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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 21st of June, 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 Friday from 21 June. 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 the Dachstein and refreshment in Lake Gosau

trengthened with delicious alpine products from the Tennengau, wonderful impressions and interesting stories about Empress Sisi and the area it continues. First direction Gosaukammbahn, which brings the hiking group down to the Vorderer Gosausee. From there, ambitious hikers can take a walk around the lake, the others enjoy the view. Together we will then travel back to the starting point with the hiking bus, which is in operation on Fridays.
Numerous hikes await you in Annaberg-Lungötz ©TVB Annaberg-Lungötz

Hiking with exclusive insights

The following points are included in the tour:

  • Tour every Friday at 09.30 clock at the valley station Donnerkogelbahn Astauwinkel / Annaberg
  • Joint ascent with the Donnerkogelbahn and guided hike to Zwieselalm hut
  • Guided hike in two groups (different walking times, so that the tour is a pleasure for sporty and leisurely hikers)
  • Exclusive insights into the stay of Empress Sisi in the hut
  • Trip to the "view" with the imperial monument
  • Descent with the Gosaukammbahn
  • Optional: Guided Hike around Lake Vorderer Gosausee
  • Joint return journey with the hiking bus
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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