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Schönbrunn Palace

Visit the world’s oldest zoo, find your way through an 18th-century maze or take a tour around the opulent summer castle of Austria’s former ruling family.

Schönbrunn Palace is one of Austria’s largest Rococo buildings; each year millions of people visit the internationally recognized world heritage site. Admire the luxurious decor of the apartments belonging to Franz Jozeph, Maria Theresa and other Austrian aristocracy. Then take a stroll in the vast Baroque park behind the palace. Children will love the 18th-century maze and zoo.

The 300 acres (120 hectares) that make up Schönbrunn Palace and grounds belonged to the Hapsburg family for six centuries. Emperor Maximilian II acquired the grounds for hunting purposes and Leopold I commissioned the grand palace. Further additions to the original Baroque structure were made during the reign of Maria Theresa, Austria’s 18th-century empress and mother of Queen Marie Antoinette of France. 

Step back in time by joining a tour, a requirement if you want to look inside the palace. Of the 1,441 rooms, 40 are open to the public. Tours are varied; you can opt to see all rooms or just selected highlights. Peer into the Millions Room and admire the porcelain decoration of the Chinese Cabinet. Stylish frescoes, priceless furniture and numerous special artifacts adorn the other accessible rooms.

Spend a few hours wandering the gardens and relax near one of the fountains. For excellent views, head to the Gloriette built atop a small hill. Buy a cold drink at its café as reward for the climb. Nearby you’ll find a mock Roman ruin, planted with decorative flowers. 

Children love the on-site Schönbrunn Zoo. Opened in 1752, this is the oldest continually running zoo in the world. Take the family to the royal maze. Once you’ve found your way out, enter the Palm House to see some of the largest indoor cultivated palms in the world.

Schönbrunn Palace is located four miles (six kilometers) from central Vienna and is easily accessible by public transportation. The estate is open daily and entry is free, but you pay admission for the palace, the zoo and some other attractions.


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