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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 arrived by the subway station with the same name. It was still a 15/20 walk to the palace in upwards of 30° heat. Along the way we past a cooling station which was very welcoming. As we were stuck....  more
    We arrived by the subway station with the same name. It was still a 15/20 walk to the palace in upwards of 30° heat. Along the way we past a cooling station which was very welcoming. As we were stuck....  more »
  • Probably doesn't need any more favourable reviews, but I wanted to add to the list of satisfied visitors. A music concert stage was set up in front of the palace when we visited, so we couldn't see.....  more
    Probably doesn't need any more favourable reviews, but I wanted to add to the list of satisfied visitors. A music concert stage was set up in front of the palace when we visited, so we couldn't see.....  more »
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  • One of those places that it is better not to read about 100 times, but to see once. The most beautiful park I have ever seen in my life. If you are tired of the high aristocracy of Viennese buildings, then spend a couple of hours in this park. By the way, this is the best place to start running in the morning;)
  • Best place on Vienna to visit. Remarkable architecture. Lovely hiking areas and sitting places. Good for running and everyday exercise as well. Park is spacious and lovely. It's a must in one's vacation plan!!!

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