The magic of the Habsburg monarchy in Bad Ischl
Imperial summer holidays in the Salzkammergut region
The magic of the Austrian monarchy still hangs heavy in the air of Bad Ischl. The Austrian emperors have left their mark upon the region and traces of their lives are still to be found today.
Empress Elisabeth Dive into the past and make your holiday a journey of discovery, following in the footsteps of Empress Sisi. Nearby the Hotel Goldener Ochs you will find the Imperial Villa, , the former summer residence of Emperor Franz Josef, and the Imperial Cottage "Marmorschlössl“ - the tea house of Empress Elisabeth - which today houses an impressive museum of photography.
You may also still feel the presence of the imperial couple at the former Hotel Austria, where the museum of the town of Bad Ischl has found its home. Here the Austrian Emperor met and became engaged with his Bavarian future bride. Franzl and Sisi, as they are fondly called, are still lovingly revered here in the heart of Imperial Austria. If you want to become fully immersed in the magic of the Austrian monarchy, the Lehárvilla and Villa Rothstein beckon.
Even the imperial couple became enchanted by the many charms of Bad Ischl and chose the town as their favourite summer residence. Whether they spent their time hunting or in pleasant idleness – whenever Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sisi came to Bad Ischl. , the town gleamed with Imperial pomp. This magic can be felt even today.
Discover the imperial Salzkammergut region during a cultural holiday at the Hotel Goldener Ochs. Have a look at the special holiday offers available during Upper Austria's Provincial Exhibition. Or book a table at the Restaurant Goldener Ochs in Bad Ischl.