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Schoenbrunn Palace - Dinner and Concert
The widowed Empress Wilhelmine Amalie had an orangery garden installed in Schoenbrunn with the purpose of overwintering her bitter orange plants inside a greenhouse. Even today, concerts are held in grand old style in this historical location. Clad in historical dress, the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra interprets the most famous works by Mozart and Strauss at the original location every evening
Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna
Schoenbrunn Palace, or Schloss Schoenbrunn, together with its ancillary buildings and extensive park belongs by virtue of its long and colourful history to the most important cultural monuments in Austria. Scheduled as a listed monument, the whole ensemble, including the palace, the park with its numerous architectural features, fountains and statues and not least the zoo - the oldest of its kind in the world - was placed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List late in 1996.
Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna
The Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna is a highly professional, traditional and internationally sought-after Viennese chamber orchestra, which has been very successful since its inception in 1994. The orchestra consists of renowned musicians from all of Vienna’s most important orchestras. The members of the orchestra are young, dedicated and artistically highly qualified musicians. All of them have previously played in various orchestras and well-known concert halls in Austria and have received their education and training at internationally renowned conservatories and universities. The Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna has a long tradition of working with singers and ballet dancers.
This package offers a unique combination of two delightful destinations: gourmet cuisine and world-famous music. Enjoy a first-class dinner at Café-Restaurant Residenz, followed by a concert at Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery including the most beautiful works written by Mozart and Strauss, accompanied by vocalists and ballet dancers. A delightful evening for your palate, eyes and ears alike!
At the Ehrenhof ('Court of Honor'), right beside the entrance of Schloss Schoenbrunn, in the rooms of the former imperial kitchen lies the Café-Restaurant Residenz. Here, you will enjoy a three-course dinner by candlelight. In summer, dinner is served on the cozy outside dining area.
In walking distance from the main entrance to Schloss Schoenbrunn and the Café-Restaurant Residenz lies the Orangery Schoenbrunn. Since imperial times, this was a place for courtly festivities and banquets. During one of these events Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri held a unique music contest. In this historic ambience the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra performs the most beautiful works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. From the beginning of April to the end of October, at Christmas and at New Year's Eve, the concert will be performed by the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra in grand cast. In late autumn and in winter the concert will be performed by the Schoenbrunn Chamber Ensemble.
- 6:15 p.m. - Individual guests are requested to pick up their concert tickets and their dinner voucher at our office located at the Orangery. We are open daily from 9:00 a.m. Groups will receive all documents from one of our staff members at the restaurant.
- 6:30 p.m. - Dinner at Café-Restaurant Residenz
- 8:00 p.m. - Admittance into Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery
- 8:30 p.m. - Concert starts
- 10:15 p.m. - Concert ends
After the concert, taxis will be available right outside Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery. The subway runs until midnight in five to eight-minute intervals.
Orangerie in Palace Schoenbrunn
Orangerie in Palace Schoenbrunn
Things to bring
Free CD for VIP category booking
Cancellation more then a week in advance: administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution
6:30pm - dinner, 8:30 concerts starts
By public transport
Underground train U4 from the town center to Stop "Schoenbrunn" (approx. 15 minutes) Take the forward exit of the subway station, follow the way to the pedestrian traffic light, cross the street (walking time is about two minutes). Diagonally left is the entrance to the Orangery Schoenbrunn.
Drive along "Schoenbrunner Schlossstrasse" into town, past the main entrance of Schloss Schoenbrunn, until you reach the pedestrian traffic light. On the right side is the entrance to the Orangery Schoenbrunn. A large car & bus park is directly opposite of the Orangery.
Individual guest are requested to pick up their concert tickets and their dinner voucher at our office located at the Orangery.
Category VIP: 129 EUR (Best seats are reserved for you, Champagne during concert intermission included)
Category A: 105 EUR (Champagne during concert intermission included)
Category B: 95 EUR
Category C: 79 EUR
Please note: Other dates, times and rates for Christmas: Dec 25 - 30:
Category VIP: 139 EUR
Category A: 112 EUR
Category B: 99 EUR
Category C: 85 EUR