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Top sights in Vienna
It might mean “beautiful spring,” but Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Palace is a must-see in every season. Sip gluehwein at the Christmas market or wander the extensive gardens. This palace will show you why it's Austria’s most popular tourist destination.
Vienna will forever be the global capital of classical music. Catch one of the daily Mozart and Strauss concerts in the historic Orangery. Booking in advance is recommended.
Find a map of the grounds fountains, mazes, labyrinths and botanical gardens at the info counter. For 7 euro you can even ride the Panorama train on a 55 minute guided tour.
Of the park’s nine cafes, Cafe Gloriette is the best kept secret. Atop Gloriette hill, it offers a breathtaking view of the palace and its grounds, not to mention coffee and cake.
Take a walk through imperial history -- a guided audio tour is included with your ticket. The residential and ceremonial rooms seem to go on forever, each more grand than the next.
The Schoenbrunn zoo is the oldest zoo in the world and has won the title of Europe’s Best three times.
It is, after all, Austria’s most-visited site. Schoenbrunn Palace is off the U4 Schoenbrunn stop, about a fifteen minute metro ride from the center of Vienna. Opening times for the gardens vary by season, but try to arrive around 8:30 when the palace opens daily. You will thank yourself when you see the crowd at noon.
Avoid paying an entrance fee for each garden and the palace separately, and opt for a combination pass instead. The packages range from the Classic Pass to more luxurious packages like Sisi’s Treasures, which includes a three course meal and concert in the Orangery.
- When to visit8:30AM - 5:30PM
- What is the price?The most expensive option -- A Grand Tour with a guide -- costs €18.90. For packages that include a classical concert, for instance, check out our list.
- Will I need a guide?It's not necessary, but if you want a more education experience, definitely look into it!
- How to get thereTake the metro to the U4 Schoenbrunn stop.
- Additional tipsThere's a public swimming pool tucked away in a secluded part of the grounds so bring your swimsuit!
What People Are Saying About Schonbrunn Palace
The Hop on Hop off buses were not disability friendly. My father and husband are both disabled. The driver would not wait for them to get off the bus and they had to get a taxi back from the following stop. This incurred an additional fee of 8 euros. Overall we did not feel the attitude of staff was particularly friendly. We often met with curtness, sharpness of tone and a rather dictatorial manner. Not being able to pick up book or tickets until the 1st day - did limit precious time. Hop on buses that go in a circular route create difficulties for passengers with mobility issues who may want to go the other way round to reach their destination more quickly
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Vienna is too short for couple of days! There are so many things to do and the Vienna Pass is the perfect mate for the first visitor to Vienna. Easy and fast access to best places in Vienna. You can enjoy all around beautiful city with endless things to see!
This was a great investment giving free and speedy access to a great range of options. Staff at Opernpassage and all bus terminals were so helpful and patient. Being able to avoid the long queues at the more popular attractions was a real bonus when you are trying to cram everything in on a two day pass !!. The guideboook was clear and route timetables helpfully laid out. Vienna Pass runs a very slick operation and was worth every penny of the cost.
I only had 1 full day in Vienna and I wanted to see has much as I could. With the hop on and hop off bus routes I was able to see many different areas of the city. The free entrance into the museums and fast pass was so helpful. I was able to enjoy not just what I saw from the bus but from inside the museums ad attractions (ferris wheel, train, time travel, the the tower, etc). I am coming back to Vienna and I will def get this pass again. I made the mistake of not getting the 2 day because I had a package deal for the palace, dinner and a concert. If I would have realized all that could be seen at the palace with the Vienna pass, I would have booked 2 days. I am excited to come back and explore more of Vienna.