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Queen Elizabeth of Hungary Statue

Franz Joseph’s wife, Queen Elizabeth (Sisi) was so loved in Hungary they named almost everything after her. This is her statue in Budapest.

Statue of Queen Elizabeth of Hungary
Döbrentei tér – Budapest
GPS: 47.490673, 19.045877

A statue of Franz Joseph‘s wife, Queen Elizabeth (Sisi) who was assassinated in 1898. A whole district, a bit of the Grand Boulevard, a major bridge, Budapest’s main square and a solemn and beautiful sculpture bear her name and honor the memory of the great monarch, Empress Elizabeth.

At the age of only 16, Elizabeth became the wife of Emperor Franz Josef. Which came along with being appointed a formal member of the Habsburg royal family and queen of Hungary.

Over time, Queen Elizabeth developed a deep affection for Hungary. She loved its culture, and she visited frequently. She preferred its more relaxed atmosphere to Vienna’s. She even learned the language.

In return, Hungarians lovingly nicknamed her Sisi. Even today, there are big Sissi fans amongst Hungarians. Her persona forever surrounded by myth and legend.

Queen Elisabeth was rumored to have had the Hungarian Count Gyula Andrassy as her lover. This rumor only added to the locals love for her. Also maybe why she was so devoted to learning the language.

Sisi is still greatly beloved by the country that continues to honor her memory. The statue was made by Gyorgy Zala, and was revealed with huge celebrations in 1932.

The Hungarians’ Statue of Queen Elisabeth seems to be slightly more affectionate than the Empress Elisabeth Monument in the Volksgarten in Vienna. Maybe it is just the green trees, and the oxidized bronze, but she just seems happier here.

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