Visitors really need to put aside a whole day for Schönbrunn because the choice of things to do here is extensive: you ... More
Schönbrunn Palace Park
Visitors really need to put aside a whole day for Schönbrunn because the choice of things to do here is extensive: you can take a lengthy walk through the beautiful royal park, visit the biggest palm house in Europe, or go to the oldest zoo in the world. The castle itself was built between 1696-1713 and became a favored imperial residence under Maria Theresia (1740-1780). Cafe in der Gloriette, the highest point in the park, offers stunning views of the castle and the city.
A Great place to Visit for a day trip. Take your time to stroll in the beautiful gardens and mazes. Why not take a train ride that takes you around the palace and stops at certain points so you can look around in that area. Do not miss lunch or Afternoon tea at the Gloreitte with its magnifcent views looking back over the palace. Its a sure romantic View. After spending time at the Gloreitte, stroll back down the sloped path that leads you back to the Neptune Fountain and take in the views from behind the fountain where there is a spectacular water fall. Why not visit the Schönbrunn Tier Garten ( Zoo) and see all the animals. Then if you have time visit inside the wonderful palace. Dont forget to take in the views of the gardens from the balcony that overlooks the gradens looking up to the Gloreitte. A beautiful way to spend a day in Vienna's magnifcent Schönbrunner Schloßpark. It will forever remain in my memories and hope to go back there again one day and do it all over again....
I've seen many palaces, it was great but more than the palace , the Gardens were awesome !!!!! If you wish to visit this , keep 5 to 6 hours for it. The gardens will blow you away. Never seen more beautiful gardens !!!!!!!!
This was an amazing place to visit. I recommend this place to anyone who goes to Vienna. We went on Christmas and it was a magical place to visit. We wish we had taken the tour because we went up where the king would have given his speeches and you could see inside the palace there and it looked amazing. Give yourself sometime if you do decide to go there. Also, you may want to eat a little before you go. We also visited the Palm house that was there, and it was a delightful place to visit.
I did not have the opportunity to go inside the castle due to some time restrictions. I was able to walk the gardens and walk up to the top of the terraces behind the castle. The views of the city were spectacular. The gardens are truly a work of art in themselves. I could have spent all day just walking around this wonderful property. Next time I will make a point of coming back and actually going inside.
Schonbrunn Palace and its expansive grounds need a lot of time to explore. My first visit on May 23 I spent my time visiting the Zoo, the Palm House and Desert House, the Gloriette pavilion, the Neptune fountain, the Coach House Restaurant (great meals there) and just walking around taking photos. The grounds are beautifully designed and landscaped.
On May 24 I took a city bus tour which included a tour inside Schonbrunn palace. It is just so impressive inside, the decor is opulent and the detailing amazing. I definitely recommend touring inside the palace as well as the grounds. Tours also allow you to meet other tourists with the same interests. I met a really nice Australian who was also interested in human resources and visiting Canada.
What can I say title says it all, the palace is a stunning and unusually modern full of fantastic and varied rooms I definitely recommend buying the classic pass, you get to see whole palace and wander the beautiful gardens with a suprise around every corner especially in the mazes!This ticket also gets you one of the best views of Vienna from the top of cafe gloriette, we almost missed it but if you climb the hill don't forget to treat yourself to a slice of cake and a coffee simply a must. Probably the best day of the entire visit!
This was the best vacation spot in all of Austria!
Even in front of the gian ferris wheel, the gradens were simply amazing. I just love the fountains, gardens, and perfectly cut trees. It made you feel like you weren't in the 21st century anymore.
Not to mention the garden maze. My brother and I could not get out, but we did eventually. (Just keep your hand on the left side of the wall...) Still, way fun!!
It was Spring, tourist season, and it took a while to get into the palace, but WHAT A TREAT! It couldn't get any better than this. You gotta go!
I think it's an excellent palace! The palace itself is not that huge but the garden behind is very huge and just perfect. Once you enter, you'll be impressed at first sight! I was in Vienna twice, once with my friend and once with my family. I really like that palace. If you visit Vienna, don't miss visiting it ;)
The palace is huge!! Take the extended tour, it cost a little more but you are able to see so much more of the palace. Its amazing. If you don't like tours you don't have to take one to enjoy the atmospher. There is a garden maze in the back and a great little zoo, the first in Vienna. The gardens are beautiful and there is an amplitheatre in the back that is used for concerts. It is a must if you are in Vienna!
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