Visit Empress Sisi’s former summer residence. This baroque complex contains an enchanting park, the Palm House, the Gloriette and a zoo. Spend an entire day at Schönbrunn: visit the show rooms with a "Grand Tour with Audio Guide," admire the splendid Bergl Rooms, and stroll through the “Labyrinth.”
Schönbrunn, the former summer residence of the imperial family, is considered one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. The Habsburgs resided here the better part of the year in numerous rooms for the large imperial family in addition to representational rooms. Emperor Franz Joseph, who later married the enchanting Sisi and reigned from 1848 to 1916, was born here in 1830. The monarch spent his last years entirely in the palace, which became the property of the new Republic of Austria only two years after his death. Today, the palace is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage due to its historic importance, its unique grounds and its splendid furnishings.
20 minutes distance bei underground from Hotel Austria.
13., Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse
Public transport: U4: Schönbrunn U4, Tram 10, 58, 60: Hietzing
tel. 811 13
April - June, Sept., Oct.: daily 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
July, Aug.: daily 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nov. - March: daily 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sat, Sun, public holiday's 2:30 p.m. (tel. 811 13-239)