Fans of the new Netflix hit “The Empress” will soon be able to book a stay in one of the main filming locations featured in the show on Airbnb.
The lavishing palace named Weissenstein castle, located in the Pommersfelden, Bavaria will open its doors and welcome holidaymakers as of 7pm on Wednesday, 2nd November.
Considered a masterwork of Baroque architecture, the castle was built in 1718, and remains in possession of the Schonborn family until today.
Netflix’s series tells the story of when rebellious Elisabeth meets Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria and follows the young couple’s extraordinary love story through the dynasty’s power structure.
In the show, the castle serves as the principal royal residence of Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie in Bavaria, also known as Empress Sisi.
Sisi ruled as the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary from her marriage to Franz Joseph I in 1854 until her assassination in 1898.
Her reign ended after she was mortally wounded by an Italian anarchist named Luigi Lucheni while travelling in Geneva in 1898.
Now with its new historical makeover, the castle should transport guests back to the time when Sisi was at the height of her fame in the late 19th century.
Host Countess Benedicta von Schonborn-Wiesentheid will welcome visitors to the palace and give them a tour through the spectacular entrance hallway to their grand suite.
They will additionally visit parts of the buildings that are closed off to the public including the so-called ‘Shell Room’ where they will be served a 19th-century inspired meal.
The luxurious suite which is usually exclusively reserved for the noble family is located in the west wing of the palace.
She said in a statement obtained by Newsflash: “Empress Elisabeth, fondly nicknamed Sisi, is an all-time favourite historical figure: a sportswoman, fashion icon, traveller, poet and tragic heroine who fell to an assassin’s blade.
“As she was born in Bavaria, it’s both exciting and fitting to bring this legendary woman home and share a little glimpse into her world.”
An exclusive stay in the palace considered to be one of Germany’s greatest Baroque buildings will cost EUR 185 (GBP 163).
Airbnb reported that there are two individual bookings available, each suitable for up to a maximum of two guests, on 19th and 20th June.
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