Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits "POMP AND GLORIA! Carriages of the Princes von Thurn und Taxis"

Now this exhibition is on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and will end soon: POMP AND GLORIA! Carriages of the Princes von Thurn und Taxis began at Sep. 19, 2007 and runs until Feb. 28, 2008 at the Wagenburg, Schönbrunn Palace.

According to the website:

"...Of particular interest are the luxury carriages ordered by Prince Maximilian Karl in Vienna in the early nineteenth century – among them a gala-carriage commissioned from the celebrated coach-builder, Brandmayer (who also worked for the Pope and the Turkish Sultan), and an elaborately decorated “afternoon-carriage” made by the Viennese coachbuilder, Engl. Engl also built a simpler carriage for morning drives but this has sadly not survived.

Another high-point of the show are the carriages built in 1858 for Princess Helene in Bavaria. Helene was to the first bride of the Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria. Four years after his decision to marry her younger sister, Elisabeth, she became the wife of Hereditary Prince Maximilian Anton von Thurn und Taxis. The exhibition marks the first time that the carriages built for the two celebrated sisters are shown together. ...