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Schonbrunner Gardens

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Address: Maxingstrasse 13b, Vienna 1130, Austria
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08:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 19:00
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USD 390.00*
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Private Tour: Half-Day History of Schönbrunn Palace
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USD 64.50*
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Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens 3-hour Afternoon Small-Group Tour
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USD 133.30*
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Vienna Sightseeing Day Trip from Prague

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Beautiful visit on a sunny day

This is a very pleasant place to spend an hour or two when the weather is nice. The gardens have the potential to be gorgeous (we went in Feb), with excellent photo opportunities... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very pleasant place to spend an hour or two when the weather is nice. The gardens have the potential to be gorgeous (we went in Feb), with excellent photo opportunities. Climbing the hill gives you a beautiful view of the palace and Vienna. One of my favorite sites in the city.

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a very beautiful park and the Vienna Zoo is also there. So, it is easy to spend a whole day at Schönbrunn.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even in January, there were so many people out in this wonderful garden! A very charming place and a "little" Viennese treasure - one can assume what it might have felt back in the days of Emperor Franz Josef and his wife Elisabeth! I will come back in summer!

Thank Michael J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are very large and beautiful. You can take a nice trip up to the hill where the view is absolutely breathtaking. I was there in winter, so the fountain with horses wasn't working and there were no flowers, but I heard that in summer this place is overwhelming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful in Winter so must be stunning in bloom. Plenty to explore and superb statues and views with the palace.

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Bodicote, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Sunny chilly feb morning and we walked all over the gardens and up the hill, great views of the city. not busy with people so you felt relaxed and no rush, great photo opportunities, don't visit just the palace without going in the gardens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The public was first welcomed to the park at Schönbrunn Palace around 1779. It’s a large area (1.2 kilometres east to west and one kilometre north to south) with many different features, making it the perfect recreational area for both visitors and locals.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This location was such a pretty place to walk around. This palace was the most majestic one I've been to!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are open and free to the public and cover acres. We saw just a small part of the gardens and loved every minute of it. The statues, fountains and formal gardens were truly magnificent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide stopped here, so we could walk around the gardens....beautiful! Be sure to get a photo of one of you with hands cupping the breasts of the Sphinx...supposed to bring fertility! Even though I am a mother of three and grandmother of three, I had my husband take the photo for good luck for my yet unmarried adult... More 

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Vienna’s 13th district has always been in the shadow of Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens, but has interesting hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Allow half a day for the imposing Habsburg residence and the gardens with Gloriette belvedere. Reserve the other half to discover the secret charms of this posh residential neighbourhood. Sneak out of the gardens at Hietzinger Tor (Hietzing Gate) and head down Hietzinger Hauptstrasse for Kaiserpavillon (Emperor’s pavilion), an Art Nouveau gem right on top of U4’s metro railtracks. At local institutions Café Dommayer and restaurant Plachutta you can mingle with residents, their families and friends. Dommayer has risen to fame since waltz king Johann Strauss and his orchestra performed there regularly. If you want to go beyond private villa gazing visit Klimtvilla and Hermesvilla. Art Nouveau genius Gustav Klimt had his last studio in a now beautifully renovated villa, which is open during spring and summer. Hermesvilla at Lainzer Tiergarten animal enclosure and nature park is a must for all romantics and fans of Empress Sissi.
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