When visiting Vienna and you have that little bit of extra time, go out to see Schonbrunn Palace. It`s only a 25 minutes from the city center. Some compare this to the Versailles in Paris and I can see the resemblance.
The gardens and palace have been the location for various movies, such as the Sissi trilogy in 1950s. On a sunny day it`s a lovely place to just wander in the gardens.
To get there, you can take the underground: U4, Schönbrunn station.
I just visited the gardens and didn`t went into the Palace. The gardens open at 9 am and close at 5 pm (July & August till 6 pm). For more details on the opening hours of the Palace, Gloriette, … see here.
The gardens are free to enter. If you want to visit the Palace, there are tours that start at the price of 10.50 euros/adult*. For more info on the different tours, check www.schoenbrunn.at.
*Prices were accurate at time of publishing.
I was invited to Vienna by the Vienna Tourism Board, as always opinions are my own.