Vienna: The Sisi Tour

Date visited: Sa. 25. Apr. 2009

Purpose: To explore the residences of two famous female inhabitants – Queen Marie Antoinette of France and Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of Hungary.

Tour ticket covers:

  • Schönbrunn (Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse 47): Summer royal residence
    currently: museum

ca. 50 min. guided tour
Open: Daily 8:30-17:00 or 18:30* (times vary depending on dates. Checking opening hours for exact times.)

Schönbrunn Palace (facing gardens). Own photo

Schönbrunn Palace (facing gardens). Own photo

  • Hofburg (Michaelerkuppel): Main imperial residence
    currently: president’s home/office

    • Imperial apartments
    • Sisi Museum
    • Silver cabinet

self-guided tour with audio guide
Open: Daily 9-17:30 (Sept-Jun) / 9-18:00 (Jul-Aug)

Own photo

  • Imperial Court Furniture / Hofmobiliendepot (Andreasgasse 7) – filled with furniture from all palaces over the centuries; museum/storage

Self-guided tour
Open: Tuesday-Sunday 10-18:00

Own Photo

Own Photo

Ticket fee: 28€ adults (incl. fast-track admission)

Rating: Absolutely worth the fee. There is simply so much to see and one full day is enough to cover all three museums. [rating=5]

Souvenir Tip: Get Sisi-inspired jewellery. Pick Sisi-replica stars for your ears, neck, or hair with Swarovski crystals and feel like an empress!