Over many decades and into the 20th century European history was made in the Kaiservilla and Bad Ischl became the shadow capital of the powerful Danube Monarchy. You can see the originally preserved chambers, in which Empress “Sisi” Elisabeth spent her summer months and were Emperor Franz Joseph ruled and eventually declared war to Serbia in 1914 and started WWI with it. His reasons for doing so he stated in his “To my Peoples” manifesto that was written here. On a 45-minute long guided tour you can experience the special air of past times and you can get interesting and personal information on the life of the imperial family. Kaiservilla is surrounded by the spacious Kaiserpark that invites to longer walks and is home to the former tea house of Empress Elisabeth, the Marmorschlössl. Can be only visited on a guided tour!
Bad Weather Alternatives
Even if the sun decides to take a break or the weather god is in a bad mood, there’s no reason that your holiday plans should fall through. The many attractive free-time activities of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut ensure a diverse program even on rainy days. Experience our ancient mining tunnels and mystical caves, grand spa facilities, interesting exhibitions and historical churches. There’s an event no matter the weather! Even on ‘dreary days’, a holiday on Lake Hallstatt is always bright!
Informationen at a glance
- Tourismusverband Bad Ischl
Auböckplatz 5 - Trinkhalle
4820 Bad Ischl
Phone: +43 (0) 6132 277570
Fax 43 (0) 6132 2775777
GPS: lg 047°/41,66'N lt 013°/37,40'O
- Saving Tip: Discover this destination with the Salzkammergut Adventure Card and save money! The small card is available from all tourist offices of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region and is free or charge when you stay 3 nights or more. More information ...
- On the move with the Postbus
through the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
Current timetable as a PDF download. (568KB)
- Transportation Tip: Travel simply and quickly to the UNESCO World Hertiage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut with the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). All aboard . . . !