Schonbrunner Gardens
Schonbrunner Gardens
4.5
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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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Address
Neighborhood: Schönbrunn
How to get there
  • Hietzing • 8 min walk
  • Braunschweiggasse • 10 min walk
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  • 𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
    Moscow, Russia145,841 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Schonbrunner Gardens
    The gardens are located on 120 hectares of land around Schönbrunn Palace and are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Opened to visitors in 1779. If you are a lover of aesthetics, then I recommend taking a walk and enjoying all this splendor.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 9, 2023
  • kcarters
    Peterborough, United Kingdom248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Immaculate and vast
    Definitely a high point. From the perfect gardens to the woods to the Roman ruins and waterfalls all the way up to the galleria. Throw in a maze, the worlds oldest zoo and other little secrets too. Definitely worth a day taking some amazing photos of the palace and the city
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Josie Iino
    Cambridge, United Kingdom605 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 stars; need to buy a ticket!
    I think this is a very beautiful place to visit, particularly if you have the pass. Do not think you can come here without buying a ticket! It is nevertheless worth going to without wanting to spend money. Absolutely beautiful views! I would recommend spending a full day here, too.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 26, 2023
  • R&E
    Sydney, Australia184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See
    You must go. A lot of it is free- some areas are 5 euros to enter, but you can see a lot f it without the extra money. Definitely make sure you see the beautiful rose garden.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • TravelBedfordshire
    Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom1,149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely gardens and building.
    It was perfect weather for strolling around the gardens. They’re vast with plenty to see. We didn’t pay to go into the maze, but would have if we had more time. The building is beautiful in itself. The Gloriette was magnificent and could be seen from a long distance away. There was some scaffolding and work being done. The restaurant at the top of the hill was lovely. We had coffee sitting out in the courtyard. In all a great trip and all free to visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,755 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy to spend a few hours exploring the Schönbrunn Gardens
    The Schönbrunn Gardens combined with the Palace are a UNESCO World Heritage attraction (1996) that make for a nice place to spend a few hours during visits to Vienna. These grounds were opened to the public in 1779, providing the Viennese population with rural and recreational grounds around the Palace to freely enjoy, much the same for residents and tourists to this day. The gardens extend 1.2 km from east to west and 1 km from north to south and are filled with tree lined pathways, small unique gardens with fountains, statues, sculptures as well as palace buildings that complement visits to the Palace. You'll find public toilets, a couple of cafes and endless places to grab a park bench in open and secluded areas in the sun or under the shade of trees. Plenty to do/see within the Schönbrunn Gardens making it well worth spending time in addition to visits to the Palace itself.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 5, 2023
  • tushar_pai
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom4,063 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent and free to explore
    The Palace does have an entry fee but the expansive gardens are free to enter and explore. You will be surprised at how big they are and how much time it takes. We were inside the complex for 4 hours and ended up walking for 8kms which includes the zoo that is inside the ground. Definitely go up to the Gloriette for some brilliant views of the palace and the city. The zoo has two entrances .. one near the fountain at the bottom and the other at the top near the restaurant. Depending on the time, we went up the Gloriette and to the restaurant (Gasthaus Tirolergarten) and after having the most brilliant lunch, we entered the zoo and made our way down. On a lovely day the gardens are a delight to explore. Just keep at least half a day for the same.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 25, 2024
  • Smitty
    Brough, United Kingdom81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely and peaceful
    We spent a wonderful couple of hours wondering around the gardens. The gardens are free. We walked from the zoo to the Gloriette which provides a great view of the palace and city beyond. We stopped off at the Gloriette cafe for a coffee, there was a small queue but we got seated quickly. The decor is nice but if you visit the zoo the Emporer’s Pavillion cafe is far more ornate and grand. The schonbrunn gardens are so peaceful and quiet. A really treat was to see the red squirrels running about in the trees near the Gloriette.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 17, 2024
  • JRay
    Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Day Out!
    The gardens are free to explore with lots to see. It certainly has the wow factor! There is the palace there also for an entrance fee however, we spent all day in and around the gardens. There was a fantastic Easter market on with lots of lovely stalls with food and drink galore and we thoroughly enjoyed wandering around it. There were a myriad of beautiful stalls to look at, it was a joy and so vibrant! We did visit the cafe just to the left of the market, it was nice but over priced for me at nearly 8€ for a tiny coffee!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 27, 2024
  • Michelle
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful garden
    Quickly walked through the gardens and was amazed by the gardens. I sadly wasn't able to see everything, but it was still nice to see. Would love to go back to explore the entire garden one day.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 28, 2024
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Jazzumbo
Romania2,083 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
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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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,714 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
After the Schonbrun Palace Tour we visited the gardens located at the rear.

Entry is free however attractions such as Privy Garden, the Orangery Garden , Maze Zoo, Palm House and the Desert House require tickets.

The gardens are manicured and spectacular with water features and lots of seating areas for you to relax and enjoy the view.
Written November 25, 2022
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Kostas Cham
Athens, Greece95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
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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KlemenKras
Vrhnika, Slovenia168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • 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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Stewarts Vacation
1,543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The over one square kilometre gardens of Schonbrunn Palace are impressive - extensive, beautiful, varied and well maintained. There is just so much to see - it would take all day to explore these gardens fully, especially if you also walk up the hill to the Gloriette which affords panoramic views of the Palace. Definitely worth the incline!
It is easy to imagine the opulence of Habsburg Palace life when confronted with the many sculptures, fountains, statues, lawns, woods and landscaped gardens. There's the Neptune Fountain, Roman Ruins, Obelisk Fountain, Rosarium, Palmenhaus, Japanese Garden, to name a few areas. Take your time. Sit a while and enjoy the serenity and tranquility these gardens provide.
All free ... except for the Orangery Garden, Privvy Garden and Maze.
Written September 8, 2022
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,207 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Huge, sprawling gardens surrounding the Schonbrunn Palace. Unfortunately, not a lot to see in the winter time. When we visited, it was cold, damp and windy, so we had a quick look at some of the sculptures and statues, then retreated. It is undoubtedly spectacular in spring and summer with flowers in bloom.
Written January 8, 2023
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tushar_pai
Milton Keynes, UK4,063 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The Palace does have an entry fee but the expansive gardens are free to enter and explore. You will be surprised at how big they are and how much time it takes.

We were inside the complex for 4 hours and ended up walking for 8kms which includes the zoo that is inside the ground.

Definitely go up to the Gloriette for some brilliant views of the palace and the city.

The zoo has two entrances .. one near the fountain at the bottom and the other at the top near the restaurant. Depending on the time, we went up the Gloriette and to the restaurant (Gasthaus Tirolergarten) and after having the most brilliant lunch, we entered the zoo and made our way down.

On a lovely day the gardens are a delight to explore. Just keep at least half a day for the same.
Written February 26, 2024
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand23,214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
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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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
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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𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
Moscow, Russia145,841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The gardens are located on 120 hectares of land around Schönbrunn Palace and are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Opened to visitors in 1779. If you are a lover of aesthetics, then I recommend taking a walk and enjoying all this splendor.
Written August 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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