A prominent tourist attraction in Schlosspark since the 1960's, the former summer residence of the Hapsburgs is a true Baroque palace. Within its lacquered and gilded walls are 1,441 rooms filled with priceless artifacts of Austria's longest reigning royal family. Intricately painted ceilings, enormous mirrors, and crystal chandeliers adorn the immense Rococo-styled interior of the palace, where Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Sisi once lived. More than 400 acres of manicured gardens, fountains, and sculptures surround Schönbrunn, a climate-controlled palm house, with plant species from rain forests around the world being one of the most unique.
Hidden within the extensive grounds of Schönbrunn is a professional puppet show theatre, the Hofratstrakt, which puts on evening shows complete with sophisticated props and staging.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Children's Workshops
- Handicapped Accessible
- Parking Available
- Self-Guided Tours