For Emperor Franz Joseph I resort Bad Ischl was a special place. He loved this town, and there he met his future wife, Elizabeth, Princess of Bavaria. Sofia of Bavaria, like any mother, she realized her son to love luxurious place amid green forests, and in honor of the engagement with the Princess Elizabeth gave him a castle, called the Imperial Villa. To visit Bad Ischl, you'll need to buy tickets to Austria.
Imperial Villa is located near the center of Bad Ischl, and is now owned by Archduke Mark Salvatore, who, however, has not made it his personal residence and opened to the public and the villa and the surrounding park. The building is now a museum where you can see the trophies of the emperor and his personal belongings. As well as portraits of Franz Joseph and his wife Sissi. Also close to the villa is a lot of hotels in Bad Ischl.
The park near the villa is set original monument to Franz Joseph - dressed in hunting clothes, he listens to the sounds of the forest, surrounded by hunting dogs. The current owner tries to support the interior of the rooms in the same condition as it was during the life of Franz Joseph, in which the emperor had a good half of his life - he came here every summer for 60 years until his death in 1914.
The house-museum of the composer Franz Lehar operetta, which is put on a par with Kalman and Strauss, in the spa town of Bad Ischl. In this house lived a composer 38 years, leaving him only once for 2 years. Near it you can book your hotel. After World War II, Lehár could be in a place where there were concentration camps, which killed his friends. He came back here after the death of his wife, who survived a year.
Lehar villa is on the eponymous river embankment Traun in the south side of Bad Ischl. This three-story building cube, built in the classical style. In the museum you can listen to recordings of the composer, see his personal belongings, office, musical instruments. During Lehar death in 1948 the house has not changed, and it is supported in the manner prescribed zaveschaniem composer. To visit this Sightseeings, you will need to buy a ticket to Austria.
Legare bequeathed his home town on condition that it be made a memorial museum in his name. The city authorities have not only exactly fulfill the last will of the composer, but also took the liberty to extend it - the villa and its surroundings Lehar annually hosts music festival dedicated to the composer, which represents the best of his operetta and musical comedy of his followers.