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Tour of the palace


Schönbrunn größer Saal

Tour of the palace

A visit to the piano nobile at Schönbrunn Palace today begins at the Blue Staircase. The tour of the imperial apartments and the magnificent state rooms includes the residential suite of rooms occupied by Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth in the west wing, which are furnished in nineteenth-century style, the state rooms in the central section of the palace, the imperial apartments of Maria Theresa and Franz I Stephan, and the Franz Karl Apartment, which was occupied by Franz Joseph’s parents, Archduchess Sophie and Archduke Franz Karl.

Grand Tour

Grand Tour

The Grand tour: Forty rooms and forty fascinating stories spanning three centuries.

Gelber Salon

Imperial Tour

Imperial Tour

Visit the apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth and a tour the Rococo state rooms of the palace. 


Rooms on the ground floor

Rooms on the ground floor

On the ground floor are the private apartments of the imperial family, the so-called Bergl Rooms, comprising the Gisela Apartment, the private summer suite used by Empress Maria Theresa, and the Crown Prince Apartment, all painted with landscape murals by the Bohemian artist Johann Wenzel Bergl. These rooms can only be viewed by prior arrangement as part of a group visit.

Group Programme


The White-and-Gold Rooms on the ground floor in the palace are the perfect setting for larger or small wedding ceremonies.


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