Pinsteps. Ungarisches Haus (Hungarian House)

Here in the house on the corner of Augustinerstrasse and Dorotheergasse, opposite the memorial plaque to Jan Sobeisky, is the most sinister house in Vienna. Here, at the turn of the 17th century, she periodically lived in the house of her husband, Elizabeth Bathory, the "Bloody Countess." Her name is indicated in the Guinness Book of Records as the name of the most prolific murderer of a woman of all times and peoples. They claim that she allegedly tortured and killed more than 600 virgins to drink and bathe in their blood, believing that it would preserve her youth and beauty. Some historians believe that these accusations were fabricated to slander a powerful woman, but the number of evidence against her, as well as Bathory's own confessions, make her history believable. The nearby markets of the city served as a hunting ground for the servant Bathory Fitchko, who played an important role in ensuring a constant flow of young maids for the countess. With the promise of food, shelter, comfort and safety, young women were offered to serve as a mysterious countess. At night, strange noises were often heard from this house, although no one dared to ask a noble woman what was happening in her house. Over time, bullying and murder passed into the Batori country residence, where she could freely torture her victims and exude their blood to bathe in her. By the way, stories about blood and bathing were later recognized as fictional. At the same time, the corpses and exhausted victims were found in her Čachtice castle, where she was taken under arrest. The power and influence of the Batory family (relatives of the Polish king Stefan Batory) managed to avoid the trial of Elizabeth, but she was immured in her castle’s room, where she died 4 years later. To this day, the place is gloomy and not pleasant. Translated with Google Translate


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Здравствуйте! Добро пожаловать в мои экскурсии! Я как-то понял, что погулять с каждым я не успею, гулять в группах мало кому сейчас хочется, а гулять «вслепую» быстро становится скучно. Так и появилась идея записывать маршруты и создавать полноценные путеводители, которые я здесь собираю. Если вы попали сюда, значит вам нужен ключик, чтобы открыть маршрут – пожалуйста! Напишите мне сообщение на телефон +972 537907561 или на epraisman@gmail.com и я с радостью вам помогу! Иначе, зачем я всё это делаю?
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From Cafe Mozart to the Hungarian House of the Blood Countess. My trip in Vienna of Sep 25, 2018.

A short walk through the imperial Vienna. The Opera, the Royal Park, the palace of the Augsburg dynasty and the sinister history of the bloody countess Translated with Google Translate

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