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Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna

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Address: Schloss Schonbrunn, Vienna 1130, Austria
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+43 1 525244702
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Coaches and carriages of emperors and gowns and dresses of empresses

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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.

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What a nice museum about all those carriages. A modern auto lover will be jaloers on all those "old timers" (with out a engine!)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

What a nice museum about all those carriages. A modern auto lover will be jaloers on all those "old timers" (with out a engine!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The carriage museum is in the grounds and definitely worth a look if you are there. There are some beautiful carriages and displays and particularly the imperial coach. You won't spend more than an hour but worth doing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

It is not abig museum, nut definitely worth it. It is interesting to see all the carriages, especially this which had been used by Empress Elizabeth for her coronation in Hungary.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A great add on if you are visiting Schonbrunn Palace. The carriages are beautiful and there are some old imperial outfits on show as well. It's like stepping back in time looking at some of the pieces. You wouldn't spend long here but definitely worth a look. Free on the Vienna Pass as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This museum is situated at the Schoenbrunn Palace. I would have thought that would be very few of this type of museum in the world but this museum displays carriages used by the Austrian royal family. It is a small museum and doesn't take long to view but is quite interesting. If you are at Shoenbrunn Palace you might as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Located in Schönbrunn Palace, the Wagenburg is a museum which shows the carriages and vehicles used by the members of the Austrian Imperial Family. Nice to see but no must-see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This museum is situated right next to Schonbrunn Palace and is well worth a visit. The carriages/horses are really amazing and there are also childrens carriages and a sleigh. The huge black funeral hearse with all its horses was fascinating and exuded quite an atmosphere. Clothes from the period were also on display. Probably not a museum for children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a small museum and it doesn't require a lot of time to view the exhibits, but I found that it was unlike any other exhibit that I've encountered in our travels. The carriages were well preserved and beautiful. Exactly as you've imagined them. The Vienna Pass includes this attraction, so check it out while you're waiting for your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Worth seeing collection of carriages and litters starting from the time of the Empress Maria Theresa. Detailed information on each individual piece with its history. Gives you a full understanding of how the nobility was traveling at the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this whilst waiting on entrance to the palace. It's has an interesting collection of impressive carriages and we really enjoyed our visiting and learning of the transport of the imperial family.

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Vienna’s 13th district has always been in the shadow of Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens, but has interesting hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Allow half a day for the imposing Habsburg residence and the gardens with Gloriette belvedere. Reserve the other half to discover the secret charms of this posh residential neighbourhood. Sneak out of the gardens at Hietzinger Tor (Hietzing Gate) and head down Hietzinger Hauptstrasse for Kaiserpavillon (Emperor’s pavilion), an Art Nouveau gem right on top of U4’s metro railtracks. At local institutions Café Dommayer and restaurant Plachutta you can mingle with residents, their families and friends. Dommayer has risen to fame since waltz king Johann Strauss and his orchestra performed there regularly. If you want to go beyond private villa gazing visit Klimtvilla and Hermesvilla. Art Nouveau genius Gustav Klimt had his last studio in a now beautifully renovated villa, which is open during spring and summer. Hermesvilla at Lainzer Tiergarten animal enclosure and nature park is a must for all romantics and fans of Empress Sissi.
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