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“Sissi in Corfu”

Hofmobiliendepot (Imperial Furniture Collection)
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Empress Sisi Sightseeing Combo in Vienna Including Schonbrunn Palace, Hofburg...
Ranked #99 of 564 things to do in Vienna
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: With 165,000 exhibits, Hofmobiliendepot is one of the world's largest furniture collections, presenting the furniture from more than three centuries.
Eye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
“Sissi in Corfu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Sissi was Austria's Diana of the 19th century. Married young to the future emperor, she maintained her strong personality, a fitness fanatic. She also came to a nasty end, assassinated by an anarchist, whose real target changed their travel plans.
The current exhibition gives an insight into her villa in Corfu, with dresses, furniture, porcelain and antiquities. A great adjunct to the Sissi museum in the Hofburg.

Didn't go round the basic collection this time, which is fascinating. The Court used to carry it's furniture around on its travels and many are shown here. Also, development of Viennese style is exhibited with rooms made up in different periods - furniture, carpets, decorations

Visited December 2012
1 Thank John L
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San Diego, California
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“A lot of furniture to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

A great museum to see imperial furniture and interior design of the old days. Don't forget to visit the library room from an old historic home on the second floor above the lobby. In one section, there are many historic chairs you can actually sit on yourself to see what it would have been like. Another interesting point is that the museum cafe is a Chinese restaurant. At the restaurant, don't forget to peak in to see the original cafe furniture in the back.

Visited October 2012
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

My husband is an architect, so he very much enjoyed the design focus of the museum. I enjoyed imaging who chose the various pieces of furniture. The sheer volume of stuff is just incredible!

Visited September 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent furniture museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

This is one of the most interesting museums in Vienna if you're interested in interior design or furniture. The furniture chosen by different dukes and prices is displayed in imaginative ways, and you get a good feel for the different periods. You also get some insight into the massive task of furnishing all those huge palaces, especially with a court on the move.
We liked the way the museum has gone on collecting furniture from Biedermeier onwards, right up to the present. And the sections that show the skills and materials used to make the furniture.
It's location just off Mariahilferstrasse means it is close to great shopping and places to eat and the metro.

Visited July 2012
2 Thank Lynette L
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Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Interesting museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

A great place to visit for those interested in the lives of the Austrian Habsburgs. I enjoyed the the displays of the decorations and furniture from the times of Maria Theresa and her descendants. There was also a great number of rooms decorated in the manner of the 19th century (if I remember correctly) and you could try out some chairs and sofas for yourself, which was great.

Visited March 2012
Thank Mari K
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