The Zaniouchka Circus
Season One, Episode 17
Air date November 1997
Written by Natalie Altmann
Directed by Bruno Bianchi
Richard Paré
Episode Guide
A Gilded Cage
The Mirror's Secret
"Nonsense. Who would suspect an acrobat?"
Idda Fedancy


The Zaniouchka Circus comes to Austria under orders of General Von Grossberg to give his daughter Helana a private show. Sissi is not invited by Helena, but manages to get in anyways. At the circus Sissi meets Idda Fedancy.


Sissi: And you know Helene, my friends call me Sissi.
Helene: All right, Elizabeth.



  • Even though the show takes place in Austria, the circus master greets everyone in English, French & Spanish But not in the country's own tongue of German.
  • Sissi was locked away in the tower by Empress Sophia, much like Cinderella.
  • Thou Sissi has been living at the palace for weeks. This is the 1st time she has seen Fronz since her sent a carriage for her a month ago.
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