From the hunting lodge into a summer residence
“The history of Schönbrunn and the buildings that previously stood on this site dates back to the fourteenth century. Emperor Matthias discovered a spring that gave the estate the name it still bears today.”
There are 3 parking spaces for persons with special needs in the forecourt by the main gate.
Barrier-free toilets can be found by the ticket desk, in the Children's Museum and on the first floor (only accessible with the assistance of palace staff).
Assistance Dogs are admitted.
Reduced admission for persons with special needs upon production of ID.
Admission is free for a person accompanying a blind/vision-impaired visitor or a wheelchair user, provided that a companion person is included in the disabled visitor’s ID.General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Wheelchair accessible rooms
- Assistance animal welcome
- Disabled parking access
Mobility accessibility further information:
- Level or ramp access to front entrance
Wheelchairs / seating
Wheelchairs can be hired free of charge upon deposit of ID at the turnstile. Limited seating is available in the state rooms. Wheelchairs for outside use (park) are available free of charge on depositing an ID card or identification at the main gate.
Access to the display rooms
All display areas enjoy barrier-free accessibility via ramps or lift.Vision Information:
We offer dedicated guided tours of Schönbrunn Palace for blind and sight-impaired visitors upon request. These tours give visitors access behind the cordons and allow them to feel particular objects, including doors, ceramic stoves, furniture, interior surface decoration, curtains, busts and floors.
Dates: by arrangement
Duration: approximately 90 minutes
Maximum size of group: 30 persons
Guide dogs are permitted and accompanying persons receive free admission.Hearing accessibility features:
- Sign language assistance or interpretation services
Museum Sign Language Guide
Our video guides in Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS) and International Sign (IS) are available for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors.
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