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“The park worth a visit even in winter”
Review of Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace
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Schonbrunn Palace Evening Concert
Ranked #2 of 570 things to do in Vienna
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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.
Herzliya, Israel
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“The park worth a visit even in winter”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Big Christmas market just outside the Palace from end-November till end-December. There are no toilets in the park, so use the one at the entrance.

Visited December 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Very nice”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Don’t miss a visit to the Palace.
You don't have to buy tickets on line.
Its better to buy it when you het to the palace.

Visited January 2013
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Beirut, Lebanon
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“Empress Sisi’s former summer residence”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We spend over 3 hours at the Schönbrunn palace; we took a Grand Tour with Audio Guide. Your feet and back will hurt, but you will for sure enjoy every bit of it.

This baroque complex is a former summer residence imperial palace of 1,441-rooms designed with a beautiful rococo style. Most of the walls and ceilings are covered with white-lacquered surfaces with ornamentation covered with gold leaf. Bohemian crystal chandeliers and white porcelain tile stoves are also part of the harmonious design as well as Indian, Chinese and Persian miniatures and wonderful furnishings.
The place includes the Palm House, the Gloriette, a beautiful park and a zoo.

Schönbrunn which means "beautiful Spring" is one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna.
The wife of Emperor Ferdinand II had a summer residence built there in 1642, which she called "Schönbrunn". The palace and garden complex were redesigned after the Turkish occupation by Maria Theresa.
Emperor Franz Joseph I, who later married Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary Sisi also resided in this palace. Sisi was later murdered by an anarchist in Geneva, Switzerland in 1898.

In 1772, six-year-old child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart gave a concert in the Hall of Mirrors.
Following the downfall of the monarchy in 1918 the newly founded Austrian Republic became the owner of Schönbrunn Palace and preserved it as a museum.

At the official website tickets can be purchased in advance http://www.schoenbrunn.at/
Imperial Palace Grand Tour tickets:
15.50€ guided tour / 13.50€ not guided but with audio
Last admission half an hour before closing time, open daily, mostly 9am to 4pm

Only thing we did not like was that it is not allowed to take pictures inside the palace, yet it is so worth the visit.

Visited March 2012
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Illinois City, Illinois
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“OK to visit”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Went there as family with friends. Typical European Palace like what we visited from other cities. The Royal rooms were more colorful here and the Garden was pretty. Your entrance fee includes either a headphone to listen to recorded narrator or a small piece of paper with general outline of the place.

Visited August 2012
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

No air conditioning and no pictures that you can take inside, but so worth the time to see. I felt like a princess afterwards.

Visited April 2012
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