The Maria Theresien Monument is a huge monument in the middle of the Maria Theresien Platz. Probably the most important monument of the Habsburgs was built under the direction of Kaspar von Zumbusch in 13 years of construction. In 1888 it was solemnly unveiled in the presence of Empress Sissi.
The more than 19-meter-high and about 44 -ton monument Empress Maria Theresa (she governed from 1740 to 1780, she reformed the school system, took care of state affairs as well as their 16 children) in the form of a larger than life, 6 -meter-high figure With her right hand she greets her people, in her left hand the Empress holds a document roll of the Pragmatic Sanction and the scepter. Four equestrian statues of her generals are arranged around her. The monument is a World Heritage Site.
October 20, 2019
The Maria-Theresien-Denkmal is the most important monument of the Habsburg monarchy in Vienna. It is reminiscent of Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria, wife and since 1765 Empress Dowager of Emperor Francis I Stephen of Lorraine. It governed the Habsburg monarchy from 1740 to 1780. The monument stands since 1888 on the Maria Theresa Square on the Vienna Ring Road between the former court museums, opened in 1891 Kunsthistorisches Museum and the 1889 opened Natural History Museum, against the background of the then royal stables , today's Museum Quarter. The Ensemble Memorial, accompanied by the Triton and Najaden Fountains, is a World Heritage Site Historic Center of Vienna (Wikipedia).
January 15, 2019
Maria-Theresien-Platz is located in Vienna, in the 1st district, on the Ringstrasse, across from Heldenplatz and Hofburg. It is framed by the city's two largest historical museum buildings, the former court museums, the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Naturhistorisches Museum. The museum quarter on the other side of the double line parallel to the ring forms the visual conclusion. In the middle of the square is the Maria Theresa monument, the largest Habsburg monument in Vienna.
August 18, 2020
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