A deep friendship at Villa Schratt
Even though the love story of Emperor Franz Joseph and his Elisabeth is so popular, it was another woman who won the deep friendship of Emperor Franz Joseph in the Salzkammergut. Actress Katharina Schratt originally spent her summer at Frauenstein castle near St. Wolfgang, before the Emperor placed Villa Felicitas at her disposal – henceforth called “Villa Schratt”. A small path led directly from the Kaiservilla through the Schlosspark, where the monarch left his summer residence strolling alongside Ischl to the actress’ villa. To this day, the Ischl inhabitants speculate about what connected Emperor Franz Joseph and Katharina Schratt.
Emperor Franz Joseph in the Salzkammergut
After leaving your four-star Hotel Royal through the main entrance, turn left going along Voglhuberstraße, cross Götzstraße past Fröhlich car dealership. Follow Holzrechengasse, cross the Rechensteg to Kaiserdörfl and reach Villa Schratt.
Retrace the steps of Emperor Franz Joseph in the Salzkammergut on your holiday. Send your non-binding holiday inquiry today!