Tour through the park

The Maze at Schönbrunn was laid out around 1720 and originally had four quadrants with a central (probably elevated) pavilion.

Consisting of paths between tall, narrow hedges without the dead-ends and false turns of a classic maze, it was intended to offer an inviting setting for a gentle stroll.

The Maze

It was gradually abandoned and eventually cleared in 1892. 1999 saw the opening of the new Maze: extending over 1,715 m², it was reconstructed on the historical model with yew hedges. At its centre again is a viewing platform, next to which two harmony stones with ‘energizing properties’ have been set up.


Reconstructed on the basis of historical plans, today the Labyrinth is an exciting invitation to a journey full of discoveries.

Over a total area of 2,700 m² there are fun and games for all ages waiting to be tried out. For instance, you can explore different types of labyrinth with your fingers, or master simple hopping games. You can distort your reflection from all sides in a giant kaleidoscope. Athletic types can shin up a pole and ring the bell at the top. A maths puzzle awaits those looking for a mental challenge: numbers on the flagstones tell you the number of steps you’re allowed to take, and you have to end up exactly in the middle of the game. But there are also more difficult variants for you to try!

The Labyrinth is a place for play and recreation – fun for visitors of all ages.

Labyrinthikon Playground

Another highlight is the Labyrinthikon, designed by playground design expert Günter Beltzig: a playground of experimentation and fun for all generations.

Further interesting literature:

  • Eid, Klaus. Labyrinthe und Irrgärten. Suchen und Finden. München 2004
  • Candolini, Gernot. Das geheimnisvolle Labyrinth. Mythos und Geschichte eines Menschheitssymbols. München 2008
The Family Monument
Neptune Fountain
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