1696Habsburg gallery at Franzensburg

The Habsburg Hall contains 17 marble statues of the Habsburg dynasty, German kings and emperors of the Holy Roman Empire.

The series begins with Rudolph I, the first of the Habsburg family to be elected king in the year 1273, and proceeds through the centuries with Maximilian I, the last knight; Charles V, in whose realm the sun would never set; Charles VI, the last male of the House of Habsburg and the eldest daughter, Maria Theresa.

The brothers Peter and Paul Strudel created the statues on behalf of Prince Eugene of Savoy mainly using marble extracted in Lasa. Fischer von Erlach is represented holding a plan for the extension of the Wiener Hofburg, today's National Library.