One day spend in Schonbrunn Palace, Stadtpark and Marionette Opera

One day spend in Schonbrunn Palace, Stadtpark and Marionette Opera

We originally wanted to do a day trip ke Bratislava, but Sari was not feeling well and started to cough because were caught in a rain on our way back from the opera the night before. So we cancelled Bratislava plan and went to see Schonbrunn Palace. We were going to Schonbrunn again later tonight but we thought it would be good to see it during the day also.

Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing, Vienna. The name Schönbrunn (meaning “beautiful spring”) has its roots in an artesian well from which water was consumed by the court.

The 1,441-room Rococo palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in the country. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. It has been a major tourist attraction since the mid-1950s.

Schonbrunn Palace open from 9.00-17.00 while the garden open from 06.30-20.00
How to get here:
Underground: U4, get off at Schönbrunn
Trams: 10 and 60, get off at Schloss Schönbrunn
Bus: 10 A, get off at Schloss Schönbrunn

Schonbrunn Palace had a large and beautiful garden. we could walk further to see Gloriette. Gloriette is a building in a garden erected on a site that is elevated with respect to the surroundings. The structural execution and shape can vary greatly, often in the form of a pavilion or tempietto, more or less open on the sides. The largest and probably best-known gloriette is in the Schonbrunn Palace garden in Vienna, built in 1775 and was the last building constructed in the garden.

I didn’t have energy to walk up while pushing a stroller so I only walked to certain extend and saw the Gloriette from a distance. You could easily spend one day to properly explore Schonbrunn Palace and Garden to see the museum inside and explore the garden. There was even a zoo and a maze inside the garden.

Stadtpark

From Schonbrunn, Sari went back to Hotel to rest while Alyssa and I went to Stadtpark. Stadtpark had a playground where Alyssa could play and burnt her energy.

Stadtpak is the oldest public park in Vienna located right in the heart of Vienna’s centre. Stadtpark stretches over 28 acres of land in the city and divided by Wien River. One of the park’s most photographed monuments is the statue of Johan Strauss, a gilded bronze sculpture built in 1921 in honor of the iconic Austrian composer. A stroll throughout the park would not be complete without a visit to one of its most important buildings, the Kursalon. Opened in 1867 as a spa pavilion where visitors could enjoy hydrotherapeutic treatments, it was soon turned into a concert hall instead, and to this day hosts around 500 concerts and balls every year.

Shakespeare Magic Flute Marionette Opera

Marionette Theater Schönbrunn Palace is a unique, original puppet theatre located directly at the Schönbrunn Palace that cultivates the Viennese tradition of artistic play with precious, hand-made marionettes. At the Imperial Palace, the tradition of telling stories with puppets dates back 250 years.

The theatre plays classical music operas such as “The Magic Flute” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or “The Wedding of Figaro” just as you would experience at an Opera House – except for here, the operas are presented by traditional puppets. The puppets, rigorously hand-crafted, are made of Swiss pine and lime wood and wrapped in silk and lace. Decorations and lighting are fantastic as well – constantly changing and moving, thus adding dynamics and excitement to the performance.

We wanted to watch performance while we are in the cultural city like Vienna but we also did not want to bore Alyssa by sitting in a 2 hour performance. Watching Marionette performance is a good choice because they are are the same performance pieces as the classic ones designed for an adult audience, but the children´s versions are shorter. Each performance take about 70 minutes to keep small children focused and amused.

You entered the theatre from Schonbrunn Palace’s main gate. Schonbrunn Palace were closed in the evening but the main entrance was left open for people who were going to see the marionette theatre which was located in the back of the palace.

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