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Travel Austria - Bad Ischl in November 2006
Travel Austria

Bad Ischl in November 2006

bad ischl upper austriaInhabitants: 14.500

The town of Bad Ischl was the place of the summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph during the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

In November 2006 I went there a second time to make some photos of the lovely little town in  the Southern part of Upper Austria.

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The Lehar Filmtheater in the centre of Bad Ischl. Franz Lehár, world famous for his operettas, died in Bad Ischl.

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The Cafe Ramsauer coffee house exists since more than 180 years.Even Johann Strauss was a regular visitor. You still can take a seat on the same place where the walzer king sat.

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The impressive building of the post office in Bad Ischl.The size of the building shows the former meaning of a town with a couple some thousands inhabitants.

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Bad Ischl on an cold early Saturday morning in November.Going straight to Pfarrgasse.

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Going through the Pfarrgasse.

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The world famous "Cafe Zauner" in the Pfarrgasse.

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Cafe Zauner is the place where Emperor Franz Josef used to go to have coffee and cake.

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The Kaiservilla is located a bit outside of the centre. The villa was given to the Emperor in 1854 by his mother Archduchess Sophie. It was a wedding present and became the imperial family's summer residence.Franz Joseph described the villa as "heaven on earth".On the 28th July 1914 signed the decleration to start the war with Serbia which was the beginning of the first world war.

Accommodation Hotels:

Austria Classic Hotel Goldenes SchiffStifterkai 34820 Bad Ischl

Kaiser Therme ThermenhotelVoglhuberstrass¸e 104820 Bad Ischl

Hotel Goldener Ochs GmbHGrazerstrasse 44820 Bad Ischl

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