Palace in Bad Ischl


Franz Josef’s sprawling summer residence, the Italianate-style Kaiservilla, was an engagement present for him and his princess-to-be, Elisabeth of Bavaria, from his mother Princess Sophie. Elisabeth, who loathed the…
Museum in Bad Ischl


The City Museum showcases the long history of Bad Ischl and stages changing exhibitions. This also happens to be the building where Franz Josef and Elisabeth were engaged, the day after they were formally introduced…
House in Bad Ischl

Lehár Villa

This pink villa was the home of opera composer Franz Lehár is a picture of late Imperial-era Austria in all its stuffy glory. Left exactly as Lehár left it, it's filled with period furniture, personal ephemera and a…