Like the rest of the Hofburg Tour, all the information presented is in German and English. The area around the Hofburg, along with some of its outlying buildings, houses a number of other attractions, including the Imperial Chapel (Burgkapelle), the Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), the Austrian National Library, and the Spanish Riding School. The cult of Sisi made good propaganda for the monarchy, of course, and businesses saw an opportunity to commercialise her image (take a brief peek into the shop at the end of the tour for modern-day examples). It also included a big collection of wind instruments, and a variety of strings including symphony instruments, mandolins, and various guitars.


The palace complex — one of the largest in the world — is particularly interesting as its major buildings reflect more than 700 years of architectural history; nearly every Austrian ruler since 1275 ordered additions or alterations.

In fact, the museum treads a middle path – Sisi fans and Sisi skeptics alike will find much to enjoy. One stop on the self-guided tour of the Hofburg palace takes you into the Sisi Museum, dedicated to the reality and myth of perhaps the most enigmatic of all Habsburg Empresses.

Also of interest here is a list of those in attendance on January 10th, 1910, while in the Study is a bust of Field-Marshal Radetzky, one of a select group permitted to appear unannounced before the Emperor (his sword is also on display). One of the most popular options includes an evening with the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra for a performance of a Mozart and Strauss Concert in the palace itself. Privacy and data protection policy | About, Contact and ImpressumDisclaimer: I try and keep all information as up-to-date as possible, but check with official websites for certainty before you take a trip or make a purchase*I accept no payments from websites to talk about them in an article.

Additionally there is the prunk room of the national Library, the weltmuseum which is an ethnological museum ans the sissi Museum which i cant recommend.

The subsequent displays trace the Empress’s life from her Bavarian childhood around the 1840s through to her assassination in Geneva in 1898, illustrating this biography with clothes, jewellery, letters, household items and more.

Other highlights include the Meissen service from 1775, the 19th-century Viennese Empire service and, perhaps the most important part of the collection, the Ruby service used for Imperial grand occasions with its settings for 140 guests.

It includes an exhibit of Musical Instruments, which was extremely fascinating, the Arms and Amour Collection, and the ruins of the Ephesus.The display of the primitive classical music instruments including short histories on their development will get a hold of anyone mildly interested in music.

Elisabeth remains an enigma, a strange mix of romantic innocent and melancholic misanthrope. There are 3 musea; the music collection, the armoury, Greek section.
Check with official sites before making plans or purchases (more info). The museum then warns you that the truth about Sisi is a little different. The Hofburg (English: Imperial Palace) is a former Habsburg palace in Innsbruck, Austria, and considered one of the three most significant cultural buildings in the country, along with the Hofburg Palace and Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. Those looking for a truly unique experience should consider one of the special evening or themed tours, including topics such as everyday imperial life, state banquets, and the life of Empress Sisi.

Dining: Café Hofburg serves coffees and light meals in the heart of the palace, and in warmer months offers patio service.

Living life to the full, yet always unfulfilled. Today the palace houses three museums & located in the main city centre. The Sisi Museum | julie corsi / photo modified. Dedicated to Empress Elisabeth (aka Sisi), the Sisi Museum offers a fascinating insight into the aristocracy of the 19th century. This legend is illustrated with, for example, film clips, statues, newspaper excerpts and various commemorative memorabilia that documented (and created) the myth that grew up around the Empress, largely after her death. Several Collections, Including a Grand One of Musical Instruments, The Leading Hotels Of The World in Vienna, Hotels near Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library, Hotels near University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kaisermuhlen, Papyrusmuseum der Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek, State Hall of the Austrian National Library, Hofburg: Festsaal, Zeremoniensaal & Redoutensaal, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks in Vienna, Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing in Vienna, Conference & Convention Centres in Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna: Tickets & Tours‎, Historic Center of Vienna: Tickets & Tours‎, Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna: Tickets & Tours‎, Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum): Tickets & Tours‎, St. Stephen's Cathedral: Tickets & Tours‎, State Hall of the Austrian National Library: Tickets & Tours‎, Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien: Tickets & Tours‎. Neue Burg is an extension of the Kunsthistoriches Museum (entry ticket to the KHM will get you into Neue Burg as well). The Silver Collection | Harikrishnan Tulsidas / photo modified. Such text links are marked with a *. Among the many treasures in this spectacular collection are its fine 18th-century East Asian porcelain, the formal dinner services of Franz Joseph, a silver traveling service belonging to Empress Elisabeth Christine (wife of Charles VI), and the 10-meter-long Milanese centerpiece made of gilded bronze. The exposition of the Music Samlung was wonderfull!

The journey reveals much of Sisi’s character and obsessions – the distaste for court etiquette and responsibility, the love of riding (she was perhaps the best female rider in Europe), the dedication to her health, hair and looks, the need to travel as a permanent search for distraction, the melancholy, her poetry, her high regard for the Hungarian people, etc. Also, be sure to pop into the Court Kitchen for a look behind the scenes of the Imperial banquets. Furthermore, the museum keeps, maintains and presents numerous instruments that were played by famous musicians and composers. Highlights of a visit include its rich interior, along with an opportunity to see the famous Vienna Boys' Choir and the State Opera Choir singing at Sunday Mass and religious holidays (pre-booking essential).

Neue Burg: The newest part of Hofburg palace - See 214 traveler reviews, 510 candid photos, and great deals for Vienna, Austria, at Tripadvisor. Nor is it a dry historical record. Also of note are a traveling medical chest and games case, along with her christening robes.

(This is what happens when you spend too long in the Sisi museum.).

One stop on the self-guided tour of the Hofburg palace takes you into the Sisi Museum, dedicated to the reality and myth of perhaps the most enigmatic of all Habsburg Empresses.. Not a shrine, but a sensitive exploration of her life and character; Full of historical exhibits, including original items from her possession and stunning replicas of dresses and jewellery

The armoury and the Greek section where not particularly special but the music collection is one of the best in the world.

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Connectivity to this place is very good.

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The New Castle (Neue Burg) was built at the turn of the 19th century as the latest addition of the Hofburg palace. This shows instruments through the ages, and the evolution from harpsichord to piano. For music fans, like us, tehre is a music instrument museum. The Imperial Palace was the residence and seat of government of the Habsburg emperors until 1918. See also: Where to Stay near the Imperial Palace. In short, a teenage Sisi married the young Austrian Emperor in a fairy-tale story that turned sour as the rigidity of court life overwhelmed her free spirit. Visitors are given three choices when visiting this spectacular site — the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum, and Silver Collection — each of which can be toured individually or as part of an extended visit. The Collection of Historic Musical Instruments is home to the most important collection of renaissance and baroque instruments worldwide. Empress Elisabeth's Apartments include her sumptuous Living Room, widely regarded as the prettiest of the Hofburg's many rooms and serving both as a living room and bedroom. Unhappy and buffeted by the dark hand of fate, but hardly a tragic heroine. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.

If you like weapon, there is the Armoury, with a lot of exhibits.

The displays also allow viewers to to hear short sound clips of the music produced by the instruments displayed on the audio gear provided by the Museum. Together with its many squares and gardens, the Hofburg occupies an area of some 59 acres and is, in many ways, a "city-within-a-city," comprising 18 groups of buildings, 19 courtyards, and 2,600 rooms. Reproduced with permission under the terms of Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 4.0. "The riding school, the Sisi museum, the style and opulence of the room decorations and the trimmings of the royal life are breathtaking and bring the place to life. Discover destinations, find outdoor adventures, follow the journeys of our travel writers around the world, and be inspired.

So fast pace 1 hour through the treasury hall only, fast pace with all museums which are worth to see 4-5 hours.

Be sure to compare the elegance and delicacy of the two, Her medicine chest (which contained cocaine, then valued for its clinical properties), A full reconstruction of the saloon car put at her disposal by the railways.