If there is one person Vienna is famous for, it’s empress Elisabeth – known as Sisi (1837-1898). Vienna’s Sisi museum is located in the Hofburg, here you can take in numerous personal items which once belonged to Sisi.
What should one expect when visiting the museum and when is the best time to do so?
The museum tries to capture the personality and aura of the misunderstood empress, who led a life full of despair, confusion and darkness. Among the 300 objects on display in the museum are parasols, fans and gloves, items of clothing, beauty preparations, and even the original death certificate. The different rooms tell the story of Sisi’s life, how she tried to escape Vienna at any given chance and how she found her gruesome end.
The museum is open daily from 9 am to 5.30 pm (last entrance is at 4.30 pm), we’d advise you to visit in the early morning hours, to avoid the rush hours.
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