Women in Vienna

Marie Louise

Muses, archduchesses, politicians and others

We begin this guided tour at the Vienna State Opera. Opposite the Opera, there is Palais Todesco where Johann Strauss met his first wife Jetty Treffz, an extraordinary person who also had a great influence on his career. Hotel Sacher was the domain of Anna Sacher around 1900. Her portrait still hangs above the porter’s lodge today. We walk through Hofburg Palace to meet some of its female inhabitants, for instance, Archduchess Maria Christina who had a great influence on the art collection at the former Albertina residence. Many of the Habsburg weddings took place at the Augustinian Church, not least that of Emperor Franz Joseph with Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Duchess in Bavaria, the famous Sisi. There is a monument to Emperor Franz in the Innerer Burghof courtyard. For political reasons, he married his daughter Marie-Louise to Napoleon. Parliament provides an opportunity to talk about the participation of women in politics and has seen important protagonists of gender equality. We end at the University where, again, it had taken a long time for the same opportunities to be made available to women as to their male colleagues.

Duration: 1,5 – 2 hours
Guiding fee: Euro 210 per group, up to 6 persons Euro 160

Entrance to the Sisi Museum/Imerpial Apartements can be included in the tour.
Duration: abt. 2,5 hours
Guiding fee: Euro 270 per group, up to five persons Euro 210
Entrance fees excluded

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