This monument in the spa gardens (Kurpark) of Bad Ischl is reminiscent of Franz Wirer von Rettenbach, who is considered the founder of the first Austrian saline water health spa in this place. Remarkable in the design of the memorial, I find the extraordinary size of the bust. [German]
Bad Ischl was the summer resort of Franz Joseph I, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, and his family for many years. Generally they took the train to get to their villa (Kaiservilla) in Bad Ischl. The monarchy has gone but the railway station of that time is still here.