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“Great to visit - BUT very busy”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace
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Schonbrunn Palace Evening Concert
Ranked #2 of 564 things to do in Vienna
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Cultural World Heritage Site of Schönbrunn Palace is Austria's most frequently visited tourist attraction. In the palace the residential and state rooms with their original furnishings and decorations convey an authentic impression of the imperial lifestyle. The park and gardens surrounding the palace make Schönbrunn in a unique synthesis of Baroque art as well as providing a convenient and highly popular recreational area for Vienna's population.
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“Great to visit - BUT very busy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Lovely location and easy to get to on the underground. Great gardens to walk around (you don't need a ticket to walk round the gardens). We went into the apartments. This was the beginning of November and it was so crowded walking round you could barely move inside. Very similar audio guide (the commentary) to the Hofburg Palace.

Good tip: If you 'know' what you want to see - and so which ticket you want to buy (essentially the 'short' tour or the 'long' tour) ignore the massive queue at the gate for the tickets. Walk across the courtyard and into the entrance. There are some ticket machines there that will give you exactly the same ticket - without the queue.

Entrance is by timed slot...

Visited November 2012
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“Crowded, but a must see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Long queues everywhere, first for the tickets then to actually access the castle for a tour.
There was a 1,5 hour wait from we bought our tickets till we was alowed to start the tour, Not a big problem as we needed all this time to take a walk through the massive park on the back side of the castle

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Watch out we went there at 3:15 with the big tour in mind. we couldn't cause the musuem closes at 5:30 and the tour is about 3 hours. We ended up doing the palace only and the gardens. Not to be missed.

Visited October 2012
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“It was good to be the King or Queen!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

The summer palace area reminded us a bit of Versaille. Outside of the downtown core, the Palace is easily accessible by public transit - the subway was efficient and clean. We enjoyed the tour of the Imperial Apartments and the chance to see how opulent the life style was of the Hapsburgs. The Empress Maria Theresa is most closely associated with this royal residence although the last Emporer, Karl 1, renounced the throne here in 1918. The gardens are magnificent and a wonderful place for a stroll on a good day. It sounds a bit strange but go to the strudel making demonstration in the old royal kitchens. For a few Euros you can see how to make the fabulous Vienesse strudel and the sample they give you is worth the price by itself.

Visited October 2012
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“Well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Beautiful palace with stunning interiors.
Audioguided tour of very high quality.
Two different lengths adapted to families whose children can't bear walking around for than a half hour.
Plenty of different things to do as well, such as the Maze, the Labyrinths, etc.
Highly recommended!

Visited October 2012
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