Privy Garden

Schönbrunn Palace

Privy Garden

Take a stroll under the shady pergola in the former Privy Garden of the imperial family!

Known as the Crown Prince Garden in German, the Privy Garden was given this name when a suite of rooms was furnished for Crown Prince Rudolf on the ground floor along this side of the palace around 1870. In the summer months the garden hosts precious specimens from the citrus collection of the Vienna Federal Gardens authority.

The elevated section of the Privy Garden (called the Garden above the Cellar) is notable for its Baroque design, with four parterre flower beds in designs edged with gravel. This part of the garden is bounded by a pergola with four wooden trellis pavilions. The original fifth pavilion has been replaced with a modern viewing pavilion from which you can look down on the colourful patterns of the formal beds.

Lying immediately along the east façade of the palace, the Privy Garden is part of the imperial family’s private gardens on the Meidling side of the park.


Adults€ 4.50 
Children (aged 6 - 18)€ 3.20 
Students (aged 19 - 25)*€ 3.50 
Disabled people*€ 3.50 
Seniors (60+)€ 3.50
Vienna City Card€ 3.50
School groups (aged 6 - 18)*€ 3.20 
Families (2 adults, up to 3 children)***€ 11.00

This ticket is available during the summer season (1 April 2021–2 November 2021) from the ticket desks at Schönbrunn Palace or online.


*To take advantage of STUDENT CONCESSIONS an international student identity card (ISIC) must be presented. In the case of groups of students a signed document of confirmation bearing the stamp of the university or other tertiary education institution must be presented (DOWNLOAD FORM).

DISABILITY DISCOUNT with valid ID. Admission is free for a person accompanying a blind/vision-impaired visitor or a wheelchair user, provided that a companion person is included in the disabled visitor’s ID. 

In the case of SCHOOL GROUPS (10 pupils and above) a signed document of confirmation bearing the stamp of the school must be presented (DOWNLOAD FORM).

** including audio guide or printed description depending on availability.

*** When purchasing ONLINE TICKETS the opportunity to apply the family discount will be offered once you have entered the desired number of tickets and clicked on the shopping cart icon.  

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