Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

Arrival at the State Railway Station of the Emperor Franz Joseph

Venue: Main State Railway Station [now Masarykovo nádraží]

Event type: State or civil events

Date: 02/06/1851 6.45am

Season: Summer

Programme including:

HAYDN, Franz Joseph : Austrian national hymn [anthem], vv
     • unspecified military music ensemble:


The Lokalzeitung of Bohemia 3/6/1851 published news of the arrival in Prague by train of the young Austrian Emperor, Franz Joseph. At 6am state, military and city officials had gathered at the station and a military music ensemble paraded in the arrival hall. The Emperor arrived at 6.45 accompanied by amongst others the Archduke Albrecht, the Duke of Hessen-Darmstadt, Prince Albert of Saxony and Count Schwarzenberg. Franz Joseph left Prague for Vienna by private train the following day.

Summary of sources:

Bohemia (03/06/1851)