As a short highlight tour, the State Apartments give you a compact insight into some of the finest rooms at Schönbrunn Palace.
We would like you to pay attention to the following offer:
The Imperial Tour takes in the apartments of Franz Joseph and Elisabeth and the south-facing reception rooms looking out onto the palace gardens.
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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The Ceremonial Rooms at the Centre of the Palace
The State Apartments include the Great and Small Galleries with their magnificent stuccowork and frescos. Both rooms formed the festive setting for ceremonial events, balls and private family celebrations from the time of Maria Theresa to the early twentieth century. The ‘Chinese Cabinets’ are an impressive example of Maria Theresa’s love of precious items from East Asia. Large-format paintings provide an impressive record of important events in the reign of the monarch that influenced the course of European politics and were intended to be commemorated for posterity. For reasons of conservation, both of these precious Cabinets can only be viewed through glass doors.
Duration c. 20-25 min.
Valid for single admission to all included attractions on the day chosen.
This ticket does not include a guided tour.
Audio guides or printed descriptions for the palace are available free of charge in 4 languages depending on availability. You will be offered these at the beginning of the tour.
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.
Schönbrunn Palace is open daily, including public holidays!
1 September 2022 to 31 March 2023 9.00 am–5.00 pm
1 April to 2 November 2023 8.30 am–5.30 pm
3 November 2023 to 31 March 2024 8.30 am–5.00 pm
Accessible for wheelchair users.
All exhibition areas are accessible barrier-free via ramps or lift.
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