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“Beautiful Hunting Lodge....”
Review of Schloss Hof

Schloss Hof
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: With a size of over 50 hectares, Austria's largest rural Palace complex is only an hour's drive from Vienna. As the country seat of Prince Eugene of Savoy and later Maria Theresa and Joseph II. Schloss Hof has seen many splendid celebrations and illustrious guests. Today, visitors can not only see the imperial living quarters in the bel Etage, but also attend numerous Events and activities for the whole Family that continue the opulent traditions of the past.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We ventured out here to this lovely location as the city of Vienna was so hot and humid..Built as a Summer Palace but was classed as a hunting lodge..More then ample car parking/bus spaces.......it cost us 9 euro's entry, ....We had cakes and coffee in the cafe court yard before venturing into the grounds and the building itself.... We were more then surpised to discover that Film crews were in filming the ''ballet'' elimant for screening on the Vienna New Years day concert 2013.....we sneaked a preview and saw the wonderful ballet dancers in the main rooms on the ground floor performing their repetoire.....The grounds and gardens are an exact replica as to how they used to be many moons ago.......so immaculate and laid out, kept well manicured, a credit to the gardeners.....
We had a conducted tour of the rooms on show and the very informative guide was a delight with her stories and anecdotes as to how life was for the royals.....A stunning place and interesting if you want to a little bit of Viennese history.....Only approx an hours drive from Vienna so easy to get to by car.....A lovely day out.....The next best after the Schonbrunn Palace...

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Reviewed August 7, 2012

It is a superb place. Grand and stunning gardens of all types. Very well maintained, with nice strolls to make. Very atmospheric and authentic. You get the feeling of the K&K Austrian Empire.

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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Schloss Hof is absolutely stunning. It is a fine baroque palace surrounding by huge baroque gardens with plenty for all the family to enjoy. In a country filled with many splendours, Schloss Hof ranks up there alongside some of the best of them. It is about an hour from Vienna so makes an easy day trip, one that plenty of families seem to make and one that all enjoy tremendously.

Parking at Schloss Hof is apparently available for 545 vehicles. The grounds are so impressive and large that such a huge number of visitors feels in no way crowded. There is just so much space and many nooks to explore. The large grounds are the main draw, the palace is better from the outside than from within. The State Rooms are not particularly impressive and it does not seem worth spending money on a tour. The chapel is by far the best internal experience.

The grounds though are inspiring. Baroque gardens of the highest order. Well manicured herb, vegetable, and flower arrangements nestle alongside a seemingly endless row of fountains and water features. For gardeners, Schloss Hof is an absolute must in Austria.

The grounds also include a petting zoo and pastures. The petting zoo has a lot of sheep and goats that children can enjoy. The petting zoo is next to a couple of play areas. Kids are extremely well catered for at Schloss Hof. The pastures are interesting mostly for their contents - sheep, chickens, shetland ponies, horses, llamas, and camels among others. It takes a while to walk around all the pastures, the other route is via Fiaker.

There is plenty to eat. The main restaurant checks in at around €10-15 for the main course. The food is good. There is also a patisserie mainly aimed at coffee and cake. For fans of chocolate orange, the Prinz Eugen Torte is first class. A grill serves various other foods.

That there is a bit of history to the place is an added bonus. The replication of some of the statues from the Belvedere puts Schloss Hof firmly in its place. It is a real gem and while it needs to be a sunny day to really enjoy it, visitors to this part of the world should definitely stop by.

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Reviewed January 12, 2012

He build this Castle as a Summer Residence. Beautyful Garden. From Time to time there are Shows with the spanish Riding School

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