There is nothing more frustrating than queuing for a ticket and wasting our precious time. Precisely for this reason, it is not surprising that many visitors give up taking a tour of the interior of the palace. Many settle for exploring other major sights and attractions such as the Zoo, the Glorieta, the Palace Park, the Orangery Garden, the Children's Museum, the Labyrinth, the Crown Prince's Garden and many other places in a “Grand Tour ”self-organized and then recharge your batteries by eating at one of the restaurants located in the park.
Although there are undoubtedly beautiful sights such as the Orangery Garden, if you visit Vienna, you should not miss the main attraction: the Schönbrunn Palace and its magnificent halls. And you don't have to miss it! Our “Skip the Line” guided tour.
Your visit to the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens
Vienna is worth a visit and you cannot miss the Schönbrunn Palace. When Schönbrunn Palace was enlarged and rebuilt in its present form in 1754 as the summer residence of the imperial family, it became one of the most impressive palaces in Europe, and still is today. Today you can tour Schönbrunn with guided tours, exploring the historic halls and other highlights of the imperial residence.
Join and discover this wonder for yourself. Travel back in time and feel like Empress Maria Teresa, Empress Elizabeth (Sisi), Emperor Francisco José or Emperor Francisco Esteban de Lorena for a few hours as we guide you through the impressive exhibition halls and explore the beautiful Baroque gardens together.
Your adventure starts here!
Your tour begins at the Ehrenhof fountain in front of the palace. Each visitor will receive an overview of the history of Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as information about its most important residents, such as the imperial couple Francisco José and Isabel. Finally, our guide will take you on the “Featured Tour” to the historic state rooms and the representative rooms of the Habsburg dynasty.
What will you see at the Schönbrunn Palace?
A visit to Schönbrunn has a lot to offer. Either in the magnificent interior or in the idyllic park with all its attractions and sights.
Here are some highlights:
Die Große Galerie
The Grand Gallery with its magnificent interior was the ideal setting for court events. From the middle of the 18th century it was used for balls, receptions and as a banquet hall for the Habsburg family. The tall windows, the glass mirrors and the white and gold stucco decorations on the ceilings make up one of the most magnificent rococo halls to be found in Europe today. Since 1961, it is known to many people around the world because this is the place where John F. Kennedy met Nikita Khrushchev.
*Important: As of November 8th, a 2G certificate (Recovered - Vaccinated) will be required to attend all our tours from the age of 12 - this must be presented at the check in at the meeting point.