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Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna
Ranked #45 of 775 things to do in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We enjoyed this more than we expected to. The museum can be found through the archway on the right hand side after you have crossed the front courtyard to the Palace. Allow up to an hour. Photos are allowed. There are basic descriptions next to each of the exhibits as well as some videos, but I would recommend paying €2 for the audio-guide. We saw a wide range of around 20 imperial carriages, as well as sleighs and the only surviving imperial car. The most famous of these is the splendidly ornate golden imperial coronation coach. There was a cute child's carriage belonging to Napoleon's son which would have been drawn by two sheep. The ‘Sisi Path’ has memorabilia tracing Elisabeth's life including her personal travel carriage and black funeral hearse. The accompanying videos were interesting and informative, but I found the comparisons of Sisi to Princess Diana to be gratuitous and overly commercial. Definitely worth a stop if you are visiting Schonbrunn.

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Visited this attraction whilst at the Palace. I wasn't sure about it before we went in, but I'm glad we decided to go in.
I would recommend getting an audio guide, it made the visit so much more pleasurable. The information provided really adds value to the visit.

Thank Alan H
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

An honest confession : stumbled upon the exhibition as had time to kill for my grand tour entry to the palace. Since it was covered in the vienna card we stumbled upon it. Has an impressive collection of carriage.Worth a visit.

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

I found this display to be very interesting. Many carriages belonging to the Hapsburgs over the years. Most very ornate and some functional. Next to the Schonbrurn. Nice surprise.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Went with my husband and mother in a wheelchair. The exhibits were extremely varied, from baby carriages to sleighs to landaus, massive state coaches and even a state hearse. A spacious display area although we could not access the first floor. Atmosphere in the area gave my mother a headache...maybe the aircon..

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