Where can you meet Empress Elisabeth in Vienna?
Sisi’s Amazing Journey
At the beginning, learn exciting details about Sisi’s most important years of life in anecdotal narration. Then you go on a virtual reality boat ride below and above the streets of Vienna. With the most modern moving boat simulators , you will experience a special kind of ride with Sisi through Vienna’s sewage system, the Schönbrunner Zoo and a flight over Vienna with a 360 degree panoramic view.
Capuchin Crypt the mortal remains of Empress Elisabeth are located next to Emperor Franz Joseph in the Imperial Crypt on the Neuer Markt in Vienna. Resting in a beautiful Art Nouveau coffin, many fans come to bring flowers. Her last wish – to scatter her ashes over the sea in Corfu – was not granted.
Sisi Museum and Imperial Apartments The Sisi Museum in the Imperial Apartments of the Hofburg and Schönbrunn Palace shows where and how Sisi lived at the imperial court. In the Wagenburg there is a permanent exhibition with various objects that document Elisabeth’s life.
Sisi Statue Volksgarten A central monument with an integrated garden is somewhat hidden in the Volksgarten on the Burgtheater side. Turn left at the entrance and you will come directly to the statue. It was revealed just under 10 years after her death. The sculptors were Hans Bitterlich and Friedrich Ohman. Emperor Franz Joseph determined the location and was certainly right. Sisi hated being stared at when she was still alive, which was well done thanks to the hidden location. If you go from Heldenplatz or Ballhausplatz to the Volksgarten, you can go straight to the beautiful grounds.
Elisabeth Chapel in the Mexico Church is a magnificent Art Nouveau chapel that is worth seeing and was dedicated to her. This beautiful chapel came about thanks to generous donations from the Red Cross, of which she was the first protector.
Sisi Chapel in the sky (Kahlenberg) on the occasion of the marriage of Elisabeth and Franz Joseph on April 24, 1854, this neo-Gothic chapel was built. It is located in the middle of the Vienna Woods in the 19th district in Sievering. The area in the sky that is near the Gspöttgraben is named. The small chapel offers a wonderful setting for weddings.
Empress Elisabeth Ruhe (Kahlenberg) The Empress Elisabeth Ruhe is located on the Villenweg, near the vantage point on the Kahlenberg. Even Elisabeth loved the view of the city from the Kahlenberg and liked to come here. Hopefully she had her rest here. Monument at Vienna’s Westbahnhof The Westbahnhof used to be called Empress Elisabeth Westbahnhof and that’s why we also find a Sisi statue there. It’s a bit off the top floor.
There is a statue of Sisi on the north tower of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, as well as a monument in the Lainzer Tiergarten near the Hermesvilla. A Sisi figure adorns the Südtiroler Platz in Salzburg near the main train station. Many streets and squares in Vienna are named after Elisabeth, e.g. Elisabethstraße in the 1st district, or the Empress Elisabeth Hospital bears her name. Especially in Hungary you can admire many Sisi monuments, but also on Corfu, Madeira, Possenhofen, Meran, Trieste, Montreux, Geneva, Bad Kissingen to name just a few.
Tips from Sisi’s Amazing Journey: At the imperial court confectioner Demel you can still get the violet confectionery that Sisi loved to snack on 😉