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Schönbrunn Palace Great Parterre

The Park and Gardens

The park at Schönbrunn Palace was opened to the public around 1779 and since then has provided a popular recreational amenity for the Viennese population as well as being a focus of great cultural and historical interest for international visitors. Extending for 1.2 km from east to west and approximately one kilometre from north to south, it was placed together with the palace on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1996.

Kaiser Matthias mit Jagdgesellschaft
The Park and Gardens


The whole estate had borne the name of ‘Katterburg’ from the beginning of the fourteenth century and belonged to the manor of the monastery at Klosterneuburg.

Schönbrunn Palace - Parade Court Fountains
The Park and Gardens


Experience a tour of the Great Parterre, the Angel Fountain, the many statues and more.

Opening Times Park

The park gates are opened at 6.30 am. You can enter the Palace Park free of charge during opening hours. If you wish to visit to the Schönbrunn special attractions, such as the Privy Garden, the Orangery Garden or the Maze as well as the Zoo, the Palm House and the Desert House you need to purchase individual admission tickets.

Find here the current opening Times

Vineyard in Schönbrunn

Until 1744, there existed a historic vineyard named ‘Liesenpfennig‘ right in front of the Orangery Garden at the magnificent site of Schönbrunn Palace. The most dedicated Viennese growers‘ group WienWein resurrected this vineyard and started growing grapevine on an area of 1000 square metres. The vineyard has been designed according to the great traditional field-blend of Vienna, namely ‘ Wiener Gemischter Satz‘ – this means that grapevines of all sorts are bedded out at the same time.

Since 2016 the vineyard in Schönbrunn is twinned mith the Clos Montmatre (Paris) and the Vigna della Regina (Queen's Vineyard) in Italy.

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Overall plan of Schönbrunn Palace Park

Discover the park at Schönbrunn with the aid of this overall plan of the complex. Click here to download the Overall plan of Schönbrunn Palace Park.

A tip for joggers and runners:

Planning to run in the park at Schönbrunn? Then download the Schönbrunn Running Map.
Distances are given in metres.

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