They began building the stunning Prunksaal (State Hall) of the National Library exactly 300 years ago. Which seems as good a reason as any to explore the history of that … [Read more...] about History of the Prunksaal (exhibition)
The Hofburg winter palace
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The Habsburgs were not averse to drawing on Roman imagery to enhance their imperial image. One such example is the equestrian statue of Emperor Joseph II in Vienna's … [Read more...] about Monument to Emperor Joseph II
Wander through the courtyards of the Hofburg palace area in central Vienna and only one major monument catches the eye: an 1846 statue of the man notable for being emperor of … [Read more...] about Monument to Emperor Franz I
When Emperors build gates, they require more than a bit of wrought iron and a large key. The monumental Burgtor with its triumphal arches serves as a gateway to Vienna's … [Read more...] about The Burgtor
Reminders of Prince Eugene of Savoy pepper Vienna, not least in the form of his former residence at the Belvedere palaces. The main monument to this military genius, who … [Read more...] about Prince Eugene Monument
A huge equestrian statue dominates Heldenplatz square on one side of Vienna's Hofburg palace complex. The monument honours the first man to hand Napoleon a significant … [Read more...] about Archduke Karl monument