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In Praise of Concrete

In Praise of Concrete

Vienna is a sacred city and rightly proud of its churches. From soaring Gothic to gilded Baroque, the place boasts myriad well-documented masterpieces. Concealed in its suburbs, however, lurk other gems that reach to the heavens in spires of concrete. A first in concrete Austria’s first concrete church was unveiled in 1913 in Ottakring. The […]

Stubenviertel: Time-Honoured Temptation

Stubenviertel: Time-Honoured Temptation

In the middle ages, the hilly streets of the northeast quarter of Vienna’s 1st District – the neighbourhood now encompassed by Rotenturmstrasse, Stubenring and Singerstrasse – were where the gentry would go to the Badestube to bathe. This had nothing to do with Viennese cleanliness. Not only would men and women “bathe” together in the […]

Renaming the Ring: A Reconciliation

Renaming the Ring: A Reconciliation

Vienna’s Rathaus has a ferocious kind of beauty. The seat of the city’s council and mayor, it pierces the sky with sharp gothic spires, a cathedral to popular democracy. There it stands, in a face-off, of sorts, with the venerable Burgtheater across the way. This neo-Renaissance pile is the leading stage in the German-speaking world, […]

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