A holiday on an emperor traces Need Bad Ischl, in the heart of Austria’s Salzkammergut region, this is possible. Recreation, sport, culture and untouched nature – the imperial city in the Salzkammergut region combines tradition with modernity. Bad Ischl is ideal for vacations and recreation, and over the year-round. Whether you’re strolling through the streets, which will visit Imperial Villa, relax in the spa or take the Emperor in the most famous pastry rest of the city – the diversity and uniqueness of this region thrill you again and again. The former imperial residence and spa resort of Bad Ischl is a spa town and is located in the southern part of Upper Austria. The term “resort” was this romantic city in 1920 given, 1940 Bad Ischl became a town. In the 19th Century, the Habsburgs chose this town because of the clear air and beautiful surroundings to the place of the imperial summer resort. At least 60 years for the Emperor Franz Josef spent every summer in Bad Ischl – then still “Ischl” – and thus a reasonableTradition, which today is still felt in many places. In the nearby woods, he could pursue his passion – hunting -. Here Franz Josef wrote not only the manifesto, “To my peoples,” but also celebrated in 1853 in the former Hotel Austria (now a museum of the city) the engagement of Princess Elizabeth of Bavaria, called Sisi. Tradition meets modernity Sports contemporaries come in Bad Ischl and its surroundings, both in summer and winter full on their account. The leisure activities ranging from sports challenges, such as the annual marathon to relaxing sleigh ride – always accompanied by the warm hospitality of the Salzkammergut. A special social highlight is the charity golf tournament in favor of the Franz Klammer Foundation. As was the Kaiser’s time to play in costume. For those who want to breathe in the culture, the “Night of the Emperor” in the magnificent park of the Congress and TheaterHouse Bad Ischl undisputed highlight. In this modern staging of the subject”Monarchy”, true historic imperial flair of the 21 accents Century. Here is, in addition to Kaiser fans, representatives of the Austrian nobility and celebrities from sports, business and culture asked twice to do a journey of the monarchy in the modern age. Also very popular is the Lehr Festival, which is reminiscent of famous names such as Lehar, Strauss and Kalman. Provincial Exhibition 2014 In the coming year will participate, under the title “The Salzkammergut” 13 communities in this regional exhibition. In each community, the scenery will of its most attractive side to present – both as an economic region as well as a cultural region. Bad Ischl will prepare an exhibition in the historic Pump Room, combined with a suitable program. Title of this exhibition: “Men, Myths, Monarchs.