It is well
known that Franz Joseph and his wife Sissi visited the hotel during opening of
the Crystal hall at Zdraviliški dom (Health Resort House). They drank mineral
water in the pavilion. Sissi felt relaxed by the silence and a beautiful view
of the park.
The empress was
known for her beauty, her extremely long hair that reached down to the floor in
the last years of her life, and a small waist that measured only 50 cm in
range. The latter was achieved by a tightly bound corset, a strict diet
regulated by her personal cook, and intensive workout. Many people do not know
that the empress was in excellent physical condition; she exercised every day,
lifted weights and practiced Indian relaxation techniques. During her travels
she was accompanied by her workout assistants. She was one of the best riders
in Europe; her riding skills were acknowledged even by the Hungarian
association for riders and hunters, which was quite an accomplishment.