Artstetten Castle in June
The Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg were interred at Artstetten Castle because his wife could not be buried at the Imperial Crypt in Vienna.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo on 28th June, 1914, is widely seen as the spark that ignited the flames of a First World War.
Once a summer residence of the imperial family, Artstetten Castle (open April to November) is the final resting place of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie Duchess of Hohenberg.
On this sunny day in June, Austrian men on horseback paraded around in Austro-Hungarian military uniforms of the period.
The museum inside the castle, shows memorabilia from around the time of the assassination; a living war memorial like no other.
Photo by Michel Guntern, TravelNotes.org
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