The Habsburg dynasty: Here you can read potted biographies, examine portraits from seven centuries and dip into the historical contexts of past epochs.
Select a period in Habsburg history, from the beginnings of Habsburg rule in the Middle Ages to the collapse of the Monarchy during the First World War.
The map shows the territorial development of the Habsburg Monarchy as it evolved into a sprawling, geographically fragmented empire.
Monarchical rule was legitimized by descent. The classic form of representing these relationships is the genealogical table or family tree.
Collected themes - browse stories and anecdotes from the history of the Habsburg Monarchy.
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Habsburgs in Exile – the Dynasty after 1918
The Habsburg Monarchy came to an end in...
Classical Music in Nineteenth-Century Vienna
In the nineteenth century Vienna continued to consolidate...
Schönbrunn – the Habsburgs’ imperial showpiece
Schönbrunn Palace is presented to the millions of...
Choose from various themes to access and explore the history of the Habsburg Monarchy, for example ‘work’, ‘love’ or ‘death’.
Journey through the different epochs of Habsburg history from the Middle Ages to the First World War.
All the members of the Habsburg dynasty. Read biographical notes and explore the historical context.
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Maria Theresa was the most important ruler of...
Karl became the heir to the throne after...
Joseph II is one of the best-known representatives...