Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel 1010 Vienna
Sisi is the nickname of Empress Elisabeth (1837-1898), iconic wife of Emperor Franz Joseph, and the face that launched a thousand commemorative mugs, books, postcards and films. In an effort to escape the tragedies that had befallen her, Sisi travelled the world, until she was assassinated in 1898 in Geneva. The exhibition includes numerous objects belonging to the legendary empress, including childhood toys and musical instruments, her watercolour kit, jewellery and lavish outfits.
The Sisi Museum located in Hofburg is a successful presentation of Elisabeth’s emotional worlds. With more than 300 personal items belonging to Elisabeth it reveals the many-faceted image between myth and truth of the empress’ naive and eccentric melancholic personality.
Sisi spends her first night in Vienna in Schönbrunn Palace, the imperial summer residence with more than 1000 rooms. The empress spends many summer months in the apartments on the west side of the baroque palace and later on the first floor there.
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