Schoenbrunn Palace - Palace tour, 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 royal delight times three! We have assembled the best Schoenbrunn has to offer: a tour of Schoenbrunn Palace, an exclusive dinner at Café-Restaurant Residenz as well as the grand finale – a concert of classical music with works by Mozart and Strauss at the Orangery. Since individual guests will be taking the tour accompanied by an audioguide, they are free to choose the starting time of the visit. Groups of 15 and up 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. Embark on an unsurpassed miniature journey in Schoenbrunn.
Palace tour 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.
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.
Individual guests are requested to pick up their concert tickets, their audioguide voucher and their dinner voucher at our office located at the Orangery.
- 3:30pm - 4:30 pm: Audioguide palace tour for individual guests 4:00 p.m.
- 6:30 pm: Dinner at Café-Restaurant Residenz Starting at
- 8:00 pm: Admission into Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery
- 8:30 pm: Concert starts Approx.
- 10:15 pm: Concert ends
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.
NOTE: rates for a group up to 10persons: 20,60 EUR per person
Collection of your package at our office at the Orangerie from 9 am.
- The audioguided tour at Schönbrunn palace can be made all day within the opening hours
Opening hours of the palace:
- 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.
Tour lasts about 50 minutes
- Dinner starts at 6.30 pm at restaurant Residenz (no drinks included)
- Admission into the concert hall starts at 8 pm
- Concert starts at 8.30 pm
- Concert ends at approx. 10.15 pm
The concert venue is the Orangery Schoenbrunn!
Category VIP: 144 EUR
Category A: 119 EUR
Category B: 109 EUR
Category C: 95 EUR
Please note: Other dates, times and rates for Christmas: Dec 25 - 30:
Category VIP: 154 EUR
Category A: 129 EUR
Category B: 115 EUR
Category C: 99 EUR