Schönbrunn Palace is a former Austrian Empire summer residence situated in Vienna, Austria. The palace is thought to have been made official in the 17th century after it was previously a mansion owned by a Roman Emperor, it is seen as one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country due to its history of Habsburg monarchs occupying the palace and shaping it to meet their needs. The baroque palace has 1,441 separate rooms and a large amount of land with landscaped gardens, it has become a popular tourist attraction since the fall of the Habsburg Monarchy. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The palace is accessible by the public transport system in Vienna. If travelling via the underground, take the U4 and get off at ‘Schönbrunn’. If travelling on the tram network, take the 10 or 60 getting off at ‘Schönbrunn’. If travelling by bus, take the 10A to ‘Schönbrunn’.
Opening Times and Admission
The palace is open every day from 8am-5.30pm. The palace runs two different tours, the ‘Imperial Tour’ which is shorter and only takes in 22 rooms or the ‘Grand Tour’ which is longer and takes in 40 rooms of the palace, they are priced at 14.20 euros and 17.50 euros respectively. Tickets can be bought online. It is also advised to read the rules of the palace before travelling also found online under ‘house rules’.