Shrouded in stories and history relating to the famous Emporer Franz Josef, the enchanting town of Bad Ischl is much more than a regal summer residence. Imperial affluence exudes from the incredible architecture and the magnificent mountain backdrop gives this small yet stunning town an air of ethereal elegance. Exhilarating and explorative activities abound here, so intrepid travellers will find a plethora of stunning sights and alluring attractions to satisfy all cultural cravings.
The town of Bad Ischl is awash with stunningly sophisticated villas formerly used to house royalty during their summer soirees; guided tours of supreme structures such as the Imperial Villa, the Kaiservilla and the Leharvilla reveal architectural beauty and the intriguing political history of this small, unassuming place. Glide into the cotton clouds that decorate the mountain summit in the futuristic Via Ferrata Cable Car; unearthly views of endless mountains, glittering lakes and sprawling woodlands can be enjoyed from this special vantage point.
With its luscious location within the Imperial Park and dynamic architecture, it’s easy to see why the Photo Museum is regarded as Austria’s most attractive museum. Within, an intriguing photographic collection dates back to the 1970’s and depicts the regions turbulent history. Additionally, the cultural collection of the Bad Ischl Museum document the folkloric and historical traditions of the town in a beautiful yellow building.
Savour the flavours of a sensory banquet from the hilltop summit of the Siriuskogl Restaurant. Located within the iconic Franz Josef Tower, the restaurant serves regional specialities in an authentic ambience alongside panoramic town vistas. Sample heart beef soup with steamed dumplings, crisp bacon and the legendary Siriuskogltoast, a signature dish that is guaranteed to tantalise and tease the taste buds.