Imperial Highlights

Schönbrunn Palace

The former summer residence of the Habsburgs is sure to make an imperial impression with its ceremonial rooms and magnificent gardens. Once the residence of Maria Theresia, Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Sisi, the Schönbrunn Palace is among the most beautiful Baroque buildings in Europe.

While your are there, you can pop by the Gloriette at the top of the hill for a glorious view of the city and surrounding gardens. Afterwards, catch a merry puppet show at the zoo’s Marionette theater or take a spin through the Imperial Carriage Museum.

1,441 ROOMS OF SPLENDOR FOR EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEPH AND HIS SISSI

The Schönbrunn Palace boasts a total of 1,441 rooms, 45 of which are available to the public for visitation. Admire the Rococo-style interiors and become enchanted by the castle’s unique flair and its singular place in Austria’s history, where Emperor Franz Joseph was born in 1830 and where he lived out his final years as well.

In its famous Hall of Mirrors, a six-year-old prodigy by the name of Mozart once amazed the aristocracy, while Maria Theresia held her secret conferences with Chancellor Prince Kaunitz in the Round Chinese Room. Napoleon met with his generals here in the early 1800s, and Emperor Charles abdicated in these historic rooms, ending the long-standing Austrian monarchy in 1918.

OPENING HOURS

Monday – Thursday

8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

(Ticket sales from 8:00 a.m.)

Tip: Book your ticket online in advance to avoid long waiting times at the ticket booth.

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