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Austria

Sisi’s solemn entrance into Vienna

On 23 April 1854, Elisabeth made her solemn entrance into Vienna ahead of her wedding. This began at the Favorita Palace (known as the Theresianum nowadays), which was hardly ever used. The ritual dressing for the event took several hours, and family members gathered at the palace for the ceremonial entrance. It wasn’t until the [read more]

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Austria

Sisi – A future Empress leaves home

On 20 April 1854, the 16-year-old Elisabeth left Munich, the city where she had been born, to be married to her first cousin, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. The young Princess heard mass in the private chapel of the Herzog-Max-Palais before she began to say goodbye to the servants. She had brought a little [read more]