This is a typical example of a station of the Imperial State Railway, except for its more lavish design, because Bad Ischl served as Emperor Franz Josef’s summer residence. It is on the Salzkammergut line where the narrow gauge line to Salzburg branched off (as celebrated in a famous song: “…a sweet little railway line runs between Salzburg and Bad Ischl…”) but it was closed many years ago because it couldn’t compete with coach transportation. This local railway used the classical Austrian narrow gauge of
730 mm.