The beautiful Lori

Eleonore Strattmann, who moved to Vienna in 1683 when she was eleven and her father was appointed court chancellor to the Habsburger. When she was twenty she married Adam Batthyány. After his death in 1703 she acquired the building complex that is today known as Palais Batthyány. With the Architect Christian Alexander Oetl she adapted the building to her needs and harmonized its facade.

Eleonore Countess Batthyány was not only known for her compelling beauty. She became one of the most influential women at the Viennese court. Amongst other things it was also her who uncovered a plot against Prinz Eugen of Savoyen in 1718.

Below you find a video telling about the Palais, Palais project to be significant for the ongoing revitalization of Vienna’s Herrgengasse.

W24, A new Life for Herrengasse (0:26)