In 1910, the Kaiser Jagdstandbild was unveiled to mark the occasion of Emperor Franz Joseph's 80th birthday.
The statue, created by Georg Leisek, is from a photograph depicting the Emperor engaged in one of his favoured pastimes, hunting. The statue stands on a stone block , which weighs at least 13 tons . The block was transported from the Wachau by train and horse-drawn vehicle . At the unveiling ceremony 3000 hunters filed past the Emperor.