Exhibition shows Princess Sissi and her life

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An exhibition about Princess Sissi was launched at the Palace Museum in Beijing on Sept 28, 2017. [Photo/Chinanews.com] 

2017 must be a remarkable year for Princess Sissi and her Chinese fans. After the 17th Meeting in Beijing Arts Festival opened with Hungarian dance Princess Sissi in April, an exhibition about the princess was launched at the Palace Museum in Beijing on Sept. 28.

The event, titled "Princess Sissi and Hungary: Aristocratic Life in 17th–19th Century Hungary", is showcasing 149 pieces from the Hungarian National Museum. It includes oil paintings, gold and silver ware, commemorative coins and clothes.

The Hungarian cultural relics are being showed at the Palace Museum for the first time.

Princess Sissi, or Elisabeth Amalia Eugenia von Wittelsbach, became well-known due to the 1955 film Sissi. Her life and experience as Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary in the 19th century have inspired many dramas, animations and musicals.

Sissi lived in Hungary longer than any other place and regarded the country as her second home. She learned the Hungarian language and embroidery and also contributed to the construction of Budapest, earning her the nickname "Daughter of Hungary" from Hungarian people at the time.

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