Friday, December 12, 2008

Where Is Empress Elizabeth's Wedding Dress?

Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria, fell in love with beautiful sixteen year old Elizabeth from Bavaria at first sight. He was meant to marry her sister, Helene, but to his dominating mother's sorrow, could not resist young and impulsive 'Sisi'.

The wedding was suitably splendid, but, unfortunately Sisi's wedding dress has been lost. It was a royal tradition to donate the dresses to a church - it became the property of the basilica Maria Taferi. Now only the silver embroidery which became part of a priest's robe remains. It is on show at the Vienna Sisi Museum.


Anonymous said...

The Kunst Historisches Museum in Vienna has the train of her wedding dress; you can see a picture of it here:

Viola said...

Thank you very much. I had a quick look at this elaborate and beautiful train. This PDF is well-worth looking at because it includes pictures of carriages, antiques, and portraits, as well as the train.

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