The Sisi Myth


The tour though the Sisi museum starts with Elisabeths tragic death.

Assassination on Elisabeth

On 10 September 1898 Europe was shocked by the news that Empress Elisabeth of Austria had been assassinated.

Elisabeth’s tragic death was the end of the troubled, unhappy and often misunderstood life of a highly unusual personality. It also made a decisive contribution to the creation of a myth which Elisabeth had fostered while she was alive through her unconventional lifestyle.

ADDIO REGINA - TUA MARI is written in gold lettering on the wreath ribbon, which is issued as a permanent exhibitat the death mask in Sisi Msueum.

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