Imperial Carriage Museum is located in the park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. If you have visited Schönbrunn Palace and have already eaten something at the Christmas market in front of the palace you can enjoy some peace and quiet in this museum. I visited Imperial Carriage Museum in December in 2015. Recently the museum has been renovated so there might be some changes and differences from the time of my visit. To find out more about the ticket prices and all the other vital information click here.
What can you see at the Imperial Carriage Museum?
Well, you can see beautiful carriages used by the Viennese court and the royal family (Habsurg). You can see the splendid coronation carriage and a black hearse used for the funerals of Emperor Franz Joseph (1916) and Empress Elisabeth (1898). There are also children’s carriages, sport, leisure and travel carriages. But that’s not all. There’s also Sissi’s path-a part of the museum dedicated to Sissi’s life and her travels.
The museum was almost empty when I stepped inside to get away from the crowds and the cold. I’ve been several times to Vienna and since I’ve previously visited Schönbrunn Palace and walked around the park I decided to check out this museum. The number of carriages on display surprised me since I expected to see just a few. There were information panels about all the carriages and royal clothes that you can see too but no interactive elements. It’s definitely not the best museum I’ve ever visited in Vienna but it’s a good place to spend some time. It was interesting to see the royal car too among all the carriages.
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