Schonbrunn Palace is located in the district of Wien within the city borders of Vienna, Austria. The palace is a threefold icon of representative architecture, culture, and history dating back to the residency of the Habsburg rulers. A combination of gardens, sculptures, and ruins makes the Schonbrunn Palace a renowned tourist allurement.
The Schonbrunn Palace grounds encompass the Vienna Zoo, the oldest zoo in the world, a famous French garden, vibrant orangerie, and more than thirty sculptures. The Gloriette Structure of the palace is a celebrated monument and offers a cafe and observation deck for interested tourists. The annual Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn is a popular palace attraction.
Access to Schonbrunn Palace is 30 minutes by underground train from Station Meidling and 15 minutes by tram from the Westbahnhof. The Schonbrunn Station serves as the destination point for bus, tram, and subway. From the airport to Schonbrunn Palace it is an hour long journey via public transportation.
The Schonbrunn Palace resides on a plot of land formerly utilised as a hunting and recreation ground in the 1600s. The birth of the palace, as well as the orangerie, can be traced back to Eleonora Gonzaga. The remarkable structure and its surrounding area was identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.