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Bad Ischl Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 112 photos

Bad Ischl is located in Upper Austria, but very close to Styria´s border. Like for example Hallstatt, it is part of Salzkammergut, a lovely area that comprises some parts of Styria, Salzburg and Upper Austria.

In the 19th century Bad Ischl became famous as a health resort. It is said that the marriage of Franz Joseph`s parents initially remained childless for quite a while. But then they went to Bad Ischl to receive some treatments in the health resort- and after each of these cures a new son was born :). Many famous and wealthy people and members of the emperor`s family started to spend summer months in Bad Ischl to relax. Therefore, you can still see some grand buildings. Unfortunately they also constructed quite a couple of really awful new buildings in the post WW II area.

There are some sights to visit in Bad Ischl - most important probably the "Kaiservilla" which used to be the summer get away of emperor Franz Joseph and empress Elisabeth (better known as "Sissi"). Other places of interest are a couple of nice buildings, like Lehartheater or Trinkhalle, a photomuseum and also a spa ("Kaisertherme").

And - last but not least- you should not forget to pay a visit to well-known "Konditorei Zauner" - a patisserie which once delivered to the court. It`s truly old-style and their pastries and cakes still are delicious!

  • Last visit to Bad Ischl: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SapineKuu's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    I hope he had chosen a nice wallpaper;)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2008 at 4:36 AM

    an interesting place of Austrian history and a great day-excurion from Salzburg !...und dann noch eine Cremeschnitte beim Zauner !


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