Very private, very public: theatres of the Habsburg Empire
The Emperor Route connects the most interesting historic theatres in the Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia – different parts of one state during the Habsburg Monarchy.
From UNESCO World Heritage Sites Český Krumlov and Litomyšl to the hidden beauties of Weitra and Mnichovo Hradište: be like a princess or prince in very private palace theatres of the Habsburg aristocracy. And then see how the bourgeoisie expressed itself in very public theatres from Grein to Prague to Spiš.
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The majestic castle complex, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Český Krumlov, has its origins in the 13th ...more
The Graz opera house is one of the most beautiful opera houses in Europe. On the Emperor Route, it is also ...more
The Municipal Theatre in Grein on the banks of the river Danube is the oldest preserved bourgeois theatre in ...more
Litomyšl Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage, was built in 1567–1581. Two successive palace theatres operated ...more
The enchanting palace of Mnichovo Hradiště acquired its present form in 1697–1703. In 1833, the reigning ...more
One of the oldest European theatres operating continuously since its inauguration. It was constructed in ...more
The "Theater an der Wien" was commissioned by Emanuel Schikaneder, Mozart's librettist and first ...more
Not far from the Austrian-Czech border the town of Weitra sits on a hill. It was built 1201–1208 by Hadmar ...more