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|Subject: Visiting Bad Ischl, Austria|
Posted May 6, 2007 by Lucky Llareggub - no more cannibals in our village, we ate the last one yesterday..
|The small town of Bad Ischl is situated in the Austrian Lake District, the Salzkammergut, and is about an hour by bus from Salzburg. There is no lake at Bad Ischl itself but there are several within easy reach by road and rail, mountain bike or on foot. Ischl is an historical town for it's here that Kaiser Franz Joseph signed his famous 'letter to my people' which kicked off the sequence of treaties and alliances that led to the Great War. You can see the actual letter on the Emperor's desk if you take a guided tour through his summer residence a short gallop from the villa of Frau Schratt and Austrian actress with whom he was romantically 'involved'. |
Many notable personages used to holiday in Bad Ischl in the glorious days of old - Alfred Nobel and Johannes Brahms being two of the most famous, apart from the Austrian Kaiser of course. A couple of nearby spots worth exploring are Lake Wolfgangsee, made famous by the song of the White Horse Inn, and Lake Halstattersee one of the most scenic spots in all Austria, flanked by the Dachstein Massif.
As the name implies Bad Ischl is the site of a thermal bath and in winter you can swim outside in a steaming pool and admire the snow all around.