This royal family ruled the Austrian Empire for 600 years.  In that time they accumulated a staggering amount of wealth.  The built palaces and opera houses. They funded the arts with many of the greatest composers  of all time finding their music in Austria.

They planted gardens and brought plants from all over the world.  And even today, more than 100 years since the end of their reign, Vienna and much of Austria still features so much of the beauty they built.


The winter palace is no longer home to royalty but is still the seat of government and beauty.