Discover Viennese culture and cuisine with this package, which includes:
· an audioguide tour of Schonbrunn Palace,
· an excuisite dinner at Cafe-Restaurant Residenz
· a classical concert at the Orangerie Schonbrunn
Tickets pick up
You can pick up your package tickets any day between 9:00 am to 20:30 at the box office, located in the Orangery building of the Schoenbrunn palace (see the area map of the palace).
In order to pick up your tickets you need to present the printed email of your booking confirmation.
From 8:30 (any day): Grand tour with an audio guide of the imperial apartments in the Schoenbrunn Palace. Please note the opening hours of the palace (see below).
18:30 (on the selected package date): Dinner in Café Restaurant Residenz
20:30 (on the selected package date): Concertof Mozart and Strauss works in the Orangery. Admission from 20:00.
The Grand tour of the imperial apartments includes 40 rooms (approx. 50-60 minutes) and can be done any day within the opening hours of the Schoenbrunn palace:
April to June 8:30 – 17:30 (last admission 16:30)
July and August 8:30 – 18:30 (last admission 17:30)
September and October 8:30 – 17:30 (last admission 16:30)
November to March 8:30 – 17:00 (last admission 16:00)
During the winter, we recommend that individual guests start the audioguide palace tour at 16:00 at the latest. During the summer, please start your tour before 17:00!
At 18:30 reserved seats await you at Café Restaurant Residenz (see the area map of the palace).
The menu includes 2 options:
1.Vegetable soup of the season
2.Spinach-Feta cheese Strudel with salad bouquet and herb’s sour cream
3.Apple strudel handmade in the Imperial Bakery Schoenbrunn with whipped cream
1.Beef consommé with semolina dumplings
2.Filet of trout grilled in garlic with vegetables and parsley tomatoes
3.Apple strudel handmade in our Imperial Bakery Schoenbrunn with whipped cream
Vegetarian meals are available on request at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drinks are not included in the package and must be paid at the restaurant!
The concert starts at 20:30 in the Orangery and ends around 22:15.
The admission starts from 20:00. The concert is divided in two parts of 45 minutes each with an intermission of 15 minutes.
The concert program includes selected works of Mozart and Strauss. A couple of opera singers (soprano, baritone) perform the arias and the duets and a pair of ballet soloists accompany the waltzes.
The exact program is selected approximately a week before the concert. You can see an example in the menu Programme.
Seat location & dress code
Categories VIP, A, B and C refer to the front, middle and rear part of the auditorium in the concert hall. Palace tour and dinner are the same for all categories.
Category VIP guests will be served a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice during the intermission and offered a CD of the orchestra as a souvenir.
The seats in the concert hall are not numbered and can be selected (within the category booked) upon arrival.
How to dress: there is no specific dress code for attending the concert.
An eclectic mix of visitors are often onsite at any given time, so guests dressed casually or formally are not likely to notably stand out.
We recommend casual elegant dress code.
How to get there
Underground: U4, Schönbrunn station
Trams: 10 and 58, Schönbrunn station
Bus: 10A, Schönbrunn station
By taxi: From the downtown (for example from Vienna state opera) the drive costs approx. 15 €.
After the concert has ended, there will be sufficient taxis available at the entrance to the Orangery Schönbrunn. The underground leaves in five to eight-minute intervals until midnight.
Schoenbrunn Palace Festival Orchestra performs from 1st of April to 31st of October and from 24th of December to 1st of January.
The Schoenbrunn Palace Festival Orchestra is a traditional Viennese chamber orchestra, formed in 1994. Besides the concerts at the Orangery Schoenbrunn, the orchestra has given many sold-out concerts across the world, including Japan, Croatia, Germany, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Denmark. It consists of renowned musicians, dedicated and artistically highly qualified. All of them have previously played in various orchestras and well-known concert halls in Austria and have received their education and training at internationally renowned conservatories and universities.
Schoenbrunn Palace Festival Ensemble performs from 1st of November to 23rd of December and 2nd of January to 31st of March.
The ensemble performs with reduced number of musicians during that period.
The concert hall – the Orangery
The Schoenbrunn Orangery was built around 1750. The name reflects the original use of the building as a place where citrus trees were housed during the cold winters. In the 18th century, however, an orangery was not just a greenhouse but a symbol of prestige and wealth, and a venue for concerts and parties.
During many decades, royals and aristocrats enjoyed themselves at lavish parties here at the Schoenbrunn Orangery. Emperor Joseph II was especially fond of holding celebrations in the
Orangery with festively-decorated banqueting tables, ranks of flowering plants and illuminations in the citrus trees.
It was at the Orangerie Schoenbrunn, where the famous musical duel between Mozart and Salieri, took place (Mozart lost).
The Russian Crown Prince, the future Czar Paul, and Emperor Josef II dined at the Orangerie Schoenbrunn in the late fall of 1781.
After a thorough renovation in 1997, the former greenhouse was restored to its original beauty. The rear section of the Orangery still serves its original purpose, while the especially elegant front section is used for concerts and all kinds of festivities.