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Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna

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Address: Schloss Schonbrunn, Vienna 1130, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 525244702
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Coaches and carriages of emperors and gowns and dresses of empresses


Coaches and carriages of emperors and gowns and dresses of empresses

The Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna in Schonbrunn Palace invites you to take a walk through the history of Austria. See the carriages of famous rulers such as Maria Theresia, Napoleon or Franz Joseph and accompany them through their eventful lives. The highlight is the baroque Imperial Coach, but there are also exquisite state carriages, comfortable travelling coaches and the charming children’s carriages of Habsburg princes and princesses. Another highlight is the »Sisi Trail« that showcases not only the Empress’ carriages but also personal mementos such as her only extant saddle, her »riding chapel«, and sumptuous original dresses.

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Fascinating and unique

This is a small museum and it doesn't require a lot of time to view the exhibits, but I found that it was unlike any other exhibit that I've encountered in our travels. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephanie S
Manheim, Pennsylvania
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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum and it doesn't require a lot of time to view the exhibits, but I found that it was unlike any other exhibit that I've encountered in our travels. The carriages were well preserved and beautiful. Exactly as you've imagined them. The Vienna Pass includes this attraction, so check it out while you're waiting for your... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Worth seeing collection of carriages and litters starting from the time of the Empress Maria Theresa. Detailed information on each individual piece with its history. Gives you a full understanding of how the nobility was traveling at the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this whilst waiting on entrance to the palace. It's has an interesting collection of impressive carriages and we really enjoyed our visiting and learning of the transport of the imperial family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This museum offers a excellent exhibition of horse-drawn carriages from various eras of the Habsburg reign, some very practical, some very elegant and at least one that is for funerals. The artisanal details of many of these carriages are superb. Most are simply beautiful. This is an excellent side-trip from the Schonbrunn castle and is surprisingly interesting for all ages.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were a bit skeptical about it at first, but it proved to be just wonderful. So many interesting facts about the carriages and also about the horses. I heartily recommended it.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I thought, should I go and look I am glad I did All types of carriages from basic to obscene The grand, the amazing and the splendour was a sight to behold

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The carriage museum was interesting and well presented although not as extensive as advertised with only about 20 carriages sedan and sleighs on display. The museum information cites over 100 carriagrs. The were not.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

There's a lot of history here, but in a very narrow category. The carriages are interesting up to a point. I'm told that this is one of two similar museums in the world,with the other in Lisbon. I can't verify that, but it might help you decide if this one is worth the time and money. Kids may be bored.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

As part of the Gold pass, we also visited this not so large, but very interesting museum illustrating the carriages and other means of transportation (cars for example) of emperor and empress of Austria at the end of the 19th century. Some of the carriages like those drawn by six horses are quite impressive. Also one of the queen's dresses... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

As I have an annual ticket, I visited here today. It was smaller than I thought and has only a few wagon. But they are interesting and in a very good condition.

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Vienna’s 13th district has always been in the shadow of Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens, but has interesting hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Allow half a day for the imposing Habsburg residence and the gardens with Gloriette belvedere. Reserve the other half to discover the secret charms of this posh residential neighbourhood. Sneak out of the gardens at Hietzinger Tor (Hietzing Gate) and head down Hietzinger Hauptstrasse for Kaiserpavillon (Emperor’s pavilion), an Art Nouveau gem right on top of U4’s metro railtracks. At local institutions Café Dommayer and restaurant Plachutta you can mingle with residents, their families and friends. Dommayer has risen to fame since waltz king Johann Strauss and his orchestra performed there regularly. If you want to go beyond private villa gazing visit Klimtvilla and Hermesvilla. Art Nouveau genius Gustav Klimt had his last studio in a now beautifully renovated villa, which is open during spring and summer. Hermesvilla at Lainzer Tiergarten animal enclosure and nature park is a must for all romantics and fans of Empress Sissi.
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