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In Search of Sisi

In the course of a journey east from Munich - once capital of the Bavarian kingdom - across Austria to Vienna, we explore the life and times of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (Sisi to her family) in many ways a 19th-century Diana. Young, pretty and adored by all, she married her handsome prince far too soon. The princess was soon estranged from a much older husband and sought every opportunity to slip away from the stifling formality of the court. Read more on my blog.

Some of these images have been sourced from third parties, and have been credited as such. My own were taken with Nikon D300 using RAW format, and are available for licensing. Please visit www.travelgame.org.

Franz Josef and Elisabeth, circa 1865 (from a postcard)
Franz Josef and Elisabeth, circa 1865 (from a postcard)
The 1865 Winterhalter portrait of the Empress Elisabeth
The 1865 Winterhalter portrait of the Empress Elisabeth
The Residenz, Munich
The Residenz, Munich
Inside the Residenz, the palatial Munich home of Bavarian rulers until 1918
Inside the Residenz, the palatial Munich home of Bavarian rulers until 1918
Treasures of the Schatzkammer, the royal treasury in Munich
Treasures of the Schatzkammer, the royal treasury in Munich
Fountain Courtyard of the Residenz
Fountain Courtyard of the Residenz
Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich, a summer residence for Bavarian royalty
Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich, a summer residence for Bavarian royalty
Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich
Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich
Countryside outside Munich
Countryside outside Munich
Crossing from Germany (Bavaria) into Austria, near Salzburg
Crossing from Germany (Bavaria) into Austria, near Salzburg
Kaiservilla, the Imperial summer lodge at Bad Ischl in the Salzkammergut region of Austria
Kaiservilla, the Imperial summer lodge at Bad Ischl in the Salzkammergut region of Austria
Gardens of the Kaiservilla, Bad Ischl
Gardens of the Kaiservilla, Bad Ischl
Elisabeth's Tea House at the Kaiservilla, Bad Ischl
Elisabeth's Tea House at the Kaiservilla, Bad Ischl
Cafe Sissy, Bad Ischl
Cafe Sissy, Bad Ischl
Traditional garb in Bad Ischl, Austria
Traditional garb in Bad Ischl, Austria
Street market in Bad Ischl
Street market in Bad Ischl
Trinkhalle (1831), Bad Ischl
Trinkhalle (1831), Bad Ischl
Cafe Zauner, Bad Ischl
Cafe Zauner, Bad Ischl
Bad Ischl
Bad Ischl
Stephansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral), Vienna
Stephansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral), Vienna
Building in the Innere Stadt (Inner City), Vienna
Building in the Innere Stadt (Inner City), Vienna
Facade of a building in the Innere Stadt, Vienna
Facade of a building in the Innere Stadt, Vienna
Schloss Schönbrunn, the Habsburg summer palace in Vienna
Schloss Schönbrunn, the Habsburg summer palace in Vienna
The Gloriette at Schloss Schönbrunn
The Gloriette at Schloss Schönbrunn
Gardens of Schloss Schönbrunn
Gardens of Schloss Schönbrunn