Archduke Albrecht barracks

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Archduke Albrecht Infantry Barracks
"Archduke Albrecht Barracks in Vienna-Leopoldstadt"

Erzherzog-Albrecht-Kaserne is the original name of a barracks in the 2nd district of Vienna , Leopoldstadt , at Vorgartenstrasse 225. It was named after Field Marshal Archduke Albrecht of Austria-Teschen (1817–1895). In 1991 it was renamed the Vorgartenstrasse administrative building .

The infantry barracks, built from 1894 to 1896 after the barracks transaction and already equipped with electrical lighting (more than 400 light bulbs), was occupied by men from September 1896.

It and the Archduke Wilhelm barracks opposite (seen from the exhibition street) , which was built at the same time, were often referred to as " Prater barracks ". The Bosniaks relocated here from the Alser barracks called the barracks "Half-Right Barracks" because of their location on the exhibition street. An Islamic prayer room had also been set up for the Bosnian-Herzegovinian soldiers.

After the First World War, which drew here Bundesheer one, 1938, the German Wehrmacht and 1945, the Red Army (the 2nd district belonged to the Soviet sector of Vienna). In 1955 the Austrian Armed Forces took over the building, which was partially destroyed by bombing and only partially rebuilt. In 1979 a building was erected here for the drafting (position commission) of persons required to serve in the armed forces from Vienna and parts of northern Burgenland .

The Erzherzog-Wilhelm-Kaserne was finally given up in 2005; the Vorgartenstrasse official building still exists today. It is now adjacent to the newly designed Messe Wien , which opened in 2004, and the U2 underground line , which was extended here in 2008 , which are opposite it on the south side of Vorgartenstrasse. After the completion of a new building in the inner courtyard of the Rossau barracks , the Vorgartenstrasse official building is to be sold.

See also


Web links

Commons : Albrechtskaserne  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The new infantry barracks in the Prater. (With two illustrations.). In:  Wiener Bilder , No. 36/1896, September 13, 1896, p. 8. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / wrb.
  2. Big sale of the barracks in Vienna . In: Wiener Zeitung Online, April 11, 2014.

Coordinates: 48 ° 12 ′ 56 ″  N , 16 ° 24 ′ 50 ″  E