Auf den Spuren der Habsburger

Tyrol and Innsbruck

In 1363 the Hapsburgs became counts of Tyrol through marriage. The riches of that land, such as the salt and silver mines as well as earnings from transit traffic, brought income for the continually empty state treasuries. Several buildings were built in Innsbruck for prestige purposes in the course of many stops and starts. But it was only under Maximilian that the city of Innsbruck became a definite royal seat and received the first authority with jurisdiction over all Hapsburg-Austrian holdings: a ministry of finance. This definitively established northern Tyrol as the central focus of the territory. The involvement of the Tyrolian Landstände (body of representatives) in the governing and administration of the country under the Hapsburgs eloquently attests to how the Hapsburgs were capable of rapidly assimilating these existing forms of government. As a result, the rumors of the evil bailiffs and strongholds found no fertile ground to spread in Tyrol. As patrons of the arts and promoters of culture, the Hapsburgs bequeathed impressive works in Tyrol.

[Translate to english:] So sieht es aus

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Idealbildnis von Heinrich "Jasomirgott", dem seit 1156 ersten Herzog von sterreich. (Glasfenster, Zisterzienserabtei Stift Heiligenkreuz, A-Heiligenkreuz)

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