Schönbrunn Palace

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Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria was once the summer residence of the imperial family. I am sure you heard of Marie Antionette! You can roam the grounds and amongst other things venture into her room which is among the 1,441 rooms of this infamously extravagant palace!  The gardens are jaw-droppingly beautiful, extending to 1.2km wide and 1km in length. No wonder it is one of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites! Fun Fact: Schönbrunn means beautiful spring.

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Cost

The gardens are free to enter, however if you want to go into the palace, you have to pay € 11,50. If you purchase the Sisi Ticket, then you get entrance into the Schönbrunn Palace, Imperial Furniture Collection and Hofburg Wien for € 25,50. The Hofburg Wien includes the Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum and the Imperial Silver Collection, so I think the Sisi Ticket is definteily worth the extra cost.

Strudel Lovers

If you want fresh, authentic strudel on the Schloß Schönbrunn grounds, go to the Court Bakery which is a vaulted cellar beneath the Café Restaurant Residenz. You can watch a Strudel Show, where pastry chefs make authentic Viennese apple strudel. Afterwards, you can even sample a piece. If you do not want to watch the show, you can just go and purchase yourself a lovely warm piece of strudel. I did and it was delicious!

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I did not realize how enormous the grounds were so unfortunately, I did not have enough time to explore all of the palace and gardens but now I have an excuse to go back! If you decide to go, plan to stay the full day so you get to explore everything.

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12 thoughts on “Schönbrunn Palace

  1. Looks absolutely amazing! We were in Austria this year and I so wanted to go to vienna..hopefully next time, this place looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. Christine. I gotta say, love how your posts are always so informative for anyone who’s actually planning a trip there! (It’s making us want to plan one too!)

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  3. Never been to Vienna, it looks lovely and very colorful with all those flowers! I will definitely pay a visit when I’m back from Asia!

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  4. Wow, those grounds look HUGE! But how great is it that it’s free entry?! I’m heading to Austria this March, and I’m now really hoping we have time to take in a slice of Vienna. Great piece, thanks! 🙂

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  5. Been there and yes, the gardens are ENORMOUS! That’s what impressed me the most, I don’t really remember the inside of the palace I must say 🙂 And oh yes, the Strudel, you gotta love the Strudel!!

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  6. I was here over the summer. The grounds are absolutely stunning. Unfortunately it was unseasonably warm so I didn’t get a chance to truly appreciate the lush gardens.

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  7. Talk about fit for a queen! The Viennese make the Best pastries!! Talk about gorgeous architecture! What was the best part of the day? the grounds or the strudel? 😉

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  8. I have been to Vienna few times but I have never visited Schönbrunn Place. Ups! Big mistake as I can see, looks just beautiful!

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  9. I’ve heard a million and two times about how I need to visit this place, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. SO beautiful! I love gardens.

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