The spectacular Schönbrunn Palace, situated in Austria’s capital city Vienna, is the former summer residence of the long reigning Habsburgs and a magnificent example of Baroque architecture. Encompassing imperial ceremonial rooms and perfectly manicured gardens, Schönbrunn houses 1,441 rooms featuring the Rococo style, a theatrical style belonging to the late Baroque era. Admire the intricate and artistic design of approximately 40 rooms during the Grand Tour, which provides entry to the state rooms, private apartments of the imperial couple and precious 18th century interiors from the time of Maria Theresa. The Millions Room is a true highlight, featuring stunning rosewood panelling, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful Rococo rooms in existence.
Continue your exploration outside in the palace gardens, which are just as spectacular. Time your visit to spring, as the flowers are in bloom or autumn as the leaves turn golden yellows and crimson reds. Admire the mythological and historical statues, bubbling fountains, and the grand columns and arches of the Gloriette on the crest of the hill. Garden lovers will also appreciate the Orangery Garden, Palm House and Crown Prince Garden, which can be accessed for an additional fee.