Schloss Schönbrunn | © Wien Tourismus | Manfred Horvath
Giant panda Tiergarten Schönbrunn zoo | © Norbert Potensky
Nightlife | © Wien Tourismus

An Imperial take on the capital.


Surroundings & Activities

The Parkhotel Schönbrunn is just a short walk from Schönbrunn Palace – one of Vienna’s outstanding cultural attractions thanks to its magnificent architecture and splendid imperial state rooms. This impressive Baroque palace served as the summer residence of the Austrian imperial court for almost two centuries. With neighbours like this, it is easy to immerse yourself in the cultural treasures of centuries gone by, whilst also enjoying the unique charms that contemporary Vienna has to offer.

Palm house  | © Österreich Werbung | Peter Burgstaller


Dotted with fountains and architectural gems such as the Gloriette and Palm House, as well as Schönbrunn Zoo – the beautifully laid-out palace gardens are right on the hotel’s doorstep. Vienna’s zoo is the oldest in the world, but at the same time one of the most modern and best-loved. It is constantly updating its facilities with refurbishment projects and the addition of new enclosures such as the ORANG.erie, the new home of the orangutans.  There’s lots in store for the whole family thanks to the hundreds of animal species, a number of which have been around for what seems like an eternity. The zoo’s oldest resident, a giant tortoise that lives in the crocodile pavilion, has been delighting visitors to Schönbrunn Zoo since 1953.

A few hundred metres from the other side of the palace grounds is U4, one of Vienna’s most well-known and historically significant music venues. The club gets its name from the underground line that runs right under the building. Vienna’s very own Falco was a regular performer, and numerous bands including Nirvana have taken to the stage here before hitting the big time. Right on the hotel’s doorstep are the exclusive shops, restaurants and bars of Vienna’s well-heeled Hietzing district, a part of town that is also home to many of Vienna’s most well-known and beautiful attractions.

Naschmarkt | © WienTourismus | Peter Rigaud

Shopping, Nightlife & more...

Thanks to the hotels proximity to the underground station, the famous Naschmarkt, like all of Vienna’s central destinations, is easily accessible. The herbs, spices and international specialties on offer at the traditional old market are a feast for the senses. The choice is yours – spend your days savouring the arts and culture, or your evenings partying into the night.

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