Schönbrunn Castle
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Jul-Aug: 8am-6pm; Sep-Oct and Apr-Jun: 8am-5pm; Nov-Mar: 8am-4.30pm


Inspired by the Palace of Versailles, Josef I wanted a residence that was in keeping with his vast empire. His successors continued to work on Schönbrunn Castle and the place lives up to his original ambition. Everything has a grandiose symmetry and the reception rooms, galleries and apartments still retain their original decoration. The park, with its gardens, flower-filled parterres, fountains and sculptures, has plenty of attractions in store for children.


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