Franz Josef

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Le Loft,  atop the Sofitel in Vienna, has a projection ceiling designed by Pipilotti Rist, which appears to extend into the skyline by virtue of its reflection
Weekend in . . . Vienna
  • Travel
  • February 2, 2015, 08:00

Not quite a century ago, Vienna was downgraded from being the glorious capital of a sprawling empire to the capital of just one country, Austria. W(...)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie travel in a car seconds before their assassination in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914. Russian media accused Ayustria of discriminating against the Serbs and stoking tensions that culminated in the assassinations. Photograph: JU Sarajevo Museum / handout via Reuters

Murder of the Austrian Crown Prince It is said that when the aide-de-camp told the monarch about the catastrophe, Emperor Franz Josef turned extremely(...)

It was the year before the Great War, so named because it was vast in its upheaval; it marked the death of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and redrew the (...)