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Vienna Schönbrunner Gardens Mini-Train Tour

Vienna, Austria
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50 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 2 more


Explore Vienna’s breathtaking Schönbrunner Gardens by mini-train on this hop-on hop-off tour. With your full-day ticket, set you own tour pace and route, disembarking at any of the nine stops along the 50-minute loop. Discover the lawns and gardens on foot, visiting Schönbrunn Palace, the Gloriette and the Schönbrunn Zoo (entrance fees not included), or simply sit back and soak up the breathtaking natural views.
  • Hop-on hop-off mini-train tour of the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna
  • Explore the beautiful Baroque gardens with ease, at your own pace
  • Admire highlights such as the ornate Obelisk Fountain, Roman Ruin and other landmarks
  • Hop off to visit the Schönbrunn Palace and other attractions such as the Gloriette and Schönbrunn Zoo (entrance fees all apply)
  • Learn about the gardens’ history and sights from the onboard commentary
  • Make full use of a ticket that’s valid for one whole day
Discover the exquisite beauty of Vienna’s beloved Schönbrunner Gardens and its key attractions by mini-train. Make your own way to Schönbrunner Gardens to begin your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour, then grab a seat on the convenient train for a ride through the massive UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the flexibility of setting your own pace and itinerary with nine major stops along the 50-minute, full-circuit route (without stops). Enjoy panoramic views and informative commentary from a professional guide as your train circumnavigates the grounds.
With your full-day pass, hop on and off the mini-train at any of the designated stops. (Tour stops listed below) As you ride, admire beautiful Baroque landscapes and vibrant monumental buildings. Disembark to get close-up views of Schönbrunn Palace, the ornate Obelisk Fountain and more. You may purchase optional admission to the glass Palm House and Schönbrunn Zoo, or the imperial Gloriette monument. Give your legs a rest and ride the train up the steep path to the Gloriette. Between stops, explore the grounds’ many elaborate mazes, fountains and fairy-tale gardens.
Complete as many circuits as you’d like with your single-day ticket. To end your tour, disembark at any stop along the route. Click ‘View Additional Info’ for a map of the train route.


Hop-On Hop-Off Stops:

Schönbrunn Palace
Hietzinger Gate
Schönbrunn Zoo and Palm House
Tirolergarten Tavern
Hohenbergstrasse and Tivoli
Obelisk Fountain and Schönbrunn Spa
Meidlinger Gate


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Rough and rattly
, Jul 2019
Not sure I would recommend this as an enjoyable experience. Only recommended if you are desperate to get to the Gloriette and see no other way. The train is a rough ride, we were packed in and you couldn't take much in the way of photos as you travelled. You certainly appreciate the extent of the gardens though. It was an awfully hot day, my memories might have been more pleasant if it had been milder.
Requesting a refund
, Jul 2019
We Went to the Schonbrunn Palace on the scheduled day and were told the train wasn't running, because they were setting up for a non scheduled concert. Is it possible to get a refund?
Mini Train
, Jun 2019
This is not fantastic but if you have trouble getting around or are just tired of walking all over Europe, this will take you to places you would not normally walk. If you want to go to the zoo, it takes you to a great drop off point. It drives you around the outer edges of the grounds. It is not a bad price. I think it was worth the cost.
good way to see gardens in a short tme or bad weather
, May 2019
The mini-train tour is really good way to visit gardens in a short time. It also helps in orientation where we can walk after train round. To catch the mini-train is quite easy. The 10- minut break near Glorietta is also a good idea.
This was well worth it as we had...
, Nov 2017
This was well worth it as we had been mucked around with our tickets so were somewhat time poor. We managed to catch the train up to the Gloriette but mistakenly went to the stop where we were dropped off to get the train back to the Palace. Unfortunately we discovered we should have been elsewhere so missed the train. They weren't as frequent as I would have expected in the middle of summer. We ended up walking back down to the Palace as our time to tour the Palace was fast approaching. The walk down wasn't too bad but it was very hot the day we were there so we were feeling a bit overheated by the time we got to the Palace.
Absolutely delightful! Ideal way to...
Frances W
, Aug 2017
Absolutely delightful! Ideal way to see round the extensive grounds before doing the palace. Allow plenty of time as there are several interesting stopping-off points en route. When visiting the Palm houses don't get the train to the Zoo,it's just next door! We felt rather silly on our one-stop leg of the journey! The train stops for ten minutes up at the Gloriette, which is enough time to look round, but as there is also a restuarant there, lunch is an option. Buy your tickets on line well in advance as they are cheaper!
Schonbrunn is huge...too much to do...
Linda A
, Aug 2017
Schonbrunn is huge...too much to do all on foot...I put in 7 miles of walking. The Mini-Train was a great overall introduction that helped me decide where I wanted to invest my time. August is heavy visitation so it wasn't always possible to get on a train at intermediate stops if no one got off first but the trains run at frequent intervals.
I was not impressed with the...
Penny P
, Jul 2017
I was not impressed with the gardens. Really there are no actual gardens that you see from this train. The train takes you around the grounds of the palace but everything else costs extra to see. I did not think this was a good value. Also there was no reason to buy tickets in advance at a more expensive price from viator then buying them directly on the train.
Beautiful gardens! We took the metro...
, Apr 2017
Beautiful gardens! We took the metro to get there, got off at Metro Hietzing. The mini-train was easy to pick up at the entrance and I was glad I booked it in advance so I just showed my printout and enjoy the ride. Enjoy!
Not what we expected. We expected...
, Aug 2016
Not what we expected. We expected to tour through the gardens, all we did was drive on a perimeter road, not seeing much. Very disappointed.

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