Triumphal Arch Maria Theresia
Empress Maria Theresia of Austria was so unhappy about the death of her
husband, she gave the order to build a monument on the main artery of
Innsbruck's south end.
The result was the Triumphal Arch in Roman style.
The arch was built in 1765 to mourn the death of Francis I Stephen of
Lothringen who died during the celebrations for the wedding of their
The tragedy happend during the wedding of Maria Theresia's son Duke of
Tuscany, later Emperor Leopold II, and Maria Ludovica from Spain.
Picture: the duke of Austria and Ludovika from Spain.
On the top of the arch: a picture of Maria Theresia.