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.
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.