The Palace, located in the village of Gastouri, was erected in 1890 for Elizabeth (Sissy), the Empress of Austria as the solace of her soul. It was used as her summer retreat. Later the Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany bought the Palace.
|Yes, I was in that orange box climbing up a mountain on a cable wire…yikes!|
The original Dubrovnik Cable Car was built in 1969 and was a favorite among visitors and locals who wanted to enjoy a beautiful view of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and the surrounding area. When the war began in 1991, the cable car was used to transfer more than 2.5 million people out of the city to the top of Srdj Hill. The cable car was destroyed in the war and remained out of service until a recent total restoration.
|View of the wall surrounding Old Town from Srdj Hill.|
|Entrance to Old Town for small boats.|