Your “Essential City Tour Vienna with Schönbrunn Palace” takes you from the Vienna Hofburg along incredibly special sights of the historic past to Austria’s famous landmark: Schönbrunn Palace.
Stations along our tour:
Vienna State Opera
Museum of Natural History and Museum of Fine Arts
St. Stephen’s Cathedral | Stop
Schönbrunn Palace | Stop
Included entrance fees:
Stephansdom: Interior of the cathedral & catacombs
Schönbrunn Palace: Highlight tour with twenty state rooms
Your “Essential City Tour Vienna with Schönbrunn Palace” leads you along the famous Vienna Ringstrasse with its countless magnificent buildings from the early days, right past the “First House on the Ring,” the Vienna State Opera.
With around 350 performances per season, the Vienna State Opera is one of the most famous opera houses in the world.
The route of the “Essential City Tour Vienna with Schönbrunn Palace” continues past the Vienna Hofburg and the associated Burggarten. The Vienna Hofburg was the seat of the Habsburgs in Vienna and thus the official seat of many emperors, from the 13th century onwards until the end of the monarchy in 1918.
The building complex is comprised of ten wings and around 2,600 rooms. Among other things, it houses the “Sisi Museum” and the famous silver collection.
Today the Hofburg is the workplace of the Austrian President.
The garden was originally laid out in the early 19th century as a private garden for Emperor Franz I. In this wonderful garden in the heart of the city there are, monuments dedicated to Mozart and the late Baroque Emperor Franz Stephan. The Palmenhaus, an elegant café with brasserie and bar, offers a beautiful view over the garden and invites you to linger for a bit.
After this stay, the journey continues past the two large Ringstrasse museums, the Museum of Natural History and of Fine Arts. The two opposite museums on the Burgring are architecturally perfect twins.
The Natural History Museum has a collection of over thirty million objects, around 100,000 of these are on permanent display. With its priceless art collections, the Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most important buildings of its kind in the world.
The first stop on your tour is a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
The Gothic cathedral, the construction of which began in 1365, is not only the symbol of the city of Vienna, but of the whole country. The Pummerin housed in the north tower is also famous. It is the third largest free-swinging church bell in Europe.
There are countless details and stories to discover in and around St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Your guide knows all of them!
The crowning glory of the “Essential City Tour Vienna with Schönbrunn Palace” is the eponymous visit to Schönbrunn Palace.
The palace in its current form was built in the 18th century as a summer residence for Archduchess Maria Theresa and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. With its 1,441 rooms, Schönbrunn Palace is the largest palace in Austria. A special attraction in the castle gardens is the oldest still existing zoo in the world.
Your guide will take you on a wonderful journey through time! A tour of the castle offers you an extraordinary insight into the imperial apartments from several eras. From Archduchess Maria Theresa to Empress “Sisi.”
We would be happy to adapt your “Essential City Tour Vienna with Schönbrunn Palace” to your personal wishes. Many changes are possible as part of the tour or at an additional cost. If you would like your RSL Premium support team to have additional qualifications, our booking service team will be happy to assist you 24/7 365 available!
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