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Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna

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A former residence of the Habsburg monarchs, Schonbrunn Palace reflects centuries of imperial Austrian history. Emperor Leopold I commissioned the palace at the end of the 17th century, but it was not for another 50 years that the palace became a focal point of court life, playing host to many European statesmen. The gardens are landscaped according to Baroque standards, forming a unit with the palace, and remain almost unchanged since the 1700s. The grounds include the oldest zoo in the world, Schonbrunn Zoo, home to more than 700 species of animals. You can explore the 1,441-room palace by purchasing a ticket; you'll find many different ticket options, which vary according to how many rooms you want to visit. Whichever option you choose, you'll follow an audio guide through the Rococo-styled rooms, listening to the stories related to each. To visit Schonbrunn Palace on your trip to Vienna, use our Vienna online day trip planner.
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  • We took a guided tour, the grand tour. Very knowledgable guide. There were so many options for tickets. Probably the classic tour with audio guide would be good too. The main floor of palatial rooms.....  more
    We took a guided tour, the grand tour. Very knowledgable guide. There were so many options for tickets. Probably the classic tour with audio guide would be good too. The main floor of palatial rooms.....  more »
  • We only did the gardens but it was amazing well worth a visit . And the views from the top of the garden looking down onto the palace was spectacular 
    We only did the gardens but it was amazing well worth a visit . And the views from the top of the garden looking down onto the palace was spectacular  more »
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  • Great place to see. Buy the ticket online so you don't have to stay in line. Go from early morning, there is a lot to see and enjoy. They also serve food. The gardens are big and there is a lot to visit. The castle tour takes 2 hours and it is also auto supported in a lot of languages.
  • Great place to go to in Vienna. The whole garden complex is very large and has many monuments strewn across. The palace itself has very interesting interiors. I would recommend the "Classic tour" tickets.

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