Dressing up as a prnicess: Children's program "Kaiserkinder" at Sisi Museum and at the Imperial Apartments at Hofburg

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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and butterflies

Traces of the beautiful Sissi

At the Imperial Apartment and Sisi Museum visitor of all age can find out all about Empress Elisabeth: her beautiful dresses, her fearlessness as a horsewoman, her beauty sectrets and the way that she liked to have her shining long hair styled.

Children's guided tours (in German only, for children aged 6 - 11) finish up with a chance to dress up in truly "imperial" clothes. 

Butterfly House

Take a stroll to the Butterfly House in the garden of the Imperial Palace (Burggarten). Wander past waterfalls and giant trees surrounded by hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies. With any luck your children might even get to witness a butterfly emerging from its pupa.

Tip: pack a snack and enjoy a picnic in the neighboring Burggarten.

Overview: Imperial Palace

Imperial Apartments (Kaiserappartements)

1010 Vienna
  • Comments

    • Entrance via Entrance via Batthyanytor/Michaelerkuppel

  • Opening times

    • September to June
      Daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • July to August
      Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Guided tour for children Sa - Su, 10:30 - 14:30
    • Guided tour for children on holidays, 10:30 - 14:30
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Elevator available
      • 125 cm wide and 129 cm low , Door 79 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Admission free for a person accompanying a blind visitor or a visitor in a wheelchair, provided that the accompanying person is included in the ID.

    • Comments

      The Imperial Apartments are located on the 1st floor and are accessible by elevator.

      Number of steps to the first floor (Imperial Apartments): 72

The Butterfly House (Schmetterlinghaus)

1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -11%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 9€

  • Opening times

    • November to March
      • daily, 10:00 - 15:45
    • April to October
      • Mo - Fr, 10:00 - 16:45
      • Sa - Su, 10:00 - 18:15
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Door 93 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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