Top things to do in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

Top Choice Palace in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

Schloss Schönbrunn

The Habsburgs' opulent summer palace is now a Unesco World Heritage site. Of its 1441 rooms, 40 are open to the public; the Imperial Tour takes you into 22 of these, including the private apartments of Franz Joseph …
Top Choice Coffee in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

GOTA Coffee Experts

A multiple title holder of Austrian Barista of the year, GOTA is worth a cross-town trip for its third-wave coffee creations made from carefully sourced fair-trade beans. The small, simple cafe, with bare low-hangin…
Top Choice Market in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

Landkind

Part organic market stall, part cafe and local community hangout, Landkind sources produce from small-scale sustainable farmers. Browse its shelves for fruits, vegetables, cheeses, jams, wines, gins and cakes, or sq…
Gardens in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

Schloss Schönbrunn Gardens

Within the sprawling, partially forested Schlosspark, the beautifully tended formal gardens of the palace, arranged in the French style, are a symphony of colour in summer and a combination of greys and browns in wi…
Museum in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

Hermesvilla

Part of the Lainzer Tiergarten and surrounded by towering trees, the Hermesvilla was built by Karl von Hasenauer between 1882 and 1886 in late Romantic style. The palatial villa was a gift for Empress Elisabeth from…
Austrian in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

Maxing Stüberl

Johann Strauss' one-time favourite, this dark-wood-panelled restaurant serves fabulously traditional dishes using produce from the owner's home region of Pielachtal, Lower Austria. Start with boiled beef aspic with …
Austrian in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

Plachutta Hietzing

Emperor Franz Joseph I declared Tafelspitz (boiled beef) his favourite meal, and this wood-panelled restaurant serves 10 different varieties, made from organic, pasture-reared Austrian beef, in gleaming copper sauce…
Viewpoint in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

Gloriette

From 1772 to 1780 Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf added some of the final touches to the Schloss Schönbrunn palace park under the instructions of Joseph II. The stately Gloriette building, its crowning glory, was added …
Fair in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

Ostermarkt Schloss Schönbrunn

Vienna's largest Easter market has over 70 stalls selling hand-painted eggs and other decorations to hang on your Ostereierbaum (Easter egg tree), handcrafted toys, candles, sweets, chocolate, cheese, beer, wines an…
Christmas Market in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

Schloss Schönbrunn Christmas & New Year Market

Upmarket stalls form a circle directly in front of the palace – a magical setting indeed. That said, it's still a friendly villagey affair, with loads of events for the kids and daily classical concerts at 6pm (more…