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As preventive measure to contain infections through the Corona virus (Covid.19), the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs based on the decree of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection is immediately closing all locations (exhibition rooms) of the SKB (Schönbrunn Palace, Imperial Apartments/Sisi Museum/ Silver Collection (Hofburg Vienna), Hofmobiliendepot ∙ Imperial Furniture Collection, also Schloss Hof Estate and Schloss Niederweiden) for guests until 13 April 2020! More details.

The Gardens of Schönbrunn are closed with immediate effect!

The Easter Market Schönbrunn is unfortunately canceled.

Special Exhibition



Selected Highlights Tour

The tour leads through Empress Maria Theresa’s private apartment on the ground floor where, after the death of her beloved spouse Francis I, she resided for the last decade of her life (1770s) as dowager empress. The rooms are remarkable for their decoration and adornments, in fact they are unique in European palatial architecture, with landscape paintings by the Bohemian master Johann Wenzel Bergl, which (visually) lead visitors through all kinds of scenery from exotic landscapes to the planned, landscaped garden. Moreover, the tour includes Maria Theresa’s most important state rooms on the bel étage: the Great and Small Galleries, the Carousel Room and Hall of Ceremonies. The Great and Small Galleries are counted among the most resplendent banqueting halls of European Rococo, with their gloss-painted white walls, their opulent gold decorations, and the ceiling frescoes by the Italian painter Gregorio Guglielmi. What is more, the Carousel Room and the Hall of Ceremonies – likewise in the typical white-and-gold decoration typical of Maria Theresa’s epoch – have large-format paintings integrated in the wall panelling which document Maria Theresa’s reign in remarkably exact detail.

Duration: 17.3. – 04.11.2018
Dates: every Saturday and Sunday, 10.30 am (English) and 2.30 pm (German)
Price: € 15.80 / € 10.80 (children aged 6-18)
Reservations:, +43-1-811-13-239

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