Imperial Carriage Museum Tours and Activities
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Part of the complex of Kunsthistorischen museums at the Hofburg Palace, the Imperial Carriage Museum opened four years after the demise of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was conceived as a home for part of the redundant fleet of 600 vehicles no longer required by the Imperial Family and opened in 1922 in the former Imperial Riding School, presenting the very finest carriages used by the Viennese court, from sedan chairs to ceremonial state coaches. Among the 170 vehicles displayed, highlights include the elaborate black-and-gold embossed coronation landau from 1825 and an ornate, late 19th-century hearse, subtly decorated with painted and carved black flowers.
However, the stars of the show, indicative by their sheer opulence of the wealth and power of the Habsburg dynasty, are the two gold carriages: the golden carousel made in 1742 for Empress Maria Theresia, and the Imperial Carriage, built for Emperor Joseph II in 1764. It is dripping in gilt and covered in ornate paintings and was so heavy that it could only be pulled by a team of eight horses, and then only at walking pace. Along with the vehicles comes a selection of Imperial saddlery, courtly robes and servants’ livery.
Hofburg Palace. Open daily May-Oct 9am-6pm, Nov-Apr 10am-4pm. Admission adults €8, seniors €6, free under 19. Metro U4 to Hietzing.
Address: Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
Hours: Metro: U4 to Hietzing
Admission: Adults €8
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3 Tours and Activities to Experience Imperial Carriage Museum
The Imperial Carriage Museum near Schönbrunn Palace has an impressive collection of carriages that once belonged to Austrian royalty. You’ll beat long visitor lines by having a pre-booked ticket, making it a fun and hassle-free day. As well as seeing lots of antique carriages, you’ll have an audio guide to enrich your visit and teach you about Austrian royalty. A fantastic way to see rare carriages, and learn about Austria’s history at the same time.
Book your Vienna Pass before you travel and save sightseeing time when you’re out and about in the Austrian capital. With a range of durations from one to six days, the pass gives you entry to some 60 attractions within your chosen time scale. Select your pass online, then plan out your visit to include sights such as the Giant Ferris Wheel and Schönbrunn Palace. Even better: You can use an included hop-on hop-off bus to get around town.
Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Approach "Vienna’s Versailles" from its green side! Start with a private one-way transfer at “your doorstep” (hotel/vacation home, train station, piers). The palace grounds are a world in a nutshell, at 455 acre, a large one though. We start with stunning vistas from the Gloriette hill. Explore the world of hedges and gardens substituting for an ideal urban setting. Understand the concept of “Emperor” – king of kings, ruler of the world. The tour may culminate in a visit of the Imperial Show Rooms or the Imperial Carriage Museum. For the more “Green Minded” guests we continue exploring the park. The “Palmenhaus” is the largest historic greenhouse on the continent and next to it a very small “secret” historic Japanese garden. Attractive, especially for younger travel companions are the Zoo – the globe’s oldest and Europe’s best and the baffling and the Maze combined with a nice playground. Schoenbrunn easily fills a day and you should plan it that way. - Want help?, Just ask!
Vienna's historic city center should be one of the highlights of your trip - it is packed with world-famous sights and monuments related to Vienna's imperial past! The best way to discover the old quarter is walking with a experienced and official local guide. Enjoy this private 3-hour walking tour of Vienna and discover its most emblematic sites with your private official tour guide.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Imperial Carriage Museum hours of operation?
Imperial Carriage Museum hours of operation: Metro: U4 to Hietzing. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Should I book Imperial Carriage Museum tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Imperial Carriage Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Imperial Carriage Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Imperial Carriage Museum 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Imperial Carriage Museum costs USD 15.83. Guided Imperial Carriage Museum tours start around USD 15.83 per person. See all 3 Imperial Carriage Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Imperial Carriage Museum?
The best ways to experience Imperial Carriage Museum are:
- Skip the Line:Imperial Carriage Museum by Schönbrunn Kaiserliche Wagenburg Wien
- Vienna Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket
- Private Schönbrunn Gardens & Palace Tour - Skip the Line
- Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Vienna with official tour guide
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