Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria (with Map & Photos)

Schönbrunn Palace (Vienna, Austria) - expositions, opening hours, address, phone numbers, official website.

Schönbrunn Palace is the Viennese residence of the Austrian emperors, one of the most important architectural structures of the Austrian Baroque (architect - Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach).

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

In addition to the palace itself with its magnificent architecture and unique exposition, the Palm House, Glorietta's Pavilion, a wonderful park, a labyrinth, and the oldest zoo are interesting in Schönbrunn.

A strudel show is held in a local cafe several times a day, during which they reveal the secrets of making this dessert and be sure to give it a try.

Exposition


Several halls and 40 rooms are open for visitors:

  • Hall of Mirrors (Spiegelsalon), in which ministers were sworn in under Maria Theresa. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played in it for the Empress. In 1747, these chambers were assigned to Princess Charlotte of Lorraine (sister of Franz I - wife of Maria Theresa).

  • The Great Hall Rosa (Rosa-Zimmer) is named after the artist Josef Rosa, who decorated the interior of the room. The wall paintings depict the landscapes of Switzerland and Northern Italy. Notable are the portrait of Maria Theresa, the ornate clock on the table, and the blue and white floor vases from Asia.

  • Great Gallery - a room 43 meters long and 10 meters high was used for the audience of the emperors. During the Second World War, the hall was partially destroyed, but already in 1947-1949. restored again.

  • Small gallery where small dinners, concerts and other events were organized. The gallery is decorated with marble busts of Marie Antoinette and Marie Caroline, as well as two carved wood and gilded chandeliers.

  • The Roesselzimmer room, which was conceived as a playroom (Roessel - German for "chess horse"). Since the 19th century, it has been used as a dining room.

  • Ceremonial hall (originally called Batagliensaal - "battle hall"). On the walls you can see episodes of great battles painted in the second half of the 18th century. In the famous painting Musikfest in the left corner you can see the little Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Rooms


1: Guards Room (Gardezimmer). In this room, decorated in white and gold colors, the guards received orders from the monarch.

2: the entrance hall of Franz Joseph or the so-called "Billiard room" (Billardzimmer). The room was intended for relaxation and private audience of the emperor.

3: room with walnut wood trim (Nussholz-Zimmer). Here, at the writing table, Franz Joseph I received visitors awaiting a private audience.

4: Study of Emperor Franz Joseph (Arbeitszimmer).

5: the bedroom of Franz Joseph (Schlafzimmer), which clearly demonstrates the lifestyle of the Kaiser, who preferred modesty and simplicity.

6: study with terrace (Terassenkabinett) - room of Empress Elizabeth.

7: work room with wooden staircase (Stiegenkabinett) with lacquered cabinets in East Asian style, secretaire with mother-of-pearl drawers and numerous paintings.

8: Toilettenzimmer with wood-paneled walls with pink brocade. There is a unique washbasin made of walnut wood with a white marble slab.

9: bedroom of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elizabeth. WITH

10: Salon der Kaiserin Elisabeth.

Other rooms: Marie Antoinette-Zimmer's room, Empress Elisabeth's bathroom (Badezimmer der Kaiserin Elisabeth), breakfast room (Fruehstueckszimmer), yellow room, balcony room (Balkonzimmer), Rose room (Rosa-Zimmer) round Chinese cabinet, oval Chinese cabinet, blue Chinese salon, Vieux-Laque room, Napoleon-Zimmer room, Porzelanzimmer room, Millionen-Zimmer room, Gobelin-Salon, a memorial room ( Gedenkzimmer), a red salon, an oriental study with a terrace (Terrassenkabinett Ost), a birth room of Emperor Franz Joseph I (Geburtszimmer), a working room of an Erz-Duke Franz Karl, a salon of an Erz-Duke Franz Karl, a wild boar room, a walk-through room, a room of cars, room with a carousel (Karussellzimmer),room with lanterns (Laternenzimmer).

Practical information


Address: Vienna, Schonbrunner Schlossstrasse, 47.

How to get there:

Metro: U4, Schonbrunn station
Tram: 10 and 58, Schonbrunn station
Bus: 10A, station Schönbrunn

Working hours:


  • April-June: Mon-Sun 8: 30-17: 00

  • July-August: Mon-Sun 8: 30-18: 00

  • September-October: Mon-Sun 8: 30-17: 00

  • November-March: Mon-Sun 8: 30-16: 30

  • tickets on sale from 8:15

  • entrance to the park in summer at 6:00, in winter at 6:30

Schönbrunn Palace Map