"Palace, Park and Zoo" Top 5 Page for this destination Schönbrunn by Anjutka

Schönbrunn Travel Guide: 98 reviews and 289 photos

The Palace

It was a surprise for me to find Schoenbrunn in the VT places database. Surprising because it is in the middle of Vienna. So I build a page on it because we have been a full day in Schoenbrunn (the only one significant activity in Vienna outside of Schoenbrunn on this day was a visit to Tichy's Icecream palace to enjoy Europe's best icecream.)

Schoenbrunn was built to compete with Versailles. I still have not seen Versailles but I heard of most who have seen both that Schoenbrunn is nicer.

The Park

It is a tremendous park stretching around the Palace and up a hill crowned by the "Gloriette". offering one of the finest views of Vienna. The park is in French style. of course.

The Zoo

Quite a big part of the Western park is the zoo. It was founded 250 years ago and is the oldest existing zoological garden in the world. And since a perfect renovation a couple of years ago it became one of the most modern zoos in the world.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Some of the most spectacular Vienna sights concentrated here
  • Cons:Crowded, of course
  • In a nutshell:A must for a first time Vienna visitor
  • Last visit to Schönbrunn: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 25, 2005
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  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2005 at 1:02 PM

    A nice made page, Anna! By the way, the pandas like Vienna and the zoo too!

  • ophiro's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2005 at 9:31 AM

    beautiful page with nice pics and tips

  • May 23, 2005 at 5:31 AM

    Nice pages you made, and I am still busy with my old pages about Germany and Austria.You have been to nice places in Italy.Keep on exploring,ciao bella, Andy

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2005 at 10:59 PM

    Scönbrunn with palace park and zoo could alone easily fill two days of sightseeing of Vienna - it easily beats Versailles .

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2004 at 12:44 PM

    Anna this was a nice small page but I enjoyed the tips and photos. I like how you get in all the photos, LOL :-) Who is taking all the pictures all the time? Cheers :-)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2004 at 12:38 AM

    what a lovely page & great pics, Anjutka ! These Pandas are brand new, and I have not seen them yet myself...


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