Tag: Sissi

Sisi – The RTL-series continues © Photo: RTL / Armands Virbulis
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Sisi – The RTL-series continues

Aren’t there a bit too much series and films about Empress Elisabeth of Austria “Sisi” nowadays. Netflix has Die Kaiserin (The Empress) since 2022 (another season yet to come), the film Corsage came out this year, and since 2021 there is a German tv-series by RTL. And apart from that as usual the old 1950s […]

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Christmas broadcasts 2020
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Christmas broadcasts 2020

Several countries are back in lockdown, which is a disaster around Christmas. Luckily I discovered there is quite a bit of royal TV in the coming weeks. I am sure this list is not complete, but enjoy! Austria 25 December – ORF2, 1.05pm: Sissi 25 December – ORF2, 2.45pm: Sissi, die junge Kaiserin 26 December […]

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The Love of Empress Elisabeth of Austria for Zandvoort
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The Love of Empress Elisabeth of Austria for Zandvoort

What do Empress Elisabeth of Austria and the Dutch beach resort Zandvoort aan Zee have in common, you’d say? Why is the Empress, nicknamed Sisi, remembered here on the Dutch coast? The Dutch doctor Johann Georg Mezger (1838-1909), whose parents originally were from Württemberg, Germany, studied medicine and graduated in 1868. He specialized in physiotherapy […]

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No Christmas without Sissi!
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No Christmas without Sissi!

In many European countries there is no Christmas possible without showing the three Sissi-films from the 1950s with Romy Schneider as Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Karl-Heinz Böhm as Emperor Franz Joseph on television and many people watch year after year. The overly romantic films Sissi (1955), Sissi – The Young Empress (1956) and Sissi […]

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