The Sisi Trail in the Carriage Museum
Follow the life of Empress Elisabeth from her marriage to her tragic death
Since 2008 visitors can enjoy the Sisi Trail laid out in the main gallery of the Carriage Museum, and follow the life of Empress Elisabeth from her wedding to her tragic death illustrated by her carriages and unique original mementos.
On show are, for example, the coach she rode in as an imperial bride, the charming carriages of her children, the golden Imperial Coach she used at her coronation as queen of Hungary, the carriage she alighted from just minutes before her assassination in Geneva, and the impressive black hearse that bore her to her final resting place.
These carriages are displayed together with portraits, paintings and unique objects that once belonged to Sisi: the sumptuous black robe with endless train, designed for the empress by Fanny Scheiner c. 1885, has iconic status among Sisi-fans; it documents the slender figure of this famous beauty celebrated for her tiny waist. On show are also the only extant saddle used by the empress (regarded as the best horsewoman of her time) and her reconstructed “riding chapel” comprising portraits of her favorite horses.
Filme zur Ausstellung
Die Toiletten der Kaiserin Elisabeth
Ein zeitgenössischer Zeitungsbericht.
Krönung von Kaiserin Elisabeth
Die Krönungsfeierlichkeiten am 8. Juni 1867 in Budapest
Attentat auf Kaiserin Elisabeth
Der Tod Kaiserin Elisabeths am 10. September 1898 in Genf
Museum of Carriages and Department of Court Uniforms
Schloß Schönbrunn, 1130 Wien
daily 9 am–5 pm
daily 10 am–4 pm
Admission till 15 minutes before closing time.