. It begins in the west wing of the palace, with the apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth, which are furnished in 19th-century style, and continues through the state rooms in the central wing. From there the tour proceeds to the richly-appointed apartments once occupied by Maria Theresa. The Franz Karl Apartments, which were occupied by Emperor Franz Joseph's parents, Archduchess Sophie and Archduke Franz Karl, conclude the tour.

    All the rooms in the palace have their own stories to tell, stories on the margins of great historical events which are indicative of the lifestyle, atmosphere and world view of the imperial era.

    Rooms on the ground floor

    On the ground floor are the private apartments of the Imperial Family, socalled the Berglrooms: Gisela Apartments, the Goess Apartments and the Crown Prince Apartments with their frescoes by Johann Bergl. These Rooms are open to groups only by appointment.
    Guided tour of the Bergl Rooms

    The White and Gold Rooms on the ground floor can be the scene of your special event.
    Venues in the palace: Whit and Gold Rooms

    The Palace Chapel is still used for weddings, baptisms, fairs and church events.

    Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Directions: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Phone: +43 1 811 13-239

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en.html

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    Inside the Schonbrunn Palace (2)

    by machomikemd Written Jan 12, 2016

    part two of my pictures

    this will be a three part tip with more pictures inside the palace which I took rather stealthily as no photographs are allowed inside.

    Palace of Schonbrunn, located near the outskirts of Vienna is famous the world over as it is a testament to the Architectural Grandeur of the Schonbrunn Palace as it is a Unesco World Heritage Site and it was made to rival the famous Versailles Palace of the French Empire as the Hapsburgs wanted to have an architectural masterpiece to call their own. Schonbrunn Palace was built in 1599 as a summer palace where Emperor Maxmillian would do his summer hunts of various game and since then was the official summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchy up to 1916.

    It is now Vienna's most popular tourist destination with more than 5 million visitors yearly which visits the palace and it's gardens and attractions inside such as Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Palmenhaus, Wüstenhaus and the Wagenburg.

    Opens: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm everyday

    here is a general layout of the Palace tour which I got from the Schonbrunn Palace Website:

    This tour of the imperial apartments which will take you on a journey through the centuries starts behind a massive door at the top of the Blue Staircase. It begins in the west wing of the palace, with the apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth, which are furnished in 19th-century style, and continues through the state rooms in the central wing. From there the tour proceeds to the richly-appointed apartments once occupied by Maria Theresa. The Franz Karl Apartments, which were occupied by Emperor Franz Joseph's parents, Archduchess Sophie and Archduke Franz Karl, conclude the tour.

    All the rooms in the palace have their own stories to tell, stories on the margins of great historical events which are indicative of the lifestyle, atmosphere and world view of the imperial era.

    Rooms on the ground floor

    On the ground floor are the private apartments of the Imperial Family, socalled the Berglrooms: Gisela Apartments, the Goess Apartments and the Crown Prince Apartments with their frescoes by Johann Bergl. These Rooms are open to groups only by appointment.
    Guided tour of the Bergl Rooms

    The White and Gold Rooms on the ground floor can be the scene of your special event.
    Venues in the palace: Whit and Gold Rooms

    The Palace Chapel is still used for weddings, baptisms, fairs and church events.

    Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Directions: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Phone: +43 1 811 13-239

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en.html

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    Inside the Schonbrunn Palace (1)

    by machomikemd Updated Jan 12, 2016

    this will be a three part tip with more pictures inside the palace which I took rather stealthily as no photographs are allowed inside.

    Palace of Schonbrunn, located near the outskirts of Vienna is famous the world over as it is a testament to the Architectural Grandeur of the Schonbrunn Palace as it is a Unesco World Heritage Site and it was made to rival the famous Versailles Palace of the French Empire as the Hapsburgs wanted to have an architectural masterpiece to call their own. Schonbrunn Palace was built in 1599 as a summer palace where Emperor Maxmillian would do his summer hunts of various game and since then was the official summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchy up to 1916.

    It is now Vienna's most popular tourist destination with more than 5 million visitors yearly which visits the palace and it's gardens and attractions inside such as Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Palmenhaus, Wüstenhaus and the Wagenburg.

    Opens: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm everyday

    here is a general layout of the Palace tour which I got from the Schonbrunn Palace Website:

    This tour of the imperial apartments which will take you on a journey through the centuries starts behind a massive door at the top of the Blue Staircase. It begins in the west wing of the palace, with the apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth, which are furnished in 19th-century style, and continues through the state rooms in the central wing. From there the tour proceeds to the richly-appointed apartments once occupied by Maria Theresa. The Franz Karl Apartments, which were occupied by Emperor Franz Joseph's parents, Archduchess Sophie and Archduke Franz Karl, conclude the tour.

    All the rooms in the palace have their own stories to tell, stories on the margins of great historical events which are indicative of the lifestyle, atmosphere and world view of the imperial era.

    Rooms on the ground floor

    On the ground floor are the private apartments of the Imperial Family, socalled the Berglrooms: Gisela Apartments, the Goess Apartments and the Crown Prince Apartments with their frescoes by Johann Bergl. These Rooms are open to groups only by appointment.
    Guided tour of the Bergl Rooms

    The White and Gold Rooms on the ground floor can be the scene of your special event.
    Venues in the palace: Whit and Gold Rooms

    The Palace Chapel is still used for weddings, baptisms, fairs and church events.

    Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Directions: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Phone: +43 1 811 13-239

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en.html

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    The Grand Parterre (2)

    by machomikemd Written Jan 11, 2016

    part two of my Grand Parterre (Gardens) tip with more pictures.

    at the back of the Schonbrunn Palace is where the huge Gardens are located, and unlike in Versailles Palace is France where you need to present a separate ticket to enter the gardens, here, the admission ticket of schonbrunn palace, the entrance to the gardens is included in the price of which you can have time to go around the huge gardens (if you are not pressed for time if not in a group tour that is). The huge garden was built in 1695 and contains various areas such as Tiergarten, orangerie, Meidlinger Vertiefung, botanical garden, Neptune Fountain, Gloriette Sculpture, Roman Ruins, Friedhof Hietzing, etc.

    Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Directions: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Phone: +43 1 811 13-239

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en.html

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    The Great Parterre (Gardens) 1

    by machomikemd Written Jan 11, 2016

    this will be a two part tip with more pictures around the huge grand parterre area of the palace.

    at the back of the Schonbrunn Palace is where the huge Gardens are located, and unlike in Versailles Palace is France where you need to present a separate ticket to enter the gardens, here, the admission ticket of schonbrunn palace, the entrance to the gardens is included in the price of which you can have time to go around the huge gardens (if you are not pressed for time if not in a group tour that is). The huge garden was built in 1695 and contains various areas such as Tiergarten, orangerie, Meidlinger Vertiefung, botanical garden, Neptune Fountain, Gloriette Sculpture, Roman Ruins, Friedhof Hietzing, etc.

    Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Directions: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Phone: +43 1 811 13-239

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en.html

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    Main Courtyard

    by machomikemd Written Jan 11, 2016

    the Grand Schonbrunn Palace has quite a large main courtyard occupying the front area of the palace of which is lined by a main cobblestone road in the middle where only the royal coaches of the monarchy would pass and two large fountains with sculptures at the sides and is enclosed by several buildings lying parallel to the courtyard where the restaurant, the ticket office, the Imperial Children Buildings, the Museum Shop and the Theater are located. lots of people take panoramic photos, videos and selfies from this area.

    Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Directions: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Phone: +43 1 81113239

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at

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    Schonbrunn Palace Admission Prices

    by machomikemd Updated Jan 11, 2016

    there are many kinds of tickets and combination tours of Schonbrunn Palace of which you can choose if you are going on your own (if booked on a group tour, it is usually the Grand tour with audio guides which usually cost 18.90 euros per person for adults and 12 euros fro children 6 to 18 which is included in the tour price). if you are goind to Schonbrunn Palace on your own via public transport or Hop on Bus, then you have several combinations for the admission prices such as:

    1) Imperial Tour- This tour will give you a picture of the different stylistic eras of the imperial monarchy and the lifes of the palace´s inhabitants. You will see the state rooms and private apartments of Franz Joseph and Sisi and lasts 40 minutes and cost 12.90 euros for adults and 9.90 euros for children.

    2) Grand Tour- Besides the state rooms and private apartments of the imperial couple you´ll also see the precious 18th-century interiors from the time of Maria Theresia and cost 15.90 euros for adults and 10.15 euros for children,

    3) Sisi Ticket: 1 ticket for 3 imperial attractions:

    Schönbrunn Palace
    Imperial Furniture Collection
    Vienna Hofburg with the Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum and the Imperial Silver Collection

    cost is 25 euros for adults and 16.50 euros for children

    4) Guided tour of the palace & concert 4.30 pm guided tour | 8.30 pm concert which cost 59.00 euros per person and 95 euros if with dinner.

    the palace is open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm during summer and spring and up to 5:00 pm in winter and fall.

    you can buy the tickets at the ticket booth located at the building to the right after entering the palace complex or book and pay online.

    Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Directions: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Phone: +43 1 811 13-239

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en.html

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    SOMMERNACHTSKONZERT SCHÖNBRUNN 2009

    by ranger49 Updated Mar 16, 2009

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    We picked up a brochure about the Summer's Night concerts given in the Palace grounds and wished we could be there for the next one in June 2009.
    I can't imagine a more Viennese musical occasion - other than, of course, the New years Day Concert.

    If you plan to be in Vienna in early June, appreciate classical music and enjoy special occasions this FREE event should be on your list of things to do.

    SOMMERNACHTSKONZERT SCHÖNBRUNN 2009

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
    Date & Time: Thursday, June 4, 2009, 9:00 PM
    Place: Schönbrunn Palace Gardens (in front of the Neptune Fountain)
    A-1130 Vienna
    ADMISSION FREE! No reservations available.
    Vienna Philharmonic
    Program
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade G Major, KV 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
    Manuel de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
    Modest Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
    Johann Strauss II: A Thousand and One Nights, Waltz, op. 346
    Johann Strauss II: Wiener Blut, Waltz, op. 354

    http://www.sommernachtskonzert.at/index.php?set_language=en&cccpage=home

    Address: Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna.

    Website: http://www.sommernachtskonzert.at/index.php?set_language=en&cccpage=home

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    Attractions at Schonbrunn

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    Personally, I found the Schonbrunn website (see below) to be very imformative when planning a trip, including the various attractions, history, opening hours etc.

    Useful subpage are:
    http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/plan-your-visit/directions.html
    http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/plan-your-visit/opening-hours.html
    http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/plan-your-visit/admission-charges.html
    http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/plan-your-visit/tickets-tours.html
    http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/things-to-know.html

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/home.html

    The Taubenhaus at Schonbrunn, Vienna
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    Palace gardens (Part 2)

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    More photographs of the palace gardens are shown here as well as the travelogue section of this VT page. In general, the best season to visit would be summer to autumn. Early summer (e.g. June) would be good because there would be less crowds.

    Overall, my wife and I had an enjoyable time walking around the palace gardens :)

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/things-to-know/gardens.html

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    Palace gardens (Part 1)

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    The park gardens of the Schonbrunn was opened to the public since 1779 and it is still a very popular spot till today. Most of the garden areas are free-of-charge and consist of beautiful lawned grounds, colourful flowers, statues, walking paths, fountains etc.

    This is a very good place to relax and spend some quality time, more information is at the webpage below, and more photos are at part 2 of this tip as well as the travelogue section of this VT page.

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/things-to-know/gardens.html

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    Schonbrunn Zoo

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    There is a zoo located at the premises of the Schonbrunn. Due to time constraint, my wife and I did not visit the zoo. If you are interested, more information is at the official website of the zoo below.

    Website: http://www.zoovienna.at/e/index.html

    The zoo at Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
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    Neptunbrunnen (Neptune Fountain)

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    The Neptune Fountain is a very impressive fountain of very detailed architecture located at the bottom of the hill behind the palace just after the garden area. You can actually walk up to the statues on top of the fountain via a path and take close-up photos of the statues as well as good views of the palace through the statues as shown in the main photograph of mt VT Schonbrunn page.

    Detailed information on the Neptune Fountain is at the webpage below, and more photographs are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/things-to-know/tour-through-the-park/neptune-fountain.html

    Neptunbrunnen (Neptune Fountain), Vienna, Austria
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    Roman ruins and statues

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    Originally known as the Ruin of Carthage, the Roman Ruin was designed by the architect Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg and built in 1778. It was recently restored and consists of a rectangular pool enclosed by a massive arch with lateral walls, evoking the impression of an ancient edifice slowly crumbling into the ground. In the pool in front of the ruin is a seemingly haphazard arrangement of stone fragments supporting a figural group which symbolises the rivers Danube and Enns.

    As for the statues, there are a total of 32 of them at the garden area and they were built between 1773 and 1780 under the direction of William Beyer.

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/home.html

    A statue outside Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
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    Gloriette

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    The Gloriette structure on the hill behind the Schonbrunn palace was built in 1775. Maria Theresa decided the Gloriette to be designed to glorify Habsburg's power and the Just War, and thereby ordered to recycle the stones which was left from the almost-demolition of Schloss Neugebäude. Now, the Gloriette houses a cafe and it offers great views of the city, palace and its premises since it is on top of the hill.

    Website: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/home.html

    The Gloriette at Schloss Schonbrunn, Vienna
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