Enchanting gardens, Palm House, Gloriette and “beautiful fountain”
Together with the Palace, the gardens of Schönbrunn were placed on the list of the UNESCO Word Heritage in 1996. There is a lot to be discovered on these extensive premises. Through the Palace courtyard, we reach the intimate Kammergarten part, once the hideaway of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth (Sisi). Then, walking through the Rose Garden, we come to Palm House, an impressive iron construction from the 19th century. Passing the “Tiergarten” zoo, we come back to the Great Parterre with the Neptune Fountain. From there, we climb up the “Schönbrunner Berg” hill with the Gloriette building to enjoy the gorgeous view. After the descent, we pass the Roman Ruins and the “Schöner Brunnen” well house, the latter being the godfather of the Palace. At the east façade, there is the Crown Prince’s Garden which was situated directly in front of Crown Prince Rudolf’s rooms. Finally, we still take a glance at the historical Orangery, the wintering grounds of bitter oranges, olive trees and myrtles.
Duration: 1,5 to 2 hours
Guiding fee: Euro 180, for small groups of up to 4 persons Euro 140
Access to the roof viewpoint of the Gloriette possible, entrance fees excluded.