Fifth in line to the throne, Karl I was not expected to become the Habsburg emperor. By the time he did, in 1916, it was already too late for the crumbling empire.
Newly discovered letters get us closer to understanding the tragic truth of royal murder-suicide at Mayerling.
At the centre of a war-shattered Europe, Vienna was divided between the victorious Allied powers. Restoring civil society proved a major challenge.
Under the command of Josef Radetzky, the Habsburg army held its grip on Italy during a period of revolutionary unrest across Europe. Yet today his achievements are rarely celebrated.
The Austrian attraction was located in an unused train station with artificial snow made from soft drinks.
Emperor Franz Joseph officially opened the Ringstrasse on May 1st, 1865. Adrian Mourby looks at its 150 years as a Viennese landmark.
During the War of the Spanish Succession the Austrian commander marched westward from the Alps across Italy to win a remarkable battle.
In November 1918, writes Norman Stone, a whole political and social order in central Europe came to an end.
Was one of Europe's finest hotels occupied by members of the English working class during the interwar years?
Glenda Sluga explains the influence of a remarkable group of women as Europe’s elite gathered in Vienna in 1814.