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Vienna’s 13th district, “Hietzing”, is famous for providing its inhabitants with a green and private living environment. It is home to a high society, tourists seldom come to this exquisite, quiet residential area of the Viennese. People know their neighbors here. Next to elite and fancy boutiques, everyday shops also have a place and customers. There are many single-family homes with big yards, small parks and public space in this Western district of Vienna.

Hietzing, Foto: Schönbrunn Living, CG

Highlights in the surroundings


The Schönbrunn Zoo can look back on a long, impressive history: founded in 1752 by Emperor Franz I. Stephan of Lorraine, thus the oldest zoo in the world, and today part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Tradition meets modern animal husbandry, successful breeding and protection of endangered species. Covering 17 hectares, the zoo is home to over 700 species of animals and attracts around 2 million visitors each year. Here you will not only find peace, but with each visit you can learn something new about the history of Austria and the animal world – or just enjoy the natural landscape. The Tiergarten is more than just a zoo and is extremely popular not only with tourists but also with many Viennese.


Not only particularly beautiful, but also world-famous, is the “Christkindlmarkt” in front of the castle, which is open during the Christmas season. The market stands out from the mass among other things by being open until after New Year’s. In addition, special emphasis is placed on Austrian traditional crafts, such as handmade Christmas decorations and wood carvings. More than 80 exhibitors present their products every year and Austrian delicacies sweeten every visit. The ambience is perfectly rounded off by the unique view of Schönbrunn Palace in the Christmas spirit.


Horse and carriage counted in past centuries as the most important means of transportation and shaped the everyday life at the imperial court significantly. The museum’s collection houses the courtly fleet of the 19th and 20th centuries. There are also riding and harnesses, civilian uniforms and personal clothing of the Austrian imperial family. The stock is not only in unique condition, but is unique worldwide in terms of the number of exhibits.


Built in 1775, this magnificent building in the Schönbrunns complex is a focal point for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and still want to take a unique look at them. The Gloriette forms the conclusion of the castle and is now accessible as a café for visitors. Due to the special location on the hill, however, you can enjoy the view on the green areas in front of it – especially at sunset.


Also on the area of Schönbrunn is the Palmenhaus (Palm House). The already impressive architecture from the inside convinces in three rooms with different climatic zones. The tropical house, the cold house and the temperate center house are filled with impressive plants and also one or the other butterfly lands on the shoulder. As soon as the door closes behind you, you dive into the world of plants.


In 1754 an Orangerie-garden was created and the associated conservatory was built in Schönbrunn. Laurel, pomegranates, hemp palms and much more were planted here. Today, the newly renovated premises are used for concerts and events. A varied evening program right in the area is thus ensured!


Also within walking distance is the so-called “Klimt Villa”. While Klimt worked “only” in a ground-level garden shed on the grounds there from 1911 to 1918, the villa built there is still in contact with the great Austrian artist to this day. Here you can see an exhibition about Klimt’s studio and you can book a guided tour for only 2 €.


In close proximity to the Schönbrunn Living Apartments you will find fine restaurants, quality inns, pubs, and wine gardens in all price ranges. There is sure to be a personal favorite spot for everyone.


The Plachutta is one of the most famous restaurants in Vienna and can be found in every travel guide. Here you can be enchanted by Austrian delicacies at a high level – for example, after a successful day in Schönbrunn.


If you know something about beer, or just like to drink some, then Brandauer is the right choice. The former inn “Zum Weissen Engel” was renovated with great effort and attention to detail and historical elements integrated into the new guest rooms. In addition to home cooking, you can try through the varied drinks menu and let a day end comfortably! In summer, especially the guest garden offers a natural shade.


Directly in front of the entrance to the Tiergarten Schönbrunn you will find the Landtmann’s Parkcafé. The traditional house at the well-known Neptunbrunnen Schönbrunns attracts visitors especially with pastries and coffee in the sun. A classic for all lovers of Viennese coffee houses!


The Heurigen “Zur Wildsau” (to the boar) has been in the middle of the Lainzer Tiergarten for over 30 years. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can relax in the green, including a great view over Vienna. Here you can endure a walk with good, Austrian wine and delicacies!


Around Schönbrunn Living there are no limits to culinary delights. In addition to the classics that are widely known in Vienna, there are hidden insider tips everywhere.

A desire to have children?

We can’t fulfill all of your wishes, but we can support you in your dream to have your very own baby. Our apartments are directly across from the famous fertility clinic: Wunschbaby Instituts Feichtinger. It’s very convenient for 2 to 4 people to relax in the comfortable furnishings across the street, while undergoing medical screenings. Also, a great place from which to relish the flair of Vienna. You can sit back in our garden and take in some nature, lie in the sun, or even have a delightful garden party.

Experience a carefree time in the Schönbrunn-Living apartments – on the journey to baby bliss!