Inspired by the Palace of Versailles, Josef I wanted a residence that was in keeping with his vast empire. His successors continued to work on Schönbrunn Castle and the place lives up to his original ambition. Everything has a grandiose symmetry and the reception rooms, galleries and apartments still retain their original decoration. The park, with its gardens, flower-filled parterres, fountains and sculptures, has plenty of attractions in store for children.
Phone:+43 1 81113239
Jul-Aug: 8.30am-6pm; Sep-Oct and Apr-Jun: 8.30am-5pm; rest of year: 8.30am-4.30pm - €11.50 Imperial Tour, €14.50 Grand Tour, €18.50 Classic Pass (Apr-Nov)