German revolutions of 1848–1849
Causes of events of 1848 in the Austrian Empire
Central Europe (Present-Day Austria)
The events of 1848 were the product of mounting social and political tensions after the Congress of Vienna of 1815. During the "pre-March" period, the already conservative Austrian Empire moved further away from ideas of the Age of Enlightenment, restricted freedom of the press, limited many university activities, and banned fraternities.