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 son.



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.