Starting Thursday, people can get a Covid-19 rapid antigen test in one of Vienna’s major tourist spots: Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence.
There will be two new testing locations at the Unesco world heritage site, according to the office of Peter Hacker, the Vienna city councillor for social affairs, health and sport.
One site – a walk-in test center – will be situated in the orangery of the palace, which is one of the two largest Baroque orangeries in the world, according to the palace’s website. The other, a drive-in test location, will be in the bus parking area of the palace.
Both test locations will be open Monday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time, and registering online beforehand is required, Hacker’s office said. For those who receive a positive antigen test, there is the option of taking a gargle PCR test immediately afterwards, according to the statement.
Millions visit Schönbrunn Palace each year, according to the palace’s website. Currently, the attractions is closed due to Austria’s Covid-19 measures.
Schönbrunn Palace is the former summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. The palace park – which houses statues, monuments and fountains – is one of the most popular recreation areas in Vienna, according to the palace’s website.