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Film & Photo


Filming & photographing

Film- and photo shootings are subjects to authorisation!

If you want to film in Schönbrunn you need official permits before you can start filming.

On this site you find important information like conditions of use, contact you need for your request for a permit.
At the sidebar, you find costs and application forms for filming and photographing.

Outdoor-shootings for private purposes are permitted without advance!

Contact
Photographing:
foto@schoenbrunn.at
Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H.

Filming:
film@schoenbrunn.at
Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H.


Inside shootings

Filming and photographing inside the palace is only allowed after the opening hours and only with permit and contract!

Outdoor-Shootings

Outdoor-shootings

Recordings for private purposes are permitted without advance!

Outdoor-shootings

Recordings for private purposes are permitted without advance!

Promotional films as well as presentations only on request.

Photographs of Schoenbrunn may not be distributed and sold on picture agencies.

We will be pleased to provide you with shooting permits for 

  • current reports 
  • documentaries
  • scientific works
  • travel reports

Please contact us at least 3 weeks before you want to start the film/photo work!

The information we need from you for the contract:
who = applicant (name, address)
for whom = client (name, address)
how many = persons of the team, equipment
when = date
how long = duration; from - to
where = buildings, gardens
what = filming, photographing
purpose = Content of the film / theme of the photos
Designated use = target audience, broadcasting station, circulation 
Broadcast = where and when 

Application form for photography

Application form for video

Price list

Conditions of use for filming and photographing on the grounds of Schönbrunn

Conditions of use for film and photo shooting on the grounds of Schönbrunn.

Conditions of use for filming and photographing on the grounds of Schönbrunn
  • Fences and barriers are not allowed.

  • Our visitors have priority! Please be considerate!

  • It is forbidden to climb or sit on, or make similar use, of fountains, statues, monuments and other structures.

  • Climbing over barriers or fences is not permitted.

  • It is forbidden to step into the lawns or flower-beds.

  • Remotely piloted aerial vehicles are not permitted.

  • Balloons are not allowed neither in the Park, nor inside the Palace.

  • There is a general prohibition on parking in the Ehrenhof (Parade Court)

  • Driving into the park area is not permitted.

  • All instructions issued by supervisory personnel must be complied with.

  • The production must not damage the image or security of Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H. and Schönbrunn Palace in any way; in particular no security measures or devices may be shown; furthermore, we will not permit any recording which may offend public morals, or which could be interpreted as racist, extreme right-wing, or intended to incite violence.

  • In the event of a failure to observe the conditions of use, the Producer shall be required to pay a penalty of € 4,000.00 per infringement to SKB. SKB is entitled to claim damages in excess of this penalty.

  • Appropriate reference to Schönbrunn Palace as the location for filming must be made in the film, and it must at the very least be named in the credits, using at least the wording: "Filmed on location: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna".

Indoor-Shootings

Indoor-Shootings

Filming and photographing is only allowed after the opening hours and with a contract and permit!

Indoor-Shootings

Filming and photographing is only allowed after the opening hours and with a contract and permit! 

Promotional films or photo works as well as recordings for private purposes are not allowed

We will be pleased to provide you with shooting permits for 

  • current reports 
  • documentaries
  • scientific works
  • travel reports

Please contact us at least 3 weeks before you want to start the film/photo work!

The information we need from you for the contract:

who = applicant (name, address)
for whom = client (name, address)
how many = persons of the team
when = date
how long = duration; from - to
where = rooms in the palace, buildings
what = filming, photographing
purpose = Content of the film / theme of the photos
Designated use = target audience, broadcasting station, circulation 
Broadcast = where and when

Application form for photography

Application form for video

Price list

Conditions of use inside Schönbrunn Palace

Filming and photographing in Schönbrunn Palace

Conditions of use inside Schönbrunn Palace
  • Filming and photographing is only allowed outside the opening hours.

  • Filming may only be carried out with battery-powered light or hand-held floodlights (low voltage 12 volt per lamp head, not exceeding 100 volt: no UV, cold light). Direct illumination of original materials, wallpapers and/or paintings is prohibited.

  • There is an absolute prohibition on the use of flash-light for photography.

  • For curatorial and security reasons, the windows and shutters may not be opened.

  • Filming/Photographing behind the barriers is not permitted.

  • Rooms closed by special barriers (glass doors) may be neither opened nor entered.

  • The furniture may be neither used nor moved.

  • Dramatic scenes are not permitted.

  • There is a strict prohibition on smoking and food in the entire display area.

  • All instructions issued by supervisory personnel must be complied with.

  • Staff members of the film and photographing teams must remain with their teams and may only move away when accompanied by a supervisor.

  • The production must not damage the image or security of Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H. and Schönbrunn Palace in any way; in particular no security measures or devices may be shown; furthermore, we will not permit any recording which may offend public morals, or which could be interpreted as racist, extreme right-wing, or intended to incite violence.

  • In the event of a failure to observe the conditions of use the Producer shall be required to pay a penalty of € 4,000.00 per infringement to SKB. SKB is entitled to claim damages in excess of this penalty.

  • Appropriate reference to Schönbrunn Palace as the location for filming must be made in the film, and it must at the very least be named in the credits, using at least the wording: "Filmed on location: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna".

Reproductions and Photo Enquiries

The Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H. avails of a large photograph archive and the imaging copyright for the art and cultural holdings and property in its ownership and which have been transferred to it for preservation.

Archived here are digital data, Ektachromes and negatives of the photographs of room views and objects from its own holdings and those that have been transferred. Approval has to be obtained before an intended reproduction. The reproduction charge depends on purpose, number of copies, format, language and distribution area.

Reproductions for commercial, academic and scientific publications are processed and edited by the Department of Research and Documentation. Requests are processed once a week and the processing may take up to 3 weeks. The more targeted the requests are, the shorter the processing time. 


The following informations are required:

  • title of the publication
  • editor or author
  • edition
  • size of the print of each individual photo (full page, half page etc. or title page)
  • scheduled release date
  • language

Contact


Departement of Research and Documentation- pfwiss@schoenbrunn.at

Download Charges for use Pictorial rights 

Dispatch of photographs for marketing purposes is dealt with by the Marketing Department.
foto@schoenbrunn.at

Collection Inventory of the Photograph Archive

The photograph archive of the Schloss Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H. contains photographs of the entire complex of Schönbrunn, its gardens and garden objects, also the palace and its interior. Furthermore, the photograph archive encompasses the Imperial Apartments in the Vienna Hofburg and the Imperial Silver Collection. It documents the continuous changes since the late nineteenth century until today. The room-view photographs of the Ceremonial Rooms are constantly updated after restoration and furnishing reconstructions.

The photograph archive of the Schloss Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H. contains photographs of the entire complex of Schönbrunn, its gardens and garden objects, also the palace and its interior. Furthermore, the photograph archive encompasses the Imperial Apartments in the Vienna Hofburg and the Imperial Silver Collection. It documents the continuous changes since the late nineteenth century until today. The room-view photographs of the Ceremonial Rooms are constantly updated after restoration and furnishing reconstructions.

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