In Schönbrunn Palace, visitors can experience this great history first hand. And even small visitors to the site of the imperial summer residence will have fun there: Here is the world's oldest zoo with numerous attractions.
What to expect in Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace was built by Emperor Leopold I in the late 17th century. At the glamorous height of the Habsburg Empire under Empress Maria Theresia, it was the imperial summer residence. The magnificent architecture and sumptuous interior make Schönbrunn a remarkable place in the Danube Metropolis. The rooms in the palace are used for representation purposes to this day.
Our tip: Explore Schönbrunn Palace on a guided tour. They range from the Imperial Tour, a small tour through 22 rooms, up to the Sisi ticket. In addition to visiting the Schönbrunn Palace, you will have the opportunity to explore the Imperial Furniture Collection and the Hofburg with the Imperial Apartments, where the Silver Collection and the Sisi Museum are located too. The prices of these tours range from € 13.30 to € 55.50 for adults and € 9.80 to € 30.50 for children. A family ticket for Schönbrunn Palace, the Children's Museum and Schloss Hof in Marchfeld is € 46,20. This ticket is valid for two adults and up to three children. Take the opportunity to visit the temporary exhibitions on the Habsburg's history at Schönbrunn Palace.
Reside like the Emperors in Schönbrunn Palace
You want to feel like a king or a princess? Book one night in the Imperial Suite in the eastern wing of Schönbrunn Palace. On 167 square meters, there are two bedrooms, two living rooms, two bathrooms and a kitchenette.
A special highlight: The Park of Schönbrunn Palace with the Zoo
Franz I had a zoo created around a pavilion in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. Animals from around the world live here in their natural environment, for example in the Desert House, Rainforest House or the South America Park. In addition to various guided tours, educational events and special events such as the Safari Dinner are offered. The zoo is open from 9 am throughout the year. The entrance fee is € 16.50 for adults, and € 8 for children above the age of six. For groups of at least ten visitors, there is a reduced entrance fee.