The Vienna Hofburg, one of the most extensive historic residence ensembles in Europe, is Austria’s most important secular cultural heritage site. However, until ten years ago there had been little research on this highly significant complex. To remedy this, the Austrian Academy of Sciences undertook fundamental, interdisciplinary research, leaving no stone unturned in its investigations. The results, published in five monumental volumes, revealed the Vienna residence in a completely new light. This opulently illustrated book provides an overview of the latest findings on the entire Hofburg complex from its thirteenth-century beginnings to the present day. Thanks to the commitment of the Burghauptmannschaft Österreich, a wide readership can now gain insight into fascinating new aspects of the Hofburg.