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  • Address: Michaelerplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Hours: Open daily Sept - June 9am - 5:30pm, July - Aug 9am - 6pm
  • Admission: €9.90 - 12.40 (adults; included in Hofburg admission)

Sisi, or Empress Elizabeth, was the wife of Franz Josef 1 of Austria who she married when she was only 16. She was very beautiful and strictly maintained her 20 inch (50 cm) waistline! The headstrong girl from Munich gained a reputation for rejecting court etiquette and being a bit of free-spirit. But after the death of her daughter Sophie, Sisi became ill herself and began often going south for the warmth, separate from her husband, to write poetry and meet with a string of lovers. When her beloved son Crown-Prince Rudolf died tragically in a murder-suicide pact with his lover, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Sisi was inconsolable. In 1898, aged 60, in Geneva, she herself died, assassinated by a young anarchist, Luigi Lucheni. 

Her life was like a soap opera and these days she is a cult figure. The Sisi Museum houses hundreds of her personal belongings as well as a history of her fascinating life. 

Practical Info

The Sisi Museum is located in the Imperial Palace (Hofburg). The closest metro station is Herrengasse on line U3. Or tram 1, 2, D and J, get off at stop Burgring. Buses 2A and 3A stop at Hofburg.

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Empress Sisi Sightseeing Combo in Vienna Including Schonbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace, Dinner and ... 

Empress Sisi Sightseeing Combo in Vienna Including Schonbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace, Dinner and Orangery Concert

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Live like Empress Elisabeth of Austria for a day! With this combination sightseeing package, experience imperial Vienna through the eyes of this legendary ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Flexible

From USD $194.05

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