Erzsébet: Sisi and the Hungarians

This year is the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy and the coronation of Franz Joseph and Elisabeth in Budapest. To mark the occasion, the imperial couple’s ties with Hungary will be explored in a small exhibition in the Audience Waiting Room of the Imperial Apartments in the Vienna Hofburg starting on 23 June 2017.

After coming to power in 1848, Franz Joseph had the revolution in Hungary brutally suppressed. The young emperor ruled in a neo-absolutist and authoritarian fashion, but in many regions of his multi-national empire the desire for autonomy was growing. His wife Elisabeth had great sympathy for the Magyars and lent her support to endeavours to reintroduce the old constitution. Her emotional speeches given in Hungarian and her contacts with liberal Hungarian politicians eventually led to the coronation of Franz Joseph and Elisabeth as king and queen of Hungary in June 1867. Her love of Hungary, her frequent stays at Gödöllő and the great veneration in which she was held by the Hungarian people will form the focus of this small exhibition.

The ticket office closes at 4.30 pm (5.00 pm in July and August)

Venue

Imperial Apartments (Kaiserappartements)

Audienzwartesaal
Hofburg
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Mon. 11 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 12 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 16 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 18 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 19 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

December

  • Thu. 21 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 25 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 26 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 29 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 31 Dec 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

January 2018

  • Mon. 01 Jan 2018, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 02 Jan 2018, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 03 Jan 2018, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 04 Jan 2018, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 05 Jan 2018, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 06 Jan 2018, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 07 Jan 2018, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.