Guided Tour of Schönbrunn Palace
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What you'll do
Explore the Baroque brilliance of the gorgeous Schönbrunn Palace and learn some of its most intimate details from your very own expert guide.
Take a Guided Tour of Schönbrunn Palace with Go City®
- With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
- Be led around this World Heritage site with an expert guide waiting for you with a green umbrella at the fountain in the Schönbrunn courtyard.
- Your pass gives you access to dozens more of the city's top attractions, so make sure to check them out!
The magnificent summer residence of the Habsburg family truly is something to behold.
Schönbrunn is Austria’s most famous and most beautiful Baroque palace, with unparalleled richness in history, character, and architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage site is recognized around the world for its beauty and is a landmark synonymous with imperial Vienna.
With Good Tours, you will see everything there is to see and learn everything there is to learn about this majestic royal residence. You’ll meet your guide in the Grand Court of Honour at the palace’s entrance and be taken on a journey of discovery through this historic icon. Just look for the green umbrellas to find your guide!
Step back in time to a regency era and see how the royal court lived in this sumptuous palace. But of course, not all royal stories are such fairytales – as you will learn when your guide fills you in on some shocking details that hide behind the gilded doors…!
And don’t leave without taking a wander around the glorious gardens. Here you’ll find beautiful fountains, perfectly manicured hedges and lawns, a cheeky red squirrel or two, and of course Schönbrunn park’s crowning glory: the Gloriette. This gorgeous colonnaded structure lords it over the palace from high on a hill and used to serve as a supposedly informal garden dining hall. These days plays host to a little coffeehouse that provides the most remarkable panorama of the grounds and beyond to the city – views that you can sip in with your coffee.
After the tour of the interior of Schönbrunn Palace ends, why not visit the famous “Strudelshow” where you can experience how a traditional Viennese apple strudel is prepared. Or, if that’s not enough you can even take the opportunity to visit the oldest working zoo in the world in the magnificent palace grounds – the Tiergarten Schönbrunn.
Highlights of the tour
Ehrenhofbrunnen – the Ehrenhof fountain is one of the sculptural centerpieces of the imposing Court of Honour and the starting point of your tour.
The Great Gallery – a striking 40-meter long room with glorious golden sculpted stucco and beautiful frescoes on the ceiling that has served as a ballroom, royal reception room, and banqueting hall.
Hall of Ceremonies – a grand ceremonial hall is an antechamber to the private apartments and was once used for celebrations and royal christenings.
The Mirrors Room – this crystal mirror-lined chamber is said to be where a young Mozart held a private concert for Empress Maria Theresa at just six years old.
The Marie Antoinette Room – formal dinners were held in this sumptuous dining hall where the strictest etiquette was practiced and conversation had to be hushed.
The Gloriette – elevated at the south end of the luscious gardens, this gorgeous pavilion now houses a café with the best views of the city.
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Know before you go
This attraction requires advanced booking.
Meeting point: enter Schönbrunn grounds at the main gate in Schönbrunner Schloßstraße and head to the first fountain on the right-hand side. Look for the green umbrellas! You will be asked to present your pass at the start of the tour.
For more information, please visit the attraction website.
Where you'll be
Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, null, Vienna, AT
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