Schonbrunner Gardens

Schonbrunner Gardens, Vienna: Hours, Address, Schonbrunner Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Schonbrunner Gardens
4.5
Historic Walking Areas • Parks • Gardens
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8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Schönbrunn
How to get there
  • Hietzing • 8 min walk
  • Braunschweiggasse • 10 min walk
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Jazzumbo
Romania1,578 contributions
Every bush, tree, or flower is carefully trimmed to enhance the view of the palace. It's actually a vast piece of nature modified by emperor's gardeners just to please the eyes of the Imperial family. Allegoric statues line up alongside the alleys and a monumental Baroque fountain catch all the eyes in the center of the park. From Gloriette, on top of the hill, the visitors can enjoy a great view over the entire city of Vienna.
Although the entrance ticket to Schonbrunn museum is very costly (about Euro 40 for adults), the gardens can be explored for free. Not only the entrance fee to museum is expensive, be prepared for shocking prices all around the Schonbrunn Palace: an apple pie is 14 Euro (customers can also order half apple pie for 8 Euro). It seems that Sissy's fans don't care much about money :)
Written June 21, 2022
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Kostas Cham
Athens, Greece99 contributions
It is a huge place to walk around and see. The Palace is great and it's mostly worth for its gardens and the beautiful view of Gloriette. Can be nicely combined with the zoo but it is suggested for a day when somebody would have time, because the gardens could take about 2 hours to walk around and the zoo another 3 (at minimum). In winter, most the trees are brown, so you had better select this place for a walk in spring.
Written March 9, 2022
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Red_Tel_1963
Blyth, UK256 contributions
Amazing gardens with lots to see. Free entry.
It has a few features which you pay for, but you can just wander around enjoy the statues and fountains for free.
Nice cafe as well.
Beautiful gardens, well worth a visit.
Written August 18, 2020
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John
England, UK46 contributions
The scale of the gardens around the Schönbrunn Palace is incredible.

They are completely free to enter, and you could spend hours walking around as they are immaculately kept, with seemingly endless roads and paths to explore.

The main fountain is impressive, and walking up the hill to the Gloriette building is a must as the view is amazing.

If you want to do some activities you can spend some money on the various museums, the zoo, the viewing platform, but for a free experience this has to be on your list.
Written May 15, 2022
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,604 contributions
Lovely gardens, complete with statues, the Neptune fountain, and a small aviary (which houses doves).

The Schonbrunn Palace grounds, including the main garden, are free to explore (you need tickets only for the palace itself, the gloriette, the zoo, etc.), though on a first visit to Vienna, I highly recommend paying to at least tour the palace.
Written September 7, 2021
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zimmys57
Delavan, WI717 contributions
We were blessed with a warm sunny afternoon to enjoy this beautiful Vienna landmark. We took in all the stunning gardens, fountains large and small, and then the leisurely stroll up the hill to the Gloriette, The effort to reach the top of the hill was rewarded with breathtaking views of the Schonbrunn Palace and city beyond. What an enjoyable afternoon!
Written February 15, 2020
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Familyoffduty
Western Ireland, Ireland591 contributions
Beautiful and massive estate. We were there in winter but there is so much to see you could easily spend a whole day here walking the gardens and enjoying the zoo and the views from the top of the hill. The summer concerts here must be quite an experience.
Written February 25, 2020
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KlemenKras
Vrhnika, Slovenia154 contributions
Family
The Gardens are amazing, very well maintained and vast. People are jogging, walking or just sitting around. You can go to the Zoo or elevate to Gloriette to enjoy amazing view of Vienna. A must in Vienna to visit and relax.
Written March 31, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand19,411 contributions
This is the gardens behind the Schonbrunn Palace. It is free to enter, you just need to head to the side of the palace and look out for a path that leads behind it. The gardens have so many things to see and it was all well maintained. We went in December so there weren't any flowers and it was raining so the ground was quite wet. It was still quite an enjoyable place to walk around. You get an idea of its size when you walk from the Palace to the Neptune fountain. The garden also has access to the zoo near the fountain. I would imagine it would look much nicer when flowers were in bloom but it was nice to walk around anyway.
Written March 19, 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL16,275 contributions
Like most Palaces, the grounds can be just as wonderful as the buildings and Schloss Schonbrunn is the same. Take the time to walk the grounds and see the flowers, fountains and views. I recommend the way our guide took us so you can see most everything and only have to walk downhill. He started us on a level path that led to the Gloriette. From there we walked down and saw the Neptune fountain and other features.

The views and several of the garden sculptures were great to see and enjoy. Just the plants and trees were as impressive with the way they were shaped. There are carriage rides for those that want to take; however, we did not have time. Again the gardens and the views are as impressive as the palace so don't skip.
Written January 26, 2020
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