Sarajevo 1914 - Funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie
The funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie 1914
The funeral procession took place in Sarajevo the day after the assassination.
Archduke Ferdinand and his wife were embalmed in Sarajevo and were laid in state in Sarajevo’s town hall. The funeral cortege then left from the town hall to the train station in Sarajevo during the late afternoon of the 29th June 1914.
No funeral procession took place in Vienna.
On the morning of the 3rd July the bodies were laid in state for a few hours and in the afternoon a short private funeral was held.
Emperor Franz Joseph did not attend the funeral.
The mortal remains of Ferdinand and Sophie were taken by train and boat to the small Austrian village of Pöchlarn and then on to the Castle of Artstetten and laid to rest on the 4th July 1914.
The Castle of Artstetten