The most important attraction in this town is this imperial villa close to the center. Emperor Franz Josef used this Biedermeier palace for sixty summers as a residence and recreation center. Highlights include the Gray Salon, where Empress Elisabeth lived and from which she left on July 16, 1898 for Switzerland – a trip that ended with her assassination. In the emperor's study, Franz Josef signed the Manifest, a declaration of war that led to World War I.
Thermal and health bath with the following health treatments is available in this great spa center: acupuncture baths/packs with natural zelloids, oxygen therapy, sulphur baths, swimming pool with therapeutic baths, inhalations, Kneipp treatment mineral baths, mud baths, Natural Health Treatment, under water physiotherapy, therapy massages, thermal baths. Additional Health Treatments include reconvalescence and general lack of energy, ailments of the motor system, women's complaint, bile-duct disease heart and vascular complaints, disease of respiratory tract, ailments of the nervous system, intestinal disease, metabolic disease and therapy center.
Golfclub Bad Ischl
Eighteen holes course, par 71, duration of the game ladies: 4985 m, gentlemen: 5626 m, champions: 5859 m, altitude 469 meters. Equipment: driving ranch, club, electro mobile, training balls, clubhouse, electric car, nearby hotel with basic equipment - shower, changing cabin, buffet, restaurant and sauna.
Surrounded by the Kaiserpark, this structure, dating from the mid-1800s, houses a photo-historic collection (Sammlung Frank) documenting the history of the spa. The tiny place was once used by Empress Elisabeth as a tea pavilion.
Museum der Stadt Bad Ischl
In this house Emperor Franz Josef proclaimed his engagement to Elisabeth von Wittelsbach – a Bavarian princess, nicknamed "Sissi. Today it's a city museum devoted to the spa's history and culture, with memorabilia not only about the emperor, but also from famous composers who vacationed or lived here. The entry fee is 4.20€ for adults and 2€ for children.
This lovely villa, now a museum, stands on the opposite bank of the Traun River. Franz Léhar (1870-1948), the composer best known for his operetta “The Merry Widow”, lived here from 1912 until his death.
Also you may want to visit the Bad Ischl Tourist Information and Bad Ischl Transportation.