Karmel Mayerling in Alland

Schloss Mayerling in Alland, Austria

The estate in the Vienna Woods was first mentioned in the 13th century. In 1887, the Austrian Crown Prince Rudolf converted the facility into a hunting lodge (Mayerling Castle). On January 30, 1889, Rudolf and his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera died here under circumstances that were not completely solved.

Since then, a monastery of the Discalced Carmelites has been housed in the building. The neo-Gothic chapel was built after the death of the couple. The altar of the building is located where the two were found dead.

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