Austria

Elisabeth of Austria – Playing matchmaker

This article was written by Franziska. A problematic marriage The marriage of Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth of Austria began under the most unusual circumstances: the young emperor was supposed to marry Princess Helene of Bavaria – Elisabeth’s older sister. What happened instead is well known to fans of Elisabeth and the Habsburgers worldwide. The [read more]

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Austria

The Augustinian Church in Vienna, Austria

The Augustinian Church (or Augustinerkirche) is located on the side of the Hofburg (Augustinerstraße 3) and it seems rather insignificant and small. However, this church was the private church for the members of the Habsburg family for many years. It was founded in 1327 by Duke Frederick the Handsome. It was the sight of the weddings between the [read more]