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People: Empress Elizabeth "Sissi" of Austria

Sisi's bathroom in de Hofburg in Vienna. Here she began every day with a cold bath at about five or six in the morning. She also favoured baths of warm olive oil, to keep her skin soft.

Empress Elisabeth of Austria aka: Sissi ( spouse of Franz Joseph I, and therefore both Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. She also held the titles of Queen of Bohemia and Croatia)

Baroque period porcelain tea service- Sisi Museum, Vienna. Don't drop it !

In 1863, when London Banker William Currie started building it, the Beau Rivage had only seventy rooms and, as its historian noted, only eleven windows on the front which overlooked the lake - this is the hotel where Empress Elisabeth of Austria died. She was killed outside of the hotel, while she stayed there. The last journey of Empress Elisabeth of Austria started in Geneva.