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Sissi Facts, Part II | 5 More Things You Didn’t Know About Empress Elisabeth of Austria

In this second and final installment, you find five more things you may not have known about Austria’s penultimate empress, looking at her later life, political influence and her handling of a life haunted by tragedy.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” of Austria

Better known by her nickname “Sissi,” she has captured the hearts of the public ever since she was immortalized by actress Romy Schneider in a trilogy of 1950s romantic comedies.

The Long Road Home

A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe

Austria, a Country Reborn

As the Habsburg Empire entered the final year of the Great War, the future seemed wide open. A turbulent century followed.On a pleasant summer...