Retrace the steps of the nobility of years past, exploring the Schönbrunn palace at sunset, eating in the Residenz restaurant, and enjoying a classical music concert from the most famous palace orchestra in the world.
The evening begins with a visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, the most famous in Vienna. It's said that Emperor Franz Josef I had a special love for this palace and its gardens, and Empress Maria Theresa would spend every summer here.
Having toured the palace, dinner is served in the Residenz restaurant, an exclusive spot found in one of the buildings in the palace. The menu consists of three courses, and for dessert: apfelstrudel from the palace bakery, for many the best in the world.
La velada comienza visitando el interior del Palacio Schönbrunn, el más famoso de Viena. Se dice que el emperador Francisco José I tenía una predilección especial por este palacio y sus jardines. La emperatriz María Teresa pasaba aquí todos los veranos.
To top the experience, you'll then enjoy interpretations of the music of Mozart and Strauss by the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra. The concert takes place in the orangery, where Mozart and Salieri once competed to demonstrate to the court who was the best composer. Having said this, the show occasionally takes place in the Grand Gallery, which in the imperial age was the perfect setting for dances and ceremonies of all types. The White and Gold hall is another of the corners of the palace where these concerts take place, even more intimate and special.
The concert lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes, with an interval of 15 minutes. The exact programme changes daily.
There are 4 different kinds of ticket, VIP, A, B, and C, ranging from the closest to the furthest and cheapest. We recommend that you reserve your seats as early as possible, especially if want to sit close to the stage.
VIP ticket holders will enjoy the concert from premium boxes, and will be served a glass of sparkling wine during the interval.
- Palace Visit: During the palace opening hours
- Dinner: 6:30 pm
- Concert: 8:30 pm
The visit to the Schönbrunn Palace is self guided and includes an audio guide. The opening hours of the palace are:
- From April to June and September to October: from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
- July and August: from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm.
- From November to March: From 8:30 am to 5 pm
If the Rezidenz restaurant is full, dinner will be served in the Corte Restaurant in the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, just around the corner. The Menu will be the same.
The Orangery will be closed for construction works between the 8th January and the 30th April 2019, meaning the concert will take place in one of the other halls in the palace.
Per PersonUS$ 148.6
Per PersonUS$ 133.7
Per PersonUS$ 113.1
* The price increases on the 23 December
The tour includes audio commentary in English.
Ticket to the Schönbrunn Palace with audioguide.
Three course meal in the Residenz restaurant.
Ticket to the classical music concert in the orangery.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Vienna).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Is there a dress code for the Schönbrunn Palace?
A - No.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Schönbrunn Palace Orangery