Sisi Chapel
The Sisi Chapel is located in Sievering part of in the Viennese District of Döbling near the Vienna Woods (Wienerwald).

History
The neo-Gothic Sisi Chapel was built on the occasion of the marriage of the Imperial spouses Elisabeth and Franz Joseph I on April 24, 1854, in Vienna. Johann Carl Freiherr von Sothen commissioned architect Johan A. Garben to design the Chapel situated Am Himmel, a popular recreational area between the Sievering area (Döbling district) and the Vienna Woods. The Chapel was intended to serve both as a memorial to the historic event and a gravesite for the client and his wife Franziska. The Chapel was erected 1854- 1856 according to the plans of Garben by the city builder Josef Kastan. The Chapel was consecrated to the patron saints of the imperial couple on July 31, 1856: St. Elisabeth, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Joseph. In the 20th century the Chapel decayed as a result of atmospheric action, contaminant loads, and acts of war. To prevent vandalism the altarpiece was dismantled. In 1997 the “Caucus Wood” acquired a large part of the area "Am Himmel" and bought the Chapel for 3,500 EUR from Caritas in 2002. The Caucus then initiated the renovation of the Chapel as part of the overall revitalization of the area. Several years of works, which required a total of 1.1 million Euros and were partially financed by the Vienna Old Town Preservation Fund, were completed in 2005. During the renovation the inner room was reshaped to give a tangible experience of how nature and culture are interrelated. To accomplish this, a new glass roof was mounted. In addition, fourteen monitors recessed in the wall stage a kind of ordeal suffered by nature through the interventions of man.