Situated in the heart of the picturesque Salzkammergut region, Bad Ischl still evaporates the charm of the Imperial times in Austria. Emperor Franz Josef I. was a regular guest in Bad Ischl.
Embark on a journey through the Imperial history of Bad Ischl. The Monarchy left numerous traces and monuments in the Salzkammergut region. Especially in Bad Ischl it is apparent how close the spa town was related to many fateful moments within the Habsburg Dynasty in Austria. In 1845, as a young Crown Prince, Emperor Franz Josef wrote in a letter to his mother: “Oh how much I long for my dear, dear Bad Ischl. “For 60 years Emperor Franz Josef came to the Imperial Summer Residence to spend his summers, a place where the Habsburgs made many a great decision. For instance where today’s Bad Ischl Museum is situated Franz Josef’s great love with his Sisi was sealed with his proposal for marriage. But also the declaration of war to Serbia, which was to change the world forever, was signed within the town walls of Bad Ischl in the Salzkammergut region.
Culture in Bad Ischl: the Franz Lehár Festival
Bad Ischl has always had a special attraction for great artists. Many important names of the golden and silver operetta era found a second home in Bad Ischl. Franz Lehár wrote his great world successes in Bad Ischl, which is also the reason why for more than 40 years the Lehár Operetta Festivals are held here. The Lehár Festival brings many culture fans from all over the world to Bad Ischl.
Follow the traces of the Imperial times in Bad Ischl. Where the former imperial household stayed to spend their summers, you are a welcome guest today. The Imperial town of Bad Ischl is also an ideal destination for a daytrip from Mondsee or enjoy the Franz Lehár Festival in summer. Enquire online now: the team at Hotel Eichingerbauer is looking forward to your non-binding room enquiry.