There exists a book, “111 Places in Vienna That You Shouldn’t Miss.”  Recently I happened upon a second-hand copy and thought it might contribute more meaning to my wandering. Of course I do not plan to wander in numerical order. This is Place 7. “Dissolved Ties”

For the latter half of its 1.000 year existence (with one tiny three-year exception), the Holy Roman Empire was ruled by Habsburg emperors.

In 1806, with Napoleonic France being a pain in the Habsburg backside of Emperor Francis II stood on the balcony of this church and dissolved the empire; then proclaimed himself Emperor of Austria.