Rudolf II.

Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, King of Bohemia, King of Hungary and Archduke of Austria
(Vienna 1552 – Prague 1612)


»I grew up in Spain, at the legendary strict and regulated court of my Habsburg relatives. Later I moved my residence from Vienna to Prague. Artists and philosophers, astronomers and alchemists were welcome visitors to my botanical gardens, menageries and Kunstkammer collections. A mysterious world filled with rare and exclusive creatures and artefacts.«

Empress Elisabeth (Sisi)

Emperor Franz Joseph I.

Queen Marie Antoinette