Oh, pardon! Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Born as Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie von Wittelsbach, Duchess in Bavaria she saw the light of day on December 24, 1837. Her life has been documented in numerous books and films and it would be an impossibility to write a “short” summary about it here. If you visit our guesthouse and therefore Vienna, we recommend you to follow in the footsteps of our empress – there are plenty of opportunities. Visit the monument in the Rose Garden, the Burggarten or the Sisi Museum in the Vienna Hofburg, where Elisabeth spent her time in Vienna, if she did not reside in Schönbrunn Palace. Visit the k.u.k. Hofzuckerbäckerei Demel and taste the violet ice cream, which Sisi also liked so much, or take a look at the Hermes Villa in the Lainzer Tiergarten, which Emperor Franz Josef gave to his Sisi as a “castle of dreams”. The two most important places for any Sisi tour in Vienna are the Augstinerkirche where Franz and Sisi were married and the Kapuzinergruft, where Sisi found her rest in 1898.