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Walking in the footsteps of Empress Sisi

Royal hiking fun in Annaberg-Lungötz in the Lammertal

What would the history of Austria be without the legendary Empress Sisi? Definitely some stories and scandals poorer! As many of the television films are known, Princess Elisabeth married the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph in 1854 at the age of 16. The nature-loving Sisi, as she was lovingly called by her family, came to Schönbrunn Palace, where she did not necessarily feel very comfortable in the story. In order to escape from the confines of the Habsburg court in Vienna, the young empress repeatedly undertook excursions, travels and hikes.
Sisi also came to Tennengau. In the beautiful hiking area Dachstein-West Annaberg-Rußbach-Gosau, she forgot her everyday worries while hiking and stayed here even. From middle of July, this event will be followed in more detail:
Join us in the footsteps of Empress Sisi!
The hut already appears ©TVB Annaberg-Lungötz
Empress Sisi once slept on the Zwieselalm hut ©TVB Annaberg-Lungötz
Enough wood for a cozy night ©TVB Annaberg-Lungötz
Hiking group in front of the hut ©Sylvia Schober

Exclusive insight on the hut

A guided hike on Empress Sisi's tracks will be held every Thursday from middle of July. Meeting point for the tour is at 9.30 am at the valley station of the Donnerkogelbahn in Annaberg / Astauwinkel. After the common driveway, you will cross the Riedlkar, from where you will enjoy a magnificent view over the mountains that Sisi already appreciated. From the mighty Dachstein over to the Niedere and Hohe Tauern - on fine days you can even see Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner - and up to the mystical Untersberg at the gates of the state capital Salzburg. A breathtaking view, but a leisurely hike!
Now on to Zwieselalmhütte, where the Empress once spent the night. Is it this window, behind which was the imperial chamber?
The owner of the hut shows the once imperial sleeping chamber to the hiking group. The owners cared for the memory and left the room, that the Empress lived in, in its original state. This special is only offered as part of the guided tour and makes the hike an exclusive experience!
View from the Zwieselalm ©TVB Annaberg-Lungötz

Panorama to impressive Dachstein Glacier and refreshing Lake Gosau

Strengthened with delicious alpine products from the Tennengau, wonderful impressions and interesting stories about Empress Sisi and the area the hike continues.

The so-called Imperial Monument was erected by veterans from Annaberg and Gosau to mark the 40th anniversary of the reign of Emperor Franz Josef I on a magnificent viewpoint.

The view on the way to the Dachstein Glacier and Gosausee is also impressive before you go back together to the starting point.
Numerous hikes await you in Annaberg-Lungötz ©TVB Annaberg-Lungötz

Hiking with exclusive insights

The following points are included in the tour:

  • Tour every Thursday at 09.30 am at the valley station Donnerkogelbahn Astauwinkel / Annaberg
  • Joint ascent with the Donnerkogelbahn and guided hike to Zwieselalm hut
  • Guided hike in groups
  • Exclusive insights into the stay of Empress Sisi in the hut
  • Trip to the "view" with the imperial monument
  • Wonderful view to Dachstein Glacier and Lake Vorderer Gosausee
  • Joint, organized return journey
The price is 30,00 € per person (children 20,00 €), for guests with a Tennengau guest card the price is only 21,00 € per person (child 13,00 €). Please note: Payment with the hiking guide is only possible in cash.

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