Schönbrunn - Apartments & Carriage Museum
You may choose: either the exquisite 18th interior of Maria Theresia and her husband Franz-Stephan of Lorraine or the longer path along the Austro-Hungarian rulership of Franz-Joseph.
Schönbrunn park and apartments are UNESCO Heritage, they include unique pieces from earlier centuries, the whole setting is exceptional. One of the additional attractions is the Carriage Museum: I will guide you in this collection, one of the finest worldwide!
You will experience the changes in travel behaviour and social tradition: pleeding steps to reach the high bodies of coaches, hidden toilets inside, boxes for whigs or tophats, thoughtful protections for lakai and driver, stitched decorations and how to ship them upstream …. A long list of duties, procedures and expectations.
You will also discover why our cars today look as they do, when and how springs and rubber tires were developped. Many technical devices will also interest the younger generation.
Meeting Point:: Schönbrunn main entrance at model for sight impaired
Extra Fees: guide fee & entrance ticket according individual demand
Freyung & Abbey of the "Scots"
This walk takes us to the beginning of Austria as an independent country in the 12th century: privileges given to the Babenberg Family also bring the Irish monks to Vienna – and they create the individual confession but are badly transcribed as Scots to this day!
What are the attractions in their museum?
What is the story behind this square called Freyung?
Why do we continue into the Knights‘ Lane?
What happened 1848?
What is the secret of Palace Ferstel?
While zigzagging through the courtyards you discover with me the answer to all these questions…
Meeting Point : in front of Scottish Church
Extra Fees: in case of interior visit, museum ticket