Rick Steves Tour: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna


By Rick Steves

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Rick Steves' Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe's most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves’ Tour: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to Schönbrunn Palace, including when to go, how much it costs, and what to see once you're there. With Rick's knowledgeable writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves’ Tour: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone.

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Schönbrunn Palace Tour



Map: Schönbrunn Palace Tour

Royal Apartments

Palace Gardens and Nearby Sights

Among Europe’s palaces, only Schönbrunn (Schloss Schönbrunn) rivals Versailles. This former summer residence of the Habsburgs is big, with 1,441 rooms. But don’t worry—only 40 rooms are shown to the public. Of the plethora of sights at the vast complex, the highlight is a tour of the palace’s Royal Apartments—the chandeliered rooms where the Habsburg nobles lived. You can also stroll the gardens, tour the Coach Museum, and visit a handful of lesser sights nearby.


Planning Your Time: Schönbrunn is sprawling and can be mobbed with tourists. Here’s how I’d plan my time for an efficient visit: First, see the Royal Apartments with the “Grand Tour” ticket, reserved in advance to avoid crowds (details below). After the Royal Apartments, wander the gardens, which are free. With more time and energy, pick-and-choose among the other sight­seeing options and buy tickets as you go. Allow at least three hours (including transit time) for your excursion to Schönbrunn.

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On Sale
Sep 13, 2016
Page Count
15 pages
Rick Steves

Rick Steves

About the Author

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 30,000 travelers to Europe annually.  He does all of this with the help of more than 100 well-traveled staff members at Rick Steves’ Europe in Edmonds, WA (near Seattle). When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. To recharge, Rick plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade Mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie. Find out more about Rick at http://www.ricksteves.com and on Facebook.

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