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« Reply #105 on: April 27, 2009, 07:27:01 PM »
Some paintings of the  famous "white lady".

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« Reply #106 on: June 11, 2009, 07:16:43 AM »
I first visited the achilleion in 96 & was last there in july 98. I hope that most of the information I gained then is still relevant.

Local buses do run to gastouri from corfu town though these are few & far between. The best way to get there is definitely by rented vehicle, thus avoiding the dreaded coach party tours. If your budget does not stretch to a car then hire a motorscooter, but do watch the roads as some are like glass in the summertime. The achilleion is accessible from all parts of the island being at a mid-way point. Park on the main road just outside the house, its chaotic but theres usually enough room for all.

The ground floor rooms only were open on my last visit. I thought the building was in good state of repair, the only drawback I could find was there seemed to be a certain lack of exhibits inside. The gardens were excellent & well looked after, and can anyone else lay claim to a better patio area.

On leaving go down the hill heading fo the coast road, this takes you past the Sissi memorial. Then to round off your journey see the strange sight that is kaiser bridge.

The achilleion may not be to everyones taste, some may say its over the top & kitsch, but I think its great. I came away very much smitten, partially with the house, though I seem to recall at the time it was mostly with Empress Sissi. 

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« Reply #107 on: July 01, 2009, 05:09:23 PM »
does anybody knows anything about ghosts in Mayerling or laxenburg?
im interesting in those places...especially in mayerling..so much happend there..!

well i came to this question while i just finished watching most haunted on youtube..and they also do palaces...maybe they should go to one of the austrian imperial palaces...i am so curious...
i would go myself by night if i could and got people 2 join me on the investigation...love to expierence it and know more about it..


so does anyone have a story of ghosts and hauntings in mayerling or laxenburg?


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« Reply #108 on: July 02, 2009, 12:08:56 PM »
Is Mayerling the lodge where Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria killed his lover Mary Vetsera and himself ?....however this is still a mystery.
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« Reply #109 on: July 02, 2009, 01:04:57 PM »
Is Mayerling the lodge where Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria killed his lover Mary Vetsera and himself ?

Mayerling was Rudolph's hunting lodge where the couple's bodies were found, as far as I know. It's in Lower Austria.

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« Reply #110 on: July 02, 2009, 01:16:49 PM »
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mayerling_Incident

Mayerling Lodge is indeed a perfect place for ghost stories.

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« Reply #111 on: July 02, 2009, 03:36:14 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mayerling_Incident

Mayerling Lodge is indeed a perfect place for ghost stories.

Yes...but are there people who have written about it or know about people who have seen or heard paranormal stuff in mayerling?
i wanna know the stories..well rather find it out myself..but dont know when im in austria again..
im so curious..they really should send something like most haunted or ghoshunters down there :p

And for sure the kaisergruft in vienna is haunted as well!
when i was there i had strange feelings got sick in some rooms and sometimes felt like i was being touched.. and watched with 100 eyes..followed..temperature changing.. and when i got to the part of sisi, franz, and rudolf..it really made me cry..but in every room i felt something that is like paranormal..that is not on the living side anymore..and the guy at  the entrance desk who sold the ticket was so damn creepy as well...he looked like lurg from the adams family..but then smaller and more long like wet hair that was not quit fresh..and he looked scary..
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« Reply #112 on: July 02, 2009, 04:13:21 PM »
when i was there i had strange feelings got sick in some rooms and sometimes felt like i was being touched.. and watched with 100 eyes..followed..temperature changing..

I have to confess that I'm skeptical about these things, but once I had those same feelings when I was visiting a medieval castle here in Italy...the strange thing is that I have never heard of paranormal stories about that place...it was just my imagination?, who knows?

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« Reply #113 on: July 02, 2009, 04:37:31 PM »
when i was there i had strange feelings got sick in some rooms and sometimes felt like i was being touched.. and watched with 100 eyes..followed..temperature changing..

I have to confess that I'm skeptical about these things, but once I had those same feelings when I was visiting a medieval castle here in Italy...the strange thing is that I have never heard of paranormal stories about that place...it was just my imagination?, who knows?

yes..well i always told myself first witness it myself..by hearing, feeling or seeing.. first see than believe you  know.. but when i was like 8 i wtinessed some spooky stuff..but i thought and it was said it was just my imagination..
but now i have also witnessed unexplainable things so i believe it.. like others tell you your crazy but a friend of mine..didnt believe in this stuff and i was with him also in a miedeval castle here in holland and it was halloween and we went for fun there cause it had bedrooms to rent..so we did that..and we were going through scary shit..now he is a believer in those things..but sometimes when people say some things im like yeah well i gotta witness that myself at that place..


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« Reply #114 on: July 03, 2009, 07:42:52 AM »
About Laxenburg...it was the birthplace of the unlucky Crown Prince Rudolf (and this is a link with Mayerling), but Rudolf to part, what happened there?...I mean, is that Palace remembered for another tragic event?...

A beautiful photo of Laxenburg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blauer_Hof_Laxenburg_3-4.JPG

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« Reply #115 on: July 03, 2009, 08:38:46 AM »
Also Gisella the second daughter of the imperial couple was born in laxenburg..
And Elisabeth(erzi) the daughter of rudolf was born there..

at the first world war it was badly damaged and i think at that time people might have been passed away there by the tragic war..

if you wanna know more about laxenburg here i have a youtube video of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULDk_tCKo1w


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« Reply #116 on: July 03, 2009, 09:01:58 AM »
Thank you very much for the beautiful video!, Laxenburg Castle is really amazing, I'd like to go there.
Yes, probably there were victims during the first world war.

Also, are those remains of a pre-existend structure in the park around the castle?...we can see tham at half video...

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« Reply #117 on: July 03, 2009, 06:57:11 PM »
I can't see you tube videos here :-(

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« Reply #118 on: July 04, 2009, 01:24:10 PM »
I can't see you tube videos here :-(

on your pc?
just gotta click on the link..


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« Reply #119 on: July 06, 2009, 06:51:49 AM »
I was looking through a book i have bought in the hofburg...its a kind of tourbook..

but with 2 rooms i found pictures in it.. that have something rare on it...
1 is explainable..i think...but the other not certainly not...

the court kitchen in 1904...i made a cirkle around...this is the one i cant explain when i look cloesely in my book it looks like a cat face..with point ears...but certainly 2 eyes



Here i see a man..but you can look through him... on none of the pictures are people looking around so..or maybe a lost tourist when they made these fotos..



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