Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour
- Skip the line
- Duration: 1 hour
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.
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Very good tour of the castle and gardens. Viennese guide , Lisa , who spoke excellent English. Tour was also laced with humor. Organization was present 30 minutes in advance. Everything was perfectly arranged.
An entertaining tour that was a lot of fun. Our guide cast a spell over us with his knowledge. It was definitely not our last tour
Eddy is a great guide! Vertrkkn Nice person and veel polite. A walking Wikipedia ! Thank you verry much Eddy!!!
The tour was nice and interesting. Impressive! The guide Eduard did a great job !!!!
The tour was very nice because the guide didn't use many dates.