Schloß Schönbrunn "SPITZHOF - APOTHEKERTRAKT"
Schönbrunner Schloßstrasse 47
At the end of the seventeenth century Emperor Leopold I commissioned the Baroque architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, who had received his training in Rome, to design an imperial hunting lodge for his son, Crown Prince Joseph, later to become Emperor Joseph I. Replacing the château de plaisance built on this site for the dowager empress Eleonora of Gonzaga in 1642, it was to grow into a palatial imperial residence over the course of the eighteenth century.
Arriving by car
Coming from Vienna International Airport
take the A4 motorway heading towards Vienna, then continue on the
southbound A23 (follow signs for Graz), then take the Altmannsdorf exit and follow the signs for "Schloss Schönbrunn"
Arriving on the A2 motorway
follow signs for the city centre, take the Altmannsdorf exit and follow the signs for "Schloss Schönbrunn"
Arriving on the A1 motorway
follow signs for the city centre which will take you directly to Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse 47
Arriving by train
Journey time approximately 15 minutes from the Westbahnhof (western railway terminal)
Take the westbound tram line No. 60 and alight at Schönbrunn
Journey time aproximately 30 minutes from the Station Meidling
Take the northbound U6 (brown) underground line and alight at Längenfeldgasse, then change to the westbound U4 (green) underground line and alight at Schönbrunn
Station Wien Hauptbahnhof
Journey time aproximately 45 minutes from the Station Wien Hauptbahnhof
Take the U1 (red) underground line and alight at Karlsplatz, then change to the
westbound U4 (green) underground line and alight at Schönbrunn.