Mayerling (mĪˈərlĭng) [key], village, Lower Austria prov., E Austria, on the Schwechat River, in the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods). It is the site of the hunting lodge (now a convent) where Crown Prince Rudolf and Baroness Maria Vetsera died mysteriously in Jan., 1889.

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