Sisipark

Park for nature lovers and families

Sisipark is located in the south and serves as an access point to the state horticultural show. It was once designed by landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné for the imperial family, but never finished. His landmarks are now shone a new light on during the horticultural show in Bad Ischl from 24th April to 4th October.

The Empress' New Gardens 

Between the partly 150 year old trees you will find themed gardens, lawns, two playgrounds, one of which is a water playground, colourful shrub belts and spacious spring and summer flower plantings. From the new gazebo at Kaltenbachmündung you will be able to enjoy a fascinating view back over the city. 

White marguerite flower at the state horticultural show
Marguerite flower

The Empress' New Gardens 

Between the partly 150 year old trees you will find themed gardens, lawns, two playgrounds, one of which is a water playground, colourful shrub belts and spacious spring and summer flower plantings. From the new gazebo at Kaltenbachmündung you will be able to enjoy a fascinating view back over the city. 

Old park newly interpreted 

In Sisipark you will feel the remains of the 1852 built Elisabethen-Park. The park was supposed to serve as a horse-riding alley and also accommodates a manège, because Empress Elisabeth used to enjoy practising circus feats with her horses. Peter Joseph Lenné, the famous Prussian garden director, designed the plans for this park, that unfortunately remained unfinished and is now being reinterpreted in the course of the state horticultural show. 

Paired themed gardens

4 themed gardens are located in Sisipark, all of which build a pair with their counterparts in Kaiserpark

8 different themed gardens present themselves to the state horticultural show's visitors: 

  • Blue garden – white garden
  • Grass garden – rose garden
  • Shade garden – sun garden
  • Garden “so close ...” - garden “... and yet so far” 

 

The first garden of each pair is always located in Sisipark, while its counterpart can be found in Kaiswerpark. 

Kaltenbach - renatured river landscape

Located along the renatured part of Kaltenbach a wild natural landscape meets a designed cultural landscape. Due to the renaturing the brook bed regained its original, natural course. The redesign of the Traun's distributary was implemented in consultation with the torrent and avalanche control and the Federal waterways authorities. 

The brook now winds through the meadow in playful meanders and on hot days kids and grown-ups love to come here for refreshment. 

Lehar Statue with flowers in Bad Ischl
Lehàr-Statue

Family offers and more 

Sisipark turns out to be a special attraction for families, children and sportive visitors. The area between Traun and Kaltenbach offers diverse adventure stations for guests of all ages: course-playground, water playground, Lippizaner climbing path, swing, slide, trampoline, slack-line, fitness garden and Kneipp garden, forest garden, circus garden, wave garden and water garden. In addition the diverse children's programme with kids' stage, walk-acts in the terrain and family concerts enhance the horticultural show area in Sisipark even further. 

The emperor as a hunter 

In Sisipark on Kaltenbach you will also find the emperor hunting statue. Frozen in his step a life-size Emperor Franz Joseph looks down from a rock over the hikers below. At his feet an obviously freshly killed deer. The statue of the famous huntsman was created in 1910 as a present for his 80th birthday. The quarry of the passionate huntsman can still be seen in the premises and halls at Kaiservilla, of course taxidermied and skeletonized. 

Guest at Hotel and Restaurant Goldener Ochs in Bad Ischl

If you fancy enjoying local deer and other traditional and modern culinary creations, then Restaurant Goldener Ochs is your first address. During the imperial era people already enjoyed the culinary delights in the inner Salzkammergut. And so it comes as no surprise that this tradition is proudly carried on at Hotel Goldener Ochs. Goldener Ochs manager Klaus Schweiger himself and chef Mr. Eppinger with his whole team indulge you during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. 

On Sisi's traces

Tip for Sisi fans: Bad Ischl is one of the stations on Sisi-Straße, a travel tour to the castles and cities that are connected to the empress' life. This was initiated in 2002 in celebration of her 175th birthday to honour the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. On Sisi-Straße, which connects places in Bavaria, Austria and Hungary as well as locations on the Adriatic coast in Italy and Geneva, you can get closer to the myth of the self-doubt-ridden empress as well as visit the gorgeous palaces and landmarks, museums, gardens and parks. 

Hotel Goldener Ochs will be pleased to serve as your warm host with private spa area during your visit in Bad Ischl and at the Upper Austrian state horticultural show. Send us your no obligation enquiry today and look forward to your holiday offer that our hotel team will immediately send you. 

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