The ‘Holy Grail’, an agate dish, was held to be the vessel that caught the blood of Christ on the Cross and was...

The ‘Holy Grail’

300–400

Lying in the Swiss canton of Aargau, the Habichtsburg, also known as the Habsburg, is regarded as the ancestral seat...

Habichtsburg

1273–1282

Between the thirteenth century and the end of Habsburg rule in 1918, the Vienna Hofburg developed by stages into the...

The Vienna Hofburg

1278–1918

The historical capital of Tyrol has always benefited from its location at the intersection of important routes of...

Innsbruck

1282–1792

St Stephen’s cathedral is regarded as the most important Gothic building in Austria and is Vienna’s most salient...

St Stephen’s Cathedral

1282–1477

The plague pandemic which became known as the Black Death killed about one-third of the population of Europe. The...

The Austrian archducal coronet is both the ‘crown’ of the Habsburg patrimonial lands (Upper and Lower Austria in the...

Austrian archducal coronet

1359–1918

Vienna University was founded in 1365 by the Habsburg Rudolf IV as a rival to the...

Vienna University

1365

Wiener Neustadt was founded by the Babenbergs after they had acquired Styria in 1192, and was intended to...

Wiener Neustadt

1452–1493

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