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Travel Austria - Mayerling
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Mayerling

mayerling lower austria niederösterreichInhabitants: 200

The place of Mayerling is just a district of the Lower Austrian town Alland with the castle "Schloss Mayerling", two churches, three restaurants and several dwelling houses.

Mayerling is world famous for the tragedy of crown prince Rudolf and his lover Mary Vetsera. On the 30th January 1889 Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, only son of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and Empress Elisabeth and heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, was found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera, apparently as a result of suicide. Rudolf shot Mary with a revolver and afterwards commited suicide. Crown prince Rudolf was married to the Belgian princess Stephanie, who was the oldest daughter of King Leopold II from Belgium. Some years later she married to a Hungarian baron. She died very old in the year 1945, when she tried to escpae from the Russian army.

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The entrance of the former hunting lodge of the Habsburger family. The tragedy happend in this building. Some months later the lodge was changed into a church, to remember the crown prince.

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Inside the church is a little museum now. You can learn more about the tragedy and the times in that period. There is also a room with original furniture of 1889.

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Pictures and informations about several persons who were involved.

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The church from outside.

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The place is 2km away from the centre of Alland.

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The road from west to east through Mayerling. Mayerling is just a district of the town Alland and a sparsely populated place.

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There is also an idyllic bus stop in Mayerling.

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The restaurant is located right next to the main road.

Hotel Restaurant HannerHeinz-Hanner-Platz 1Mayerling

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