- Outstanding collection of imperial coaches
- Enhance your Schönbrunn experience
- A surprise highlight for many visitors
The Imperial Carriage Museum, located in Schönbrunn Mews, contains a collection of more than 60 historical state coaches, sledges, and sedan chairs. The collection include the baroque Imperial Coach and a number of other carriages and artifacts.
Take a stately jaunt through the history of Austria, by visiting this assortment of more than 60 historical state coaches, sledges, and sedan chairs, as well as more than two hundred years' worth of harnesses and livery. Located in the former Winter Riding School, the collection features the richly decorated Imperial Coach used at royal weddings and coronations. Another highlight is the Sisi Trail that showcases the sumptuous carriages of the beloved Elisabeth of Austria, as well as personal mementos such as her dresses and her only only extant saddle.
Also delightful are the comfortable travelling coaches and the charming children’s carriages of Habsburg princes and princesses. Less upbeat, but equally fascinating, is the black funerary coach, used to transport deceased Habsburgs to their final resting place.
TIP: Even when the main palace itself is overcrowded, there's generally room to roam here.
Schloß Schönbrunn, Schönbrunn Palace, 1130
- Daily from 16 March to 27 November 2016: 9:00 - 17:00
- Daily from November to April: 10:00 - 16:00
- Daily from May to October: 9:00 - 18:00