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Schönbrunn Castle is the most popular sight in Vienna - and in fact in all of Austria. The former home of the Habsburg family also has a huge park, zoo and even an outdoor swimming pool.
Beautiful castle and compound to stroll around, visit the castle, and enjoy a coffee at Gloriette overlooking Vienna.
Built to rival the opulence of Versailles, Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace was once a summer residence of the Habsburg monarchs. Today, this baroque palace is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in Austria.
Schönbrunn Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing, Vienna. The name Schönbrunn (meaning “beautiful spring”) has its roots in an artesian well from which water was consumed by the court.
Schönbrunn is the palace where Prince Joseph and Princess Sisi was living, it is highly recommended to visit it, the ticket is a bit expensive, about €34 but it is worthy and you can do it only for one time, otherwise you can opt to visiting only the park around the palace, it is free to enter and…
(20 min walk) Ancient gardens with access to the Tiergarten (zoo) and to the Schönbrunner Bad.
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“Viennese people go there for shopping. Its a long street full of shops. Start at Westbahnhof and walk down to Museumsquartier. ”
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“The Prater has got everything: a huge Park, sports, the traditional Vienna amusement park, ice cream etc. You gotta check it out!”
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“In Schönbrunn there is the Vienna Zoo. Tickets are quite costly but it is worth a visit. Make sure to go to the feeding of the seals! We also have baby elephants! ”
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“The Stephansdom Vienna with the famous Pummerin bell is a world wide known cultural possession and one of Vienna landmarks. The local people use also the name Steffel for this impressive cathedral. Pummerin Bell: In 1951 the new Pummerin was casted in St. Florian partly out the material of the old bell which tumbled down at the fire in 1945. It was pulled up in 1957 onto the 68 m high north tower. The biggest and heaviest bell of Austria weighs 21.383 kg. Stephansdom data and facts: To reach the top room of the high tower, which is the 137 m high south tower and also commonly known as Steffl, you need to climb 343 steps.The cathedral itself is 107 m long and 34 m wide. The central aisle is 28 m high and the three choir halls are 22 m high. Visitor Info: The cathedral of Vienna is definitely worth a visit. The entrance to this imposing building is free, but only some areas may be visited without paying an entrance fee. For the main area of the cathedral a guided tour by audio guide is available for around 6,00 Euro. At this tour you will see numerous art historical and architectural highlights like paintings, altars and sculptures. Both towers offer an impressive view over the city center. Of course you need to pay an entrance fee for this experience. The elevator onto the north tower with Pummerin bell costs approx. 6,00 Euro. For the south tower you have to pay only about 5,00 Euro, but you must tackle the 343 steps on foot. Who prefers to step downstairs instead of upstairs, can also visit the catacombs in a guided tour (approx. 6,00 Euro). In the Bischofsgruft you can find the urns of the Habsburger and the tomb monument for emperor Friedrichs II, which is made of red marble. You may visit all the tours listed above at a reasonable price with an all-inclusive ticket. This ticket costs around 14,90 Euro. www.stephanskirche.at All-Inclusive Ticket cheaper at Tiqets* with 10% discount code 10CWTQ”
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