Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna

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Must see · World heritage site · Castle · Architectural Building
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.
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  • We took this Palace tour because it’s Vienna’s famous museum . It was interesting to learn about its history and seeing the gorgeous rooms throughout the entire palace . Should be on one’s itinerary .  more »
  • One of the most beautiful palaces I've been...make sure you take the full tour inside the rooms!!After take your time to walk around the gardens and enjoy the rest of the monuments..you need a lot of....  more »
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  • There's the palace itself inside, and there's the huge park outside. Both are amazing. Treat yourself to the full tour of the palace (there's a cheaper, shorter one that skips the best rooms). Come early: your ticket entry will be hours away. Use that time to explore the park and adjacent attractions. Visit in warm seasons to enjoy the greenery and hedge maze.
  • There's the palace itself inside, and there's the HUGE park outside. Both are amazing. Treat yourself to the full tour of the palace (there's a cheaper, shorter one that skips the best rooms). Come early: your ticket entry will be hours away. Use that time to explore the park and adjacent attractions. Visit in warm seasons to enjoy the greenery and hedge maze. To cover the entire place you'll need a few hours.

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