Anna of Austria was born on 2 November 1549 as the daughter of first cousins Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Maria of Austria. She had been born in Spain but had been mostly brought up in Vienna from the age of 4. From an early age, she was considered for several marriages, most notably to her cousin [read more]
The last stop of my day in Paris was the Louvre. The Louvre is a museum now but it began its life as a royal palace and it was Louis XIV who moved the seat of power to Versailles in 1682. Since 1789, it has housed the museum. The Louvre glass Pyramid is now the [read more]
Day six of my Vienna trip was my last full day in Vienna and I used it to visit three museums. I bought a combi-ticket for both locations of the Art History museum and for the Imperial Treasury. I began in the Imperial Treasury because it was the first to open!