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Schoenbrunn Palace - Palace tour 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.
Have an evening of royal pleasures just like the royalty in times long past: start by walking through the sumptuous palace and enjoy a grand finale at the Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery, embarking on a musical journey with the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra. Since individual guests will be taking the tour accompanied by an audioguide, they are free to choose the time of the visit as long as they take it within the palace's official opening hours. Schoenbrunn Palace with an extra special touch! Following your tour of the palace's ceremonial rooms, the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra will take you on a journey to the world of Mozart and Strauss, accompanied by singing and dance - performed exclusively for you at Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery.
Empress Maria Theresa made Schloss Schoenbrunn into her magnificent summer residence. All her successors resided at the palace during summer and ruled the empire from there. Especially Emperor Franz Joseph liked to spend his time at the Palace Schoenbrunn. Take a tour of the glamorous and private rooms of the emperors accompanied by an audio guide. Groups of more than 15 will enjoy an exclusive guided tour given by one of the palace's guides in the evening, after the palace has closed for the public and quieted down.
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.
Individual guests are requested to pick up their concert tickets, their audioguide voucher and their dinner voucher at our office located at the Orangery.
- Before 3:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - Audioguide palace tour for individual guests
- 7:00 p.m. - Exclusive guided palace tour for groups
- Starting at 8:00 p.m. - Admission into Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery
- 8:30 p.m. - Concert starts
- Approx. 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
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, their audio-guide voucher and their dinner voucher at our office located at the Orangery.
Palace Opening Hours
- April to June 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- July and August: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- September to October:8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- November to March: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Category VIP: 112 EUR
Category A: 89 EUR
Category B: 78 EUR
Category C: 59 EUR
Please note: Other dates, times and rates for Christmas: Dec 25 - 30:
Category VIP: 124 EUR
Category A: 95 EUR
Category B: 82 EUR
Category C: 69 EUR