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Karmel Mayerling

Church, Monastery / abbey

This business is excellent…

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Old hunting lodge of Crown Prince Rudolf

Karmel Mayerling is the former hunting lodge of Crown Prince Rudolf and the original scene of the bloody tragedy of the January 30th 1889. After the tragedy, Emperor Franz Joseph I immediately had the hunting lodge converted into a Carmelite convent. The church of Karmel Mayerling stands exactly at the place where the bloody deed was committed and where Crown Prince Rudolf and his lover Mary Freiin Vetsera died.

The Carmelites live a secret life. They make their living from the income from the guided tours. During the guided tour, you can see the magnificent church, the Elisabeth Chapel and some display rooms with the Imperial Goblet of the Foundation, the desecrated coffin of Mary Vetsera and illustration panels about the tragedy of Mayerling.

Guided tours are available by appointment at any time for groups of 15 persons or more. We offer guided tours only in German, however, we will be happy to assist with any necessary translations.

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Facility features

  • Café in the establishment
  • Tours
  • Regional products available
  • Shop
  • Toilet facility


  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Suitable for strollers
  • Wheelchair accessible as per ÖNORM
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facility
  • Suitable for bad weather
We speak ...
  • English
  • German
  • rural location
  • calm environment
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  • to the pilgrimage route "Via Sacra": 0 km

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