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Park dedicated to Empress Elisabeth (Meran, Italy)

    Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie) (b. Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria 24 December 1837 – d. 10 September 1898 Geneva, Switzerland) was born into the royal Bavarian House of Wittelsbach, from a German dynasty. At the age of sixteen she married the Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph I, and was brought to the Habsburg court. Elisabeth’s visit to Hungary in 1857 left a deep and lasting impression upon her, and she even began to learn Hungarian. Her kinship with Hungary was crucial since it helped to form the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary in 1867. Elisabeth and Franz Joseph were officially crowned Queen and King of Hungary in June 1867. She was assassinated by an anarchist in Geneva in 1898. 

    The park was created in 1860 and is located in Meran, South Tyrol in northern Italy. It was named after Empress Elisabeth. She first visited Meran in 1870 and her frequent visits contributed to the fame of the city. 

    More on Wikipedia here and here.

    Address: Parco Elisabetta, 39012 Meran, Autonome Provinz Bozen – Südtirol, Italy