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Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace

Imperial Tour – Schönbrunn Palace

  • The Imperial Tour takes in the apartments of Franz Joseph and Elisabeth and the south-facing reception rooms looking out onto the palace gardens.
  • The private apartments of the last imperial couple to reside at Schönbrunn allow you an insight into their lives, particularly into that of the famous Empress Elisabeth, while also giving you an opportunity to admire the 18th and 19th century interiors.
Selected times of admission are binding! If you turn up late your ticket will no longer be valid.
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Imperial Tour – Schönbrunn Palace
Adult € 27,00
Child € 19,00
Reduced € 22,00
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For your private group (minimum of 10) you can make a firm booking to tour Schönbrunn Palace. The  bookings team will check the time slot you have booked and depending on availability will send you an email by return to confirm the booking.

Reserved tickets must be picked up at least 30 minutes prior to admission time.

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At home with Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth

On the Imperial Tour you’ll first explore the apartments of Franz Joseph, whose private rooms were furnished with an astonishing lack of pomp, and the suite occupied by his famous wife Sisi with its beautiful textile wall hangings and upholstery. Immerse yourself in the extravagant grandeur of the Great Gallery, the exotic charm of the ‘Chinese Cabinets’ and the magnificence of the Hall of Ceremonies.


Duration c. 30-40 mins

Ticket- Details

This ticket does not include a guided tour, valid for single admission.

Audio guides or printed descriptions for the palace are available free of charge in sixteen languages depending on availability. You will be offered these at the beginning of the tour.

Concessions are only available at the museum ticket desks.

Free admission for children under 6.

 Please note: if you take advantage of a reduction in the price of admission, proof of entitlement to this concession must be produced on admission. If the reduction has been claimed without entitlement the ticket will be automatically invalidated.

Students (up to and including age 25) must produce a valid student identity card (ISIC) together with a ticket on admission.

Concessions are also available at the museum ticket desks.

Please note

Selected times of admission are binding! If you turn up late your ticket will no longer be valid.

The use of tripods, selfie sticks or similar photographic or video equipment is prohibited at the museum, as is the use of flash and similar forms of lighting.

Opening hours

Schönbrunn Palace is open daily, including public holidays!

2 April to 30 June   8.30 am–5.30 pm

1 July to 31 August   8.30 am–6.00 pm

1 September to 3 November  8.30 am–5.30 pm

4 November to 31 March  8.30 am–5.00 pm

Further information

Accessible for wheelchair users.

All exhibition areas are accessible barrier-free via ramps or lift.

Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47
1130 Vienna
Getting there

Public transport
Underground: U4; get off at Schönbrunn
Trams: 10 and 60; get off at Schönbrunn
Bus: 10A; get off at Schönbrunn

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