Imperial Bad Ischl
Bad Ischl in August is famous for the different celebrations of Franz Joseph I.
Between the 11th and 18th of August many events in honor of emperor Franz Joseph are being held. The emperor celebrated 81 birthdays in his summer residence. In honor of the late emperor Bad Ischl celebrates its most famous guest every year.
Arrival of the Emperor's Train on August 15th
Bad Ischl Brass Band's Imperial party August 15th
Emperor's Harness Racing on August 15th
Kaiserbummel - an Imperial Stroll - on August 17th
Imperial Mess on August 18th
Greeting in front of the imperial Villa on August 18th
Emperor Golf Tournament on August 18th
Emperor's Night Dinner on August 18th
Emperor's Night Open Air concert on August 18th
House Habsburg in Ischl
Even before the town became the summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph I in the 19th century, several emperors and other members of the family stayed here.
Emperor Friedrich III. raised Ischl to a market in 1466, while Emperor Maximilian I confirmed the award of a coat of arms in 1514. Emperor Ferdinand I opened the underground construction of the Ischler salt mine in 1563.