Schönbrunn Palace at a Glance
- The Schönbrunn Palace is truly one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings and is part of UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage.
- The palace has a total of 1,441 rooms. Yes, you read that right, but only 45 are open to the public.
- The interior decoration is in rococo style. However, photography is not allowed!
- In the Hall of Mirrors, Mozart played at the age of 6.
- It receives 6.7 million visitors annually, and of course, there’s quite a queue. Don’t wait in line. Buying tickets online is recommended.
Schönbrunn Tickets, Free Entries, and Opening Hours***It’s recommended to buy Schönbrunn tickets online several days in advance***
- €22.00: Imperial Tour, access to 22 rooms
- €18.00: reduced for children and teenagers, students, people with special needs
- €26.00: Grand Tour, access to 40 rooms
- €19.00: reduced for children and teenagers, students, people with special needs
- €42.00: palace and garden tour, which you can book from this website
Free: children up to 6 years old enter for free
What to See at Schönbrunn Palace
The Schönbrunn Imperial Palace is a large complex consisting of the castle area and the garden. Given its vast size, especially the park, it will take at least 1.5 hours to visit everything in the best possible way and discover its priceless beauty. Here are the 5 things to see at Schönbrunn Imperial Palace!
#1 – Weissgoldzimmer, the Golden Rooms
Starting from the interior of the castle, on the ground floor, you’ll find the golden rooms. These rooms have white walls with golden stuccoes in rococo style, and Princess Sisi used to exercise here. The rooms are beyond description.
#2 – Hall of Mirrors
This room is named after the presence of many mirrors, in large gilded frames. Velvet curtains, precious rococo-style furniture complete the decoration.
#3 – Napoleon’s Room
The Napoleon Room dates from the period when the famous emperor occupied Vienna. He used the castle as his headquarters and settled in this room with his wife, with whom he had a son who died at a young age.
#4 – The Blue Staircase
In the western wing, there is a long staircase that leads to the upper floor. The staircase is covered with an equally long blue carpet, and you’ll feel like you’re in a Disney movie!
#5 – The Zoo
The zoo has more than 700 animal species and has been voted the best zoo in Europe 4 times.
How to Get to Schönbrunn Palace
💎 My Pretty Travels Tip – Get the Vienna Pass for unlimited public transportation
On foot: A lot of walking since it’s not in the city center. It takes over an hour from the center of Vienna. If you’re outside the center, it might be more accessible.
By bus: Line 10A to the Schönbrunn stop
By subway: Line U4 to the Schönbrunn stop – I took the subway and came out right at the entrance!
By tram: Lines 10 and 60 to the Schönbrunn stop