Wilhelm Gause: Viewing a large kill by torchlight in Mürzsteg, drawing, 1898

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The Habsburgs' favourite places


The Habsburgs led a lively existence outside the confines of Schönbrunn and the Hofburg.

In some locations, they appear to us now as more authentic there than on the grand stage of the imperial residences. In the Habsburgs' favourite places, their joy and suffering, fears and anxieties, dreams and hopes become tangible, and the people behind the sonorous titles become visible.

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