The Sisi Museum, dedicated to the beautiful yet misunderstood by her entourage Empress, is a former imperial palace - Hofburg - right in the center of Vienna. Items collected here illustrate life and complex personality of Empress Elizabeth.
The apartment that once belonged to Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Sisi includes 19 rooms: offices, lounges and rooms audience, featuring authentic historical objects.
The most valuable memorabilia include personal belongings of the Empress Elizabeth, and her most famous portraits. The central theme of the exhibition is the private life of the empress, her opposition to the court ceremonial worship, escape into the world of beauty, manic thinness behavior and excessive sport.
The collection has about 300 items - here, among others there are reconstructions of costumes (for example, the Hungarian coronation dress or a dress from a ladies night), many everyday objects. There is also a miniature cabinet containing envelopes hand-painted by Elizabeth and a set of watercolors belonging to Sisi.
One of the exhibits, which makes the biggest impression on visitors is her death mask.
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Sisi Museum Hofburg - Michaelerkuppel A-1010 Wiedeń
September - June: 9:00 - 17:30; July and August: 9:00 - 18:00Tickets adults:
With the Sisi Ticket (€ 23,50) you can see: Schönbrunn, the Hofburg and the Imperial Furniture Collection.