Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna

4.6
#1 of 3,918 in Things to do in Austria
A former residence of the Habsburg monarchs, Schonbrunn Palace reflects centuries of imperial Austrian history. Emperor Leopold I commissioned the palace at the end of the 17th century, but it was not for another 50 years that the palace became a focal point of court life, playing host to many European statesmen. The gardens are landscaped according to Baroque standards, forming a unit with the palace, and remain almost unchanged since the 1700s. The grounds include the oldest zoo in the world, Schonbrunn Zoo, home to more than 700 species of animals. You can explore the 1,441-room palace by purchasing a ticket; you'll find many different ticket options, which vary according to how many rooms you want to visit. Whichever option you choose, you'll follow an audio guide through the Rococo-styled rooms, listening to the stories related to each. To visit Schonbrunn Palace on your trip to Vienna, use our Vienna online day trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Schonbrunn Palace
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
40,192 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • The Grand Tour is conducted with your own personal portable speaker in more than a dozen languages and explains in detail much of the furnishings and the interiors of the palace, as well as the histor...  more »
  • Beautiful place with a singular tell it to our Chapultepec forest, many trees, and fountains no more, just beautiful
    View original
Google
  • Absolutely amazing. Love visiting Vienna as well as Schönbrunn Palace all year long. Each season is special for it's own reason! You simply travel back in time. I must admire as well the gardens. Either for a romantic walk or for running. To conclude, it's something that you shouldn't miss while in Vienna.
  • I really loved this place. There is definitely a lot to see, definitely worth the money. We spent there half of day. Loved what we saw. On top of it there is the zoo really close. I was impressed how clean and green was everything around. There is a huge park as well. Pretty much a forest. You can buy a ticket offer online. And visit 3 palaces with that offer. You won't regret it!
Places to stay near Schonbrunn Palace

Plan your trip to Vienna

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Vienna

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Vienna

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Vienna

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Vienna

4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Vienna

View all >
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Vienna

4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 3​h