Schönbrunn Palace Tour and Concert

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December 2022

Have an evening of royal pleasures just like the royalty in times long past: start by walking through the sumptuous palace and enjoy a grand finale at the Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery, embarking on a musical journey with the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra. Since individual guests will be taking the tour accompanied by an audioguide, they are free to choose the time of the visit as long as they take it within the palace's official opening hours. Groups of more than 10 will enjoy an exclusive guided tour given by one of the palace's guides in the evening, after the palace has closed for the public and quieted down. Schoenbrunn Palace with an extra special touch! Following your tour of the palace's ceremonial rooms, the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra will take you on a journey to the world of Mozart and Strauss, accompanied by singing and dance - performed exclusively for you at Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery.


An evening in Schönbrunn

Palace tour & Concert


Inclusive services

• Admission to Schönbrunn Palace
• Individual guests: Audio guide for a Grand Tour
• Groups from 15 persons: your own guide for a Highlight Tour
• Free choice of seating in the selected category at the Schönbrunn Palace Concert
• Only Category A: a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice per person at our concert bar
• Only Category VIP: a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at our concert and one CD per person



Program and cast

Ticket Pick-Up:

From 10:00 AM on the booked concert date at the reservation office at Orangery Schönbrunn.


• 5:15 PM Meeting point in front of the main entrance of Schönbrunn Palace (No. 3
on the map)
• 5:30 PM Palace Tour with your own smartphone as audio guide
• 8:30 PM Concert start in the Orangery Schönbrunn (No. 1 on the map)
(Admission from 8:00 PM)
• Approx. 10.15 PM Concert end

Please note: the specified departure time for the Palace tour must be observed. In case of delay, the tickets become invalid.

You visit the Palace with your own smartphone as an audio guide. So make sure you bring your smartphone well charged. Carrying your own headphones is recommended.

The concert venue is the Orangery (Nr. 1). On selected days the concert will be held either at the White and Gold Room or at the Great Gallery located directly inside Schoenbrunn Palace (Nr. 3).

Kindly note that our seats are not numbered. We offer open seating within the booked category!


Palace tour
Empress Maria Theresa made Schloss Schoenbrunn into her magnificent summer residence. All her successors resided at the palace during summer and ruled the empire from there. Especially Emperor Franz Joseph liked to spend his time at the Palace Schoenbrunn. Take a tour of the glamorous and private rooms of the emperors accompanied by an audio guide. For groups of 15 people or more a separate guide will be available to show you the apartments of Maria Theresa exclusively and outside the regular opening times of the palace.


At the Ehrenhof ('Court of Honor'), right beside the entrance of Schloss Schoenbrunn, in the rooms of the Restaurant Tafelspitz. Here, you will enjoy a three-course dinner.


In walking distance from the main entrance to Schloss Schoenbrunn and the Café-Restaurant Residenz lies the Orangery Schoenbrunn. Since imperial times, this was a place for courtly festivities and banquets. During one of these events Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri held a unique music contest. In this historic ambience the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra performs the most beautiful works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss.

From the beginning of April to the end of October, at Christmas and at New Year's Eve, the concert will be performed by the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra in grand cast. In late autumn and in winter the concert will be performed by the Schoenbrunn Chamber Ensemble.


The Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery

The widowed Empress Wilhelmine Amalie had an orangery garden installed in Schoenbrunn with the purpose of overwintering her bitter orange plants inside a greenhouse.

Even today, concerts are held in grand old style in this historical location. Clad in historical dress, the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra interprets the most famous works by Mozart and Strauss at the original location every evening.

(c) Hernando Mejia
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