Guided tour

Vienna: Hofburg and Empress Sisi Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Good Vienna Tours

Vienna: Hofburg and Empress Sisi Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Good Vienna Tours

From US$ 45.30 per person

Learn about the amazing life of Empress Sisi of the Hapsburg monarchy on a guided walking tour of Vienna.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the everyday life of Empress Sisi, one of the most famous women in Austrian history
  • Walk through the rooms of her former apartment at the Hofburg
  • Visit Augustinian Church, the place where Sisi was married to Emperor Franz Josef
  • Discover some of Sisi's favorite shops and boutiques
Full description

Hear about the life of Empress Elisabeth (commonly known as Sisi), of Austria-Hungary on a guided walking tour of Vienna. Meet your guide at the Albertina and make your way straight to the Hofburg, where you will explore the former Imperial Apartments.

Discover more about the daily life of the Empress. Then, visit the Augustinian Church where the Bavarian princess married Emperor Franz Josef in 1854.

Afterwards, pay a visit to her favourite confectioner, her favourite jeweller, as well as other shops where Sisi liked to indulge in some retail therapy. Hear anecdotes and curiosities about the life of the famous empress and be amazed by her complex character and personality.

Finally, have the option of booking an additional visit to the Imperial Crypt. Located beneath the Capuchin Church, see Sisi's final resting place as well as the burial sites of other famous figures of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Includes
  • Guided walking tour
  • Entrance to the Sisi Museum (Imperial Apartment at the Hofburg)
  • Entrance to the Imperial Crypt (if option is selected)

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    Meet at the Danubiusbrunnen, the fountain on the corner of Albertina, across the Opera.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 172 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.7/5

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    Abbiamo avuto una guide in lingua tedesco (Franz) molto bravo e molto competente. Ci ha racontato molto della vita di Sissi. È stato molto divertente e interesting. Una cosa che non mi è piaciuta è che il museo di Sissi è molto stretto con troppe persone e in alcuni punti anche molto buio.

    January 7, 2023

    We really enjoyed the tour. Nothing is embellished and the pure truth is told. It's a bit difficult to find the guide because they don't have GYG signs and there are many different guides at the meeting point. You have to ask yourself. Our guide Franz really got to the point and we learned a lot of new things. Only the last half hour (the tour lasts 2.5 hours) doesn't have to be. It's a bit artificially stretched.

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    August 7, 2022

    Visiting Vienna may not be complete with a tour of the Sisi museum and the emperor's apartments. Tour is a bit long. Guide did a good job and with humor. You will gain insight into Habsburg history. Museum spaces are sometimes a bit stuffy. It is special that much is still in its original condition, as if the emperor has run away for a while and will return later.

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    June 19, 2022

    Product ID: 377306