Empress Sissi spent two of her four Merano health sojourns at Trauttmansdorff Castle. After her arrival “in the strictest incognito” (yet with a retinue of. I'm finally on Ask! Ask me a question!:) My ask profile: sdfgermany.de ArchduchessOfDreams Tribute to Sisi. Detesting the strict regimen and ceremony of royal life, Empress Elisabeth, nicknamed Sisi, danced to the beat of her own drum, defying. Although the couple had never met, Franz Joseph's obedience was taken for granted by the archduchess, who was once described as "the only man in the Hofburg " for her authoritarian manner. While her hairdresser combed her hair into lavish styles, Sisi studied languages, not only Hungarian but also ancient and modern Greek. They married, Elisabeth being 16 years old. Sisi was born on Christmas Eve in Munich and had 7!! Zimmerart Single room Double room. Andrassy was made the first Hungarian prime minister and in return, he saw that Franz Joseph and Elisabeth were officially crowned King and Queen of Hungary in June. On Wednesday morning, Elisabeth's body was carried back to Vienna aboard a funeral train. The empress developed extremely rigorous and disciplined exercise habits. The elder Archduchess Sophie, who often referred to Elisabeth as a "silly young mother",  not only named the child after herself without consulting the mother, but took complete charge of the baby, refusing to allow Elisabeth to breastfeed or otherwise care for her own child. In the German-speaking world, Elisabeth's name is often associated with a trilogy of romantic films about her life directed by Ernst Marischka which starred a teenage Romy Schneider:. She achieved this through fasting and exercise. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.