Schönbrunn Travel Guide

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Schönbrunn Things to Do

  • Inside the Schonbrunn Palace (3)

    final part of my picturesthis 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...

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  • Inside the Schonbrunn Palace (2)

    part two of my picturesthis 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...

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  • Inside the Schonbrunn Palace (1)

    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...

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  • The Grand Parterre (2)

    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...

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  • The Great Parterre (Gardens) 1

    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...

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  • Main Courtyard

    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...

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  • Schonbrunn Palace Admission Prices

    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...

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  • SOMMERNACHTSKONZERT SCHÖNBRUNN 2009

    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...

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  • Attractions at Schonbrunn

    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...

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Schönbrunn Restaurants

  • Main Restaurant of Schonbrunn Palace

    The only Café cum Restaurant in the Huge Schonbrunn Palace Complex is the Residenz Café and Restaurant, which caters to both locals and tourists of which you can have ala carte meals and desserts and even candlelit dinners (often coupled with a schombrunn dinner orchestra and palace visit which cost 95 Euros per person). It is adjacent to the Court...

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  • Vienniese Coffee & Strudel.

    After our disappointing guided tour of the Palace, and a quick turn around the wintery gardens in the rain, we were glad to sit down in the elegant surroundings of the Cafe Residenz before leaving the Palace grounds.We ordered cafe wien melange and apfel strudel - the latter was to die for, the coffee local -but not quite to our taste for stronger,...

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  • Goulash soup and wine

    If you get hungry while doing the tourist thing there are some small cafes off the side of the Palace grounds to the right when looking from the entrance. They are down a little side area between the Palace buildings near the carriage museum.Here we found a great bowl of goulash soup and brot (bread) and a real good bottle of Austrian wine all for...

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Schönbrunn Transportation

  • Walking in Schonbrunn

    the best way to tour the Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens is to walk on foot instead of hiring a horse drawn carriage which will set you back by 25 euros for just a 30 minute ride along the gardens at the back of which you can easily walk and at no additional cost. also, the palace itself is only composed of two floors and walking inside the palace is...

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  • Transport to Schonbrunn Palace

    there are many transport options going to Schonbrunn Palace from you hotel in Vienna. The most hassle free is to book a half day tour of schonbrunn palace or coupled with a Vienna city tour for the whole day of which your admission tickets and transportation will be provided (the best option actually) where you will ride a large air conditioned bus...

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  • Leisurely walk

    If you are going to Schonbrunn, it is important to give yourself half a day or more to explore because this place and its surrounding premises are very big with the gardens, zoo, monuments etc.During spring to autumn, the good weather allows you to have a leisurely stroll and this is really a very good way to spend the holidays. Take your time and...

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Schönbrunn Shopping

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    Schonbrunn Palace Souvenir Shop: Souvenir Shop in Schonbrunn Palace

    by machomikemd Written Jan 12, 2016

    There is only one accredited souvenir shop in the Schonbrunn Palace Complex and they have two locations in the area, beside the building where you buy the tickets for admission to the palace and at the exit area of the palace after the tour.the schonbrunn palace souvenir store sell everything from typical touristy items such as Schonbrunn and Vienna post cards, shirts, books, fridge magnets, shot glasses, mugs, cups and even kitchy items such as cuckoo clocks, giant beer mugs and a lot more.

    open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: all the typical touristy items you can think of and other local souvenir items as well as well as imitation products of the various valuable artifacts of schonbrunn palace and Hapsburg collections such as crystals, silverware, etc.

    What to pay: depends on what you buy, no haggling here

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Schönbrunn Local Customs

  • Apple Strudel Making Show at Court...

    as we all know that Apple Strudel is a famous Hapsburg Empire and Austrian Dessert and is the National Dessert of the country, they have daily Apple Strudel Making Show at the in House Bakery of the Schonbrunn Palace Grounds, located along the left middle building after entering the main entrance of the Palace Courtyard and just at the back of the...

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  • Exercising and playing in Schoenbrunn

    Schoenbrunn and its gardens are more than just a tourists' place. While visiting the gardens on a Saturday morning I came across many locals doing some exercise and running. It is also frequent to find mummies and daddies playing with their little children or pushing their babies' car. I find it particularly nice that this beautiful garden is in...

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  • Information and thanks

    There are many information signs around the site with a wealth of information on them. The signs will tell you a little of the history of the palace and the surrounding area.There is a tourist information area in the main town just outside of the Palace that can be most helpful with information about the trains, the local hotels and other...

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Schönbrunn Warnings and Dangers

  • No Photographs allowed inside the Palace

    once you are in the entrance of the palace at the ground floor, you can only take pictures of the various posters, pictures and dioramas which they post at the entrance to the palace of various Hapsburg personalities, various famous rooms and suites inside and their master piece artworks and items and utensils. after climbing the stairs to enter...

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  • Crowds at Schloss Schonbrunn

    Schonbrunn can be very crowded especially during the peak summer season (June to August). Do go early to avoid the mid-day crowds (see opening hours at the webpage below).The outside garden areas are OK because they are very big and well spread out, however do beware of the long queue visiting the inner premises/rooms of the Schloss Schonbrunn. It...

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Schönbrunn Tourist Traps

  • Carriage Ride in Schonbrunn Palace

    there is actually horse drown carriage rides being offered in Schonebrunn Palace of which the horse drawn carriage can sit up to 4 people and goes around the palace and some areas of the gardens for 30 minutes at a cost of 25 euros per person (if 4 in a group, if you are single then you pay 100 euros). the horse carriage are located along the...

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  • Too touristy

    I found Schoenbrunn palace too touristy, but I guess that Vienna itself is a touristy destination, so the city's highlights will definitely be packed with visitors. Amongst all the touristy highlights I visited in Vienna, this was the one that I found more packed with visitors. Go to Schoenbrunn and if you think that the palace is packed with...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Schönbrunn What to Pack

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    Climate in Vienna

    by Leipzig Updated Feb 1, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: Rainy season: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 9 – 19°C ( 49 - 66°F ); min: 1 - 9°C ( 34 - 48°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 22 – 25°C ( 71 - 75°F ); min: 12 - 15°C ( 52 - 59°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 20°C ( 43 - 68°F); min: 1 - 11°C ( 34 – 51°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 – 4°C ( 36 - 39°F); min: -2 - 1°C ( 28 - 34°F )

    There's alway a slight breeze from the Vienna Forest that makes the air clean and fresh.

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Schönbrunn Off The Beaten Path

  • A Memorial to Anton Bruckner

    We spotted this memorial plaque on an external wall of the Palace. Our guide had not "noticed" it before and could not tell us anything about it. I wanted to know if Bruckner, one of the last great Romantic composers, who had been honoured by the Austrian Court in Vienna had actually died in the Palace - or if the plaque had been transferred from...

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  • Schloss Schonbrunn at night

    Most tourist will visit Schonbrunn during daytime, but Schonbrunn is very beautiful at night with its beautiful lights (see photo). Thanks to Michael (VT member globetrott), my wife and I managed to see this on our way back from the Wachau area to Vienna.However, do note the opening hours (see webpage below) so that if you are interested to see the...

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  • The Maze at Schönbrunn Castle's park

    The Maze was started between 1698 and 1740. In the old days, the Imperial family walked through these winding hedges. Today, you can do it too.

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Schönbrunn Favorites

  • Schonbrunn Overview

    although the main Palace of the Habsburg Dynasty is at Hofburg Palace in the Center of Vienna, their Summer 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...

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  • Musical bands

    When my wife and I were at Schonbrunn in June 2008, there was a musical festival there and we saw different bands wearing traditional Austrian costumes heading to the palace. We managed to take some photos and they are located at the travelogue section of this VT page :)

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  • Great views of Schonbrunn and Vienna...

    When you are at the hill behind the Schonbrunn palace and garden, where the Gloriette and Neptune Fountain are located, you will have great views of the palace, garden and Vienna city as well.This hill has lots of benches and very popular for tourist to sit here to relax, especially during the warm summer months. The hill itself is not very steep...

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