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Vienna Furniture Museum: The Emperor's Couch

Among the many thousands of exhibits amassed over five centuries, with special emphasis on Biedermeier and Historicism, one also finds a Baroque easy-chair on wheels, an imperial travel throne and praying-stools with velvet pillow-covers.

Ensembles such as the fittings and fixtures of Empress Elisabeth's farmers' parlor in the Schönbrunn dairy and a young girl's room in the Biedermeier style, spittoons, commodes elegantly disguised as seating, and other curiosities can also be marveled at.

Also definitely worth seeing is the exhibition area dedicated to the bentwood furniture of the Thonet brothers and to the great architects of Vienna Modernism (Wagner, Hoffmann, Loos). Also collected and displayed are ensembles and furniture from the inter-war period through to Austrian furniture design of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Also on display: the permanent exhibition Sissi in the Movies, which takes a look behind the scenes of the world-famous 1950s trilogy with Romy Schneider.

The Emperor's Couch

A special guided tour entitled "The Emperor's Couch" gives a glimpse into the so-called Federal Property Administration right next door to the Vienna Furniture Museum, once a month. The furniture of the former imperial house of Habsburg-Lothringen, which is still used at official receptions of the Republic of Austria, is kept there. Visitors on the tours learn which red carpets are rolled out for which occasions and what the Emperor's Couch is still used for today. The tours end in the Vienna Furniture Museum, where permanent and special exhibitions can also be visited. Information and application

Vienna Furniture Museum

Andreasgasse 7
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -10%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 14,50€, reduced ticket Price: 13€ /
      Sisi Ticket (Vienna Furniture Museum, Schönbrunn Palace, Sisi Museum) 45,00€ instead of 49,00€ with the Vienna City Card / Tickets on and on site

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 17:00
    • We, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 17:00
    • also open on: 1.4.2024 (Easter Monday), 20.5.2024 (Whit Monday)

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 180 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • 90 cm wide and 160 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Free admission for one person accompanying blind or wheelchair-bound visitors. Group tours for people in wheelchairs on request. Separate guided tours of the Furniture Museum for blind and visually impaired visitors on request: During these tours, selected objects can be touched, and access is provided behind barriers.

    • Comments

      Wheelchairs are available free of charge at the ticket office. Seating for visitors is available in the museum. Barrier-free accessible toilets are located in the ticket hall and in the area of the permanent exhibition on the 1st floor, guide dogs are permitted. Free admission for one person accompanying blind or wheelchair-bound visitors.
      Elevator 3rd-5th floor. Lifting platform to the first floor: door width: 83 cm, cabin depth: 117 cm, cabin width: 75 cm. stepless access to the restaurant / café (from the main entrance).

Find information about the imperial family Habsburg on "The World of Habsburgs"

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