The Austrian Hospice was founded in 1854 as an ecclesiastical foundation by the then Archbishop of Vienna, to whom the institution still belongs today. Emperor Franz Joseph is also considered one of our founding fathers. In 1869 Franz Joseph was in fact a guest at our venerable house.
Currently the Viennese Archbishop Dr. Christoph Cardinal Schönborn oversees the hospice, while Georg Habsburg-Lorraine is the chairman of our circle of friends, the Austrian Society of the Holy Land. As you can see, we cultivate tradition. You can rely on us. Even in the 21st century.
The history of our house reflects the history of the region as well as the conflicts in the Middle East. If you are interested in further details, please refer to our wikipedia entry and to the bibliography in the Academy field.