I am acutely aware of the Habsburgs and greatly admire much of what they accomplished. I remember the sense of pride I had as someone of Germanic descent when I walked through the Hofburg's treasury in Vienna with my family.
I picked my up a great book on Franz Joseph while there, amongst other books about the royal lineage, and it has been wonderful to read. It is quite big in size and was quite expensive, but worth it.
I wonder how many are educated about the Wittelsbach family, who played a major role in the history of Europe.