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Sisi Museum

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Address: Michaelerkuppel | Hofburg, Kaiserappartements, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43-1-533 75 70
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Fascinating museum. Part of Vienna Pass collection of attractions.

Empress Elizabeth (nicknamed Sisi by her devoted husband) was strkingly attractive (with ankle-length hair) and a reluctant member of Austrian royalty. This fascinating museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Chris S
St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There was an amazing amount of history and detail in this museum, which focuses on the life (and death by assassin) of the beautiful and headstrong Empress. She is a real life princess, and a glimpse into her world was fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Empress Elizabeth (nicknamed Sisi by her devoted husband) was strkingly attractive (with ankle-length hair) and a reluctant member of Austrian royalty. This fascinating museum gives a good insight into her life, her motivations, her travels (she visited Cheshire and Northamptonshire), her addiction to fitness and her ultimate assassination. The audio guide is essential to receive the full impact of the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Wevisited this well known Sisi Museum & Kaiserappartements in Wien. As I am disabled I got special assistance and my visit was free, and my wife who was rolling my wheelchair paid 11,50 euros. This visit is in one way extraordinary luxury, but I personally have a sentiment that the Austria Habsburger Families have exploited the Austrians for so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We enjoyed the visit to this museum. Definitely take the audio portion so you get the history and background on the Empress. There isn't a lot of things to see but it is still and interesting tour to take while visiting the palace.

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Millingen aan de Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you want to go there which the expectation that you see real stuff there, like furniture, you are in the wrong place. I was really disappointed that everything in this museum was not original. Furthermore, we were not allowed to take photos. I really like Sissy so I went there. We had the choice to choose an audio guide... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

After visiting Imperial Carriage Museum I was interested in learning more about empress Elisabeth, but sadly Sisi museum offers far less than a museum bearing such name should. Everything is too jumbled for my liking and didn't give more insight into her life (and death) than what I've already learned in the Carriage Museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Sisi Museum is devoted to the Empress Elizabeth of Austria. Emperor Franz Joseph II was engaged to marry her older sister and when he went to visit her, fell in love with Elizabeth, Sisi, instead. I wish that the rest of her life was a fairy tale and that she lived happily ever after. Spoiler alert: she does not.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Learned a lot about the royalty of Austria and Hungary by taking this tour. Of course, a lot of this was about Sisi, and we learned a lot about her and they way that they lived. This is a must do while in Vienna, but purchase the combination ticket for the palace and the furniture museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's nice to learn about the royalty but at the same time you really need to be a fan to be able to appreciate the place. If you love visiting museums and see art work, this is a little different.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Too much to see ( that you have seen before in these kind of places ). The audio guide forces you to listen to EVERYTHING as you want to make the most of the money you've paid to get in. After three hours inside, you'll be running to the Cafe Central nearby for coffee and cake as we did. There's... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.