On 10 September 1898 Europe was shocked by the news that Empress Elisabeth of Austria had been assassinated.
Elisabeth’s tragic death was the end of the troubled, unhappy and often misunderstood life of a highly unusual personality. It also made a decisive contribution to the creation of a myth which Elisabeth had fostered while she was alive through her unconventional lifestyle.
ADDIO REGINA - TUA MARI is written in gold lettering on the wreath ribbon, which is issued as a permanent exhibitat the death mask in Sisi Msueum.
How did the Sisi myth arise? How was it that a beautiful, carefree and unaffected young girl became a disappointed woman eternally searching for some unattainable solace and yearning for death? Let us set off to explore the real personality of the empress!
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