Schloss Schönbrunn

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Schloss Schönbrunn information

Location
Vienna , Austria
Address
Schloss Schönbrunn
Telephone
+43 1 811 13 0
Getting there
Underground Rail: U4 Schönbrunn, U4 Hietzing
Tram: 10, 58
Bus: 10A
More information
www.schoenbrunn.at
Prices
Imperial Tour with audio adult/under 19yr/concession €9.50/6.50/8.50, Grand Tour with audio €12.90/8.90/11.40, Grand Tour with German guide €14.40/9.90/12.90
Opening hours
8.30am-6pm Jul-Aug, 8.30am-5pm Apr-Jun & Sep-Oct, 8.30am-4.30pm Nov-Mar
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A tour of Schloss Schönbrunn focuses on the palace itself – especially the Habsburg residents. This means grand rooms and background on the habits and quirks of Austria’s famous family. Of the 1441 rooms within the palace, 40 are open to the public. The Imperial Tour takes you into 26 of these, and in the last room those on a Grand Tour show their tickets again and continue through the remaining rooms. Note that the Grosse Galerie (Great Gallery), part of both tours, is being restored until late 2012. Despite the rather steep prices, both tours are well worth doing for an insight into the people and the opulence of the baroque age. Because of the popularity of the palace, tickets are stamped with a departure time, and there may be a time lag before you’re allowed to set off in summer, so buy your ticket straight away and explore the gardens while you wait.