Hardly any other historic town succeeds in transposing its history to the present in such a lovely way as Bad Ischl. With its pleasant way of conveying history to the present day, the heart of the Salzkammergut offers you a multifaceted setting for adventures. Put simply, it is perfect for leisurely idleness, athletic challenges, intellectual and cultural flights of fancy and whatever else you enjoy.
You don’t have to browse through the history books to envision Bad Ischl’s royal past. You just need to take a leisurely stroll through the town. You will come across the vibrant witnesses to the past every step of the way, the prime example being the royal villa (“Kaiservilla”), where Emperor Franz Joseph spent every summer in his fog-free Bad Ischl for over six decades. Yet it also attracted many other characters who helped to turn the town into a cosmopolitan heart of Austria which still retains this character today. By winning the Entente Florale in 2016, it also proved that the town is the most florally adorned, most worth living in, in half of Europe.