hotel im palais schwarzenberg

Photos courtesy of Hotel im Palais Schwarzenberg








The Schwarzenberg Palace began life after the second Turkish siege of Vienna in 1682 when reconstruction projects appeared throughout the city. Designed by famous baroque architect Lucas von Hildebrandt, Duke Adam Franz von Schwarzenberg, equerry-in-chief to the imperial court, bought this regal palace just 18years later. The Schwarzenberg family has lived here during the summers for more than 350 years, opening their home as a hotel in 1962.

Pamela’s Perspective

The Schwarzenberg is undergoing an extensive renovation. The hotel should reopen in 2012.

The grandest asset of the Schwarzenberg is its feeling of an estate in the country rather than a city hotel. A short stroll through 18 acres of rows of chestnut trees, manicured lawns, fountains and ponds brings you to the Belvedere Palace—another splendid Viennese palace—while a 10-minute walk in the opposite direction delivers you to the heart of the city.

If a room with a view is important to you, request one with a view of the park. Some of the suites are located right along the park and are of modern Italian design.


Hotel im Palais Schwarzenberg

An 18th-century palace


Schwarzenbergplatz, 9
A-1030 Vienna

Fast facts

44 rooms and suites

Single rooms: 270–330 euros
Double rooms: 350–400 euros
Suites from 450 euros
Packages available
Rates include buffet breakfast, service, and taxes

Open: year round

Getting there

Just south of the Ringstrasse, The hotel is conveniently located near tram stops; free parking for hotel guests

What to do

On site: tennis; bicycle rentals; croquet; jogging in park
Nearby: golf; swimming: horseback riding; Schönbrunn, Hofburg, Belevedere palaces; St. Stephen’s Cathedral; State Opera House; Spanish Riding School; coffeehouses



In a city boasting a palace on every corner, the five-star Schwarzenberg Palace might appear to be just another elegant and stately Viennese building. But on second glance, you realize you can unpack your bag and make yourself at home in one of Vienna’s finest hotels. The Schwarzenberg is a real palace with a real prince—although it’s unlikely you’ll meet Prince Karl Johannes von Schwarzenberg strolling the gardens; he is typically busy tending his other castle and vineyards in Styria.

Dazzling gilt, chandeliers, mirrors, and priceless art fill the old section of the palace, usually reserved for private functions and concerts. Guestrooms, located in a wing thought to be the former servants quarters, are individually furnished with period antiques, marble, rich French fabrics, and a profusion of flowers.

Something special

curlicuePrivate 18-acre park