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The Augustinian Church in Vienna, Austria. This church was the private church for the members of the Habsburg family for many years. It was founded in 1327 by Duke Frederick the Handsome. It was the sight of the weddings between the future Empress Maria Theresa and Francis of Lorraine, Marie Louise of Austria and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Emperor Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth of Bavaria.

The Urns containing Hapsburg rulers' hearts in The Augustinian church, vienna. Presumably one of these urns contains the heart of Emperor Franz Josef. But what of Empress Elisabeth's heart? Oh dear, hope its not here!

FRANZ JOSEPH, EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA & KING OF HUNGARY ~1853. ~~~~FRANZ & ELISABETH of Wittelsbach were married on 24 April 1854 in St. Augustine's Church, Vienna. Their married life was not happy. Sisi never really adapted herself to the court and always had disagreements with the imperial family; their first daughter Sophie died as an infant; and their only son, Crown Prince Rudolf, died by suicide in 1889, in the infamous Mayerling Incident.

"Church of St. Elisabeth" (Elisabethinenkirche) Location: Vienna - AUSTRIA 🇦🇹Walking southwards from the first district of Vienna into the district of Landstraße, you will soon encounter a Baroque church called Elisabethinenkirche. It is one of the many 18th century churches that were built just outside of the city walls after the Second Siege of Vienna through the Turkish armies in 1683. The neighbourhood of the Elisabethinenkirche is rather unappealing; the Landstraßer Hauptstraße is…

The tombs of Empress Elisabeth and her husband Franz Josef in the capuchin church in Vienna, Austria.

The Votive Church is a neo-Gothic church located on the Ringstraße in Vienna, Austria. Following the attempted assassination of Emperor Franz Joseph in 1853, the Emperor's brother Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian inaugurated a campaign to create a church to thank God for saving the Emperor's life. Funds for construction were solicited from throughout the Empire. The church was dedicated in 1879 on the silver anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Empress Elisabeth.

Winged triptych made by Jan van Wavere in 1520. Vienna, Church of the Teutonic Order (St. Elisabeth of Hungary).