Empress Elisabeth – a passionate horsewoman

The exhibition focuses on the exceptional equestrian abilities of the empress, who thought nothing of jumping English hedges and Irish ditches despite riding side-saddle, and also examines the risks she exposed herself to while engaging in this challenging sport.

The painting of her pair of greys, Flick and Flock, which she had personally trained to perform circus tricks in her manège at Gödöllő, together with her riding crop and riding gloves from her childhood, are some of the exhibits that have been preserved as mementoes of her equestrian exploits.

The story of the empress and her riding companion Bay Middleton casts an interesting light on the empress as a passionate horsewoman.

Admission to the exhibition is included in the ticket for the Imperial Silver Collection, Sisi Museum and Imperial Apartments.

Venue

Imperial Apartments (Kaiserappartements)

Audienzwartesaal
Hofburg
1010 Wien

Current Dates

  • Sat. 10 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 11 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 12 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 13 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 14 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 15 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 16 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 17 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 18 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 19 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

December

  • Tue. 20 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 21 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 23 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 24 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 25 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 26 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 28 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 31 Dec 2016, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

January 2017

  • Sun. 01 Jan 2017, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 02 Jan 2017, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 03 Jan 2017, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Jan 2017, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Jan 2017, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Jan 2017, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Jan 2017, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Jan 2017, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.