Imperial Vienna, the capital of the Dual Monarchy, had little changed since medieval times.
1893 Electric lights on the Kohlmarkt
1894 The tram
1898 Fiftieth anniversary of Franz Joseph’s accession to the throne. Also that year, assassination of Empress Elisabeth
1902 Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Brief des Lord Chandos explored the duality of the relationship between self and world p.12