Sisi Museum
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Neighbourhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 3 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 6 min walk
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  • Amnon F
    Tel Aviv District, Israel1,036 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A true and beautiful reflection of the period
    The walk through the rooms takes you back to the 19th century through the tragic story of Sisi who never really connected to her royal life. Each room has the ambience of the period with the furniture carpets chandeliers and tapestry. The narration is very concise and explains just the right things without burdening with too many facts and/or bits of useless information. We came at about 09:30 so it wasn't too crowded, but we did get stuck after some guided tours.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Cristinel
    Romania1,024 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It worth, for sure, a visit
    It is a very interesting museum, it worth a visit, even it is not at the level of the others museums of the Habsburgs in Vienna. But it tells a lot about Elisabeth’s life and it has a lot of personal stuff. And it takes less than one hour to visit and it is not too crowded.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 June 2023
  • Dada
    Hong Kong, China188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit at Sisi Museum
    You will be amazed by the personal items owned by Elizabeth (Sisi), I personally like her costumes the best. All of her things were decent and fancy, which you won’t want to leave the museum at the end! Oh, and it’s not allowed to take any photos inside the museum.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Fiona M
    123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating insight to Empress Elizabeth
    Absolutely fascinating visit. We learnt all about the Empress Elizabeth, known as Sisi and Emperor Franz Josef. I knew nothing about her and was surprised at how much her feelings and situation was similar to our own royals. Well worth a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Patrick G
    13 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's OK - That's all
    Well, the crowds were huge and the ventilation was hardly working. This seemed to be a good way to keep the crowd moving to the exit. There are some interesting artifacts, but the entry is too expensive. I think the visitor needs to know a lot about Sisi before coming to the museum in order to get the best experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Cindy
    113 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some improvements to the tour could be made
    I was interested in learning more about Empress Elizabeth (Sisi). I got the gist of “herstory” with this tour however, as others have mentioned in their reviews, it is very tight quarters trying to peer around the crowded space to see the exhibits or read what is posted, despite the fact that entry is based on time slot. One can barely turn around without bumping into someone, and this was on a weekday. The lighting was very low so difficult to read the explanations posted. Would have liked more “story” to the history.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Will B
    Solihull, United Kingdom54 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fine
    It wasn’t the most interesting museum - we also had to wait in a large queue in the rain for quite a while despite having pre booked tickets. Due to this we also had to get a ticket officer to redo our tickets because by the time we were in we had passed the 15 minute time slot on our tickets. The museum itself was mostly interesting in the fact that it was made up as it would’ve been at the time, but other than that it wasn’t particularly enjoyable.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Faithfultraveler
    Halifax, Canada1,640 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much room for improvement
    ok but too many rules and not allowing photos is absurd after taking photos in the finest art museum in Vienna. Photo guards not pleasant; and you must arrive exactly on the minute of your ticket. Too much else to see and do in amazing Vienna (one of our favourite cities) to support this place.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Arnold D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended
    Well laid out and the audio guide followed a timeline based route through the museum. It took just over an hour and the artifacts on display were all very interesting. The museum piqued our interest. We will be watching the Netflix show about Sisi when home
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • giacomina17
    Brisbane, Australia554 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Persevere- it is worth it.
    You have to have some background knowledge about Empress Elisabeth- Sisi- for the visit to be worthwhile. The audio guide is a must!! Even in autumn, it was very hot and very crowded and the large guided groups tended to swamp individuals. Still, I did enjoy it as Sisi is a favourite of mine.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 September 2023
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Reservarlden
London, UK700 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The venue is a little underwhelming. There are far too many persons allowed to enter at once which creates alot of congestion in the narrow hallways and corridors. Also allowing people in with rucksacks and other bags simply is a hindrance to others.
You are given an audio guide upon entering which causes people to stop for considerable periods whilst in the tour listening to the audio in their chosen language. There should be the option of having a readable guide as some people can read and absorb the material at a far faster pace than the audio. People listen to the audio and as they are stopped at particular points listening to it, others cannot pass. As said before bags are just unnecessary and there should be lockers or a cloakroom which should be mandatory for them.
Some of the areas are a little too dark for my liking however the tour opens up around half way through. Then you have the opportunity of a purchase in the gift shop by the exit.
Interesting to learn about Sisi but I would have preferred a far less crowded environment and more options on a guide than simply audio.
The Vienna City Card offers a €1.50 discount down to €18 however I feel this venue should be no more than €12.
Written 20 May 2024
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KPfeff
Dallas310 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I’m glad I was able to tour this museum several years ago while on a trip to Vienna in the winter. It’s an interesting museum and the best bits are the Kaiser Apartments, which are toward the end of the layout. Before that, you go through a large number of rooms focused on Sisi. If you are a Sisi fan, by all means this is a must-visit, but the crowds are extremely intense. I visited on a Friday morning the second half of April 2024 using the Sisi combo ticket with Schonbrunn and Imperial Furniture. The Sisi rooms in particular are small and they really pack the crowds in ; honestly, I think I would skip this site unless you are a Sisi super fan or you can come on a early week day in winter.
Written 7 May 2024
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Jennifer T
Nazareth, PA75 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The context of the audioguide seemed a little strange. To paraphrase, the guide kinda made it seem like Sisi wasn't all that. It struck me as odd. Clearly, there was no hesitation to promote and monetize the life of Empress Elizabeth, her pictures are in every souvenir shop. The museum itself was nice and informative, however some of the areas were narrow and caused substanstial clogging as people stopped to listen to the rather long sequences in the audioguide. I wish the spaces were roomier allowing people to flow through at their own pace. Once we got into the larger palace rooms it did open up a bit at times. But here again (and also at Schoenbrunn) there are areas where you are herded through a four ft wide walkway and if a group of people stopped to listen to the audioguide everyone behind them were stuck. Honestly, I could have missed both Hofburg and Schoenbrunn....and I usually love a good palace.
Written 2 May 2024
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Diane S
Fairfax Station, VA183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I was not knowledgeable about Sisi before visiting the museum, but her story is both moving and historically interesting. The apartments were stunning and the tour gave much insight into the monarchs and their empire.
Written 1 May 2024
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Anabel L
Miami, FL15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Interesting artifacts and personal objects relating to Sissy. Good insight into her daily life and role as empress. On the downside, some of the rooms are very tight and is hard to see the displays.
Written 1 April 2024
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Tracysw10
Sheffield, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
A lovely place to visit and very interesting. If you like this then do the Sisi's Amazing Journey" Virtual Reality Experience as that too is great
Written 27 March 2024
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Freedom16573273252
Vienna, Austria1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Bought a ticket to the museum directly there. Took an audio guide and went upstairs only for them to tell me that I have to wait 30 minutes to go inside. I understand the concept of time slots but I would really have appreciated to know that WHEN I WAS BUYING THE TICKET so I could have done things differently. I planned 1h to visit the museum ( need to go to the airport) I guess 30 minutes would be enough if I walk very fast...
Written 27 March 2024
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Poirot25
Zagreb, Croatia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Really lovely to see and learn about Sisi. Especially great were the dresses and the replica of royal train carriage. Definitely go!
Written 18 March 2024
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G2903WQcarols
Norfolk, UK101 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Very disappointing. Had some lovely exhibits which were very poorly lit (an almost pitch black room containing a black dress in a glass case) for example. A few beautiful dresses on display but due to the amount of incompetent people ignoring the 'no flash photography' rules, they have now gone full hog and banned all photography, spoiling it for everyone else. Not really worth the money to visit it.
Written 6 March 2024
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Anonymous
154 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Unfortunately, Sisi Museum was the most disappointing of all the attractions we visited in Vienna. The first half of the museum is poorly lit and most of the text and artefacts are impossible to see. The concept of booking a time slot for our visit also felt redundant as there were far too many visitors at once. We were packed like sardines, with some people spending too long in one room and others pushing to get into the next. Like most of the visitors, we used an audio guide during our visit, however the numbers in each room seemed randomly assigned and were often difficult to locate. Despite the various artefacts from her life, Sisi herself was not an interesting figure and the museum mainly serves to present her as vain and melodramatic. The imperial apartments were nice to see however as previously mentioned, the poorly designed audio guide made it difficult to enjoy the tour.
Written 15 February 2024
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