harles X. Philip

born October 9, 1757 in Versailles, France
died on November 6, 1836 in Gorizia, former Austria

A descendant of the House of Bourbon, he was King of France from 1824 to 1830 and was the last ruler of France to hold the title of King of France and Navarre.

Reference to the Goldener Adler

On September 6, 1789, arrival of the Count of Artois (later Charles X.), who emigrated from France because of the outbreak of the French Revolution. He stayed at the Goldener Adler with his wife Maria Theresia of Sardinia.

On May 25, 1791, the Count arrived in Innsbruck for the second time at eight o’clock in the evening and spent the night at the Goldener Adler.

The next day there was a ceremonial reception at court, where a luncheon table with 34 place settings was prepared.

In the evening, there was a ball attended by the entire local nobility and officer corps. The Count left the same night for Mantua, Italy.


xcursion tip

Charles X. was not exactly known as a thrifty man, he often let himself be more than well off. We do not save with our today’s excursion tip also, but at a completely different place! We do not save on altitude meters 😊

Spend an unforgettable day in the border area of the provinces of Tyrol, Salzburg and Carinthia and visit the area around the Grossglockner, at 3798 meters, the highest mountain in Austria.

The fascinating view of the mountain, one of the most famous landmarks of Austria, is the scenic main attraction of the Grossglockner – High Alpine Road.

Driving pleasure, hiking pleasure and nature experiences, exhibitions and museums, huts and mountain inns, the diverse mountain world in the Hohe Tauern National Park awaits you.

Further on the Salzburg side, this area is home to the Krimml Waterfalls. You can also get here a multimedia – guide to the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, the Nockalm Road and the Water Worlds Krimml easily via Locandy app free of charge to your Smartphone and immediately set off on a virtual tour.

Life and facts

Charles was a son of Dauphin Louis Ferdinand and his wife Maria Josepha of Saxony.

Before his accession to the throne, he held the title of Count of Artois. At the age of 16, he married Maria Theresia of Sardinia, of the Savoy family.

In 1779 he joined the French army in the siege of Gibraltar.

Through his lifestyle, he had accumulated debts of 56 million francs within a few years, which the French state – already in financial distress – took over.

Charles succeeded his older brother Louis XVIII to the throne on September 16, 1824 and was overthrown by the July Revolution in 1830. His successor, Louis-Philippe I, bore the title “King of the French”.


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Pusch´sche Chronik 1473 und Unterkircher, Zoller – Geschichte von Innsbruck, II., S. 302.1498

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