Saturday, July 30, 2016

Train to Salzburg

 We traveled in the carriage dedicated to the Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph I with respect to the 100th anniversary of his death in 2016. In accordance to this claim the baptizing of the carriage took place in October 2015 under the honorable patronage of Herta Margarete and Sandor Habsburg-Lothringen.
Many details bring back glamourous memories of the pompous Emperor´s era. High grade fabrics with lavish deco elements emblazon the walls, affectionately squiggled brazen lamps round up the aristocratic ambience coherently.
 The history of the imperial-royal train has deep roots in the nineteenth century, the great age of railroads. During this time, powerful trains were created for the ruling families of Europe. The quest for technical precision and splendid furnishings led to the creation of elegant palaces on rails. The imperial train of Austria-Hungary was built by the renowned wagon and locomotive factory Franz Ringhoffer in Prague-Smichov.

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