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XXI. Viennese district
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Geographic location : 48 ° 17 '  N , 16 ° 25'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 17 '  N , 16 ° 25'  E
Surface: 44.52 km²
Residents: 167,968 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 3773 inhabitants / km²
Postal code : 1210
Address of the
district office:
Am Spitz 1,
1210 Vienna
Website: www.wien.gv.at
District Head : Georg Papai ( SPÖ )
District council
election 2015
24 23 4th 4th 
A total of 60 seats
Map: Floridsdorf with parts of the district
District parts of Floridsdorf

Floridsdorf is the 21st district of Vienna . It was created in 1904 through the incorporation of the city of Floridsdorf and some surrounding villages, some of which later moved to the 22nd district of Donaustadt . Floridsdorf is the second largest and third most populous district in Vienna in terms of area. Together with the Danube city, it forms the part of Vienna to the left of the Danube .


View from the Danube Tower to Floridsdorf

Mountains and waters

In the north of Floridsdorf, the southern foothills of the Bisamberg dominate the relief of the municipality. While the summit of Bisamberg ( 358  m ) is already in Lower Austria, its side summit Falkenberg ( 320  m ) represents the highest point in Floridsdorf.

The Danube forms the southwestern border of the district. Part of the New Danube and a section of the Danube Island are located in Floridsdorf, while the water surface is already located directly on the other side of the Danube Island in the Döblinger district area. The Viennese Danube bridges in Floridsdorf area are - lined up in the direction of flow of the Danube - the Jedleseer Brücke , the Nordbrücke (previously Nordwestbahnbrücke), the Steinitzsteg , the Floridsdorfer Brücke , the Nordbahnbrücke , the Georg-Danzer-Steg and the Brigittenauer Bridge . The northernmost quarter of the Old Danube is also located in Floridsdorf . In 1992 the Marchfeld Canal , which crosses the district area, was put into operation.

District parts

The municipality consists of seven parts of the district that went back to formerly independent municipalities, which - unless otherwise stated - are now Viennese cadastral municipalities . The eponymous district of Floridsdorf is the smallest in terms of area. The largest part of the district is Stammersdorf in the north of the district. Strebersdorf and Großjedlersdorf , which consists of the two cadastral communities Großjedlersdorf I and Großjedlersdorf II, border on Stammersdorf . To the east of it, on the border to the 22nd district, lie the Leopoldau and Donaufeld . Jedlesee in the west is made up of the cadastral community of the same name and the cadastral community of Schwarze Lackenau . In addition to the cadastral communities already mentioned, in Floridsdorf there are small parts of the cadastral communities (not today's district parts) Kagran and Kaisermühlen , the majority of which are located as cadastral communities and as district parts entirely in the district of Donaustadt .

Another subdivision of the district area, hardly known to the general public, consists of the 28 counting districts of the official statistics, in which the counting districts of the municipality are summarized. Although they have the same or at least approximately the same names as the corresponding cadastral communities, the counting districts Donaufeld, Groß-Jedlersdorf, Alt-Jedlesee, Neu-Jedlesee, Leopoldau, Schwarzlackenau , Stammersdorf and Strebersdorf have a borderline that differs from each of them. The census districts Hirschfeld, Nordrandsiedlung, Großfeldsiedlung , Schotterfeld, Siemensstraße, Jochbergen, Donaufelder Gärtnergebiet, Mühlschüttel, Bruckhaufen and the industrial area Bahndreieck are based on settlements and field names. The Autokader counting district is reminiscent of the largest military automobile workshop ( Austro-Fiat ) of the Danube Monarchy , and the Leopoldau gasworks counting district of the municipal gasworks that went into operation in 1911 . The other census districts in Floridsdorf have street names in their names. These are the counting districts Stammersdorf-Brünner Strasse, Leopoldauer Strasse-Siemensstrasse, Strebersdorf-Pragerstrasse, Koloniestrasse, Shuttleworthstrasse, Floridsdorf-Brünnerstrasse, Floridsdorf- Am Spitz and Donaufeld-Leopoldauer Strasse.


Multi-colored irises on the old entrenchments

From a floristic point of view, Floridsdorf belongs to the Pannonian Floral Province and can be divided into four natural areas:

In the northwest, part of Bisamberg , which is mainly in Lower Austria, extends into the district. This unit also includes the area east of Bisamberg and north of Stammersdorfer, Dr.-Nekowitsch, Anton-Böck- and Langenzersdorfer Straße. The area is characterized by vineyards and fields as well as by settlements that are partly still village-like. During the Prussian War in 1866, entrenchments were built north of Stammersdorf as defensive structures to secure Vienna against the Prussian troops advancing from Marchfeld. Today semi-arid and dry grassland and bushes with remarkable flora and fauna grow on the former old ski jumps , which are now under nature protection . Together with the Bisamberg, the ski jumps are part of a Natura 2000 protected area.

The area between the Danube , Prager Straße and Alter Donau was previously shaped by annual floods and oxbow systems. Settlement was only permitted when the Danube was regulated in the 1870s. In the Schwarzlackenau and Floridsdorfer Aupark there are still small remnants of the former poplar meadow . The fining ponds of the Marchfeld Canal and the Old Danube should be mentioned as bodies of water . Some species threatened with extinction in Vienna, such as the Acker- und Steppe-Mannsschild, occur in the area.

In Donaufeld , fresher soils prevail due to the proximity of the Danube and the landscape is still partly characterized by gardening and vegetable crops with interesting Segetal flora . Due to the pressure of settlement, the number of open areas has been falling steadily in recent years.

In the core area of ​​the district - in Floridsdorf, Jedlersdorf, Leopoldau and Strebersdorf - you can find fields and fallow land in addition to old town centers and many new buildings. These are remarkable for their Segetal flora, including the endangered species black cumin and yellow günsel as well as the endangered sparrow's tongue . The Marchfeld Canal runs through the area as a green belt. From a botanical point of view, the extensive railway systems are interesting, as sand poppies and squat dock appear here .


For the history of the former municipality of Floridsdorf, see also: Floridsdorf (Vienna district) . For the history from 1906 to 1958 in relation to today's Donaustadt district and to neighboring communities in Lower Austria, see also: Floridsdorf-Umgebung district

Floridsdorf and its surroundings around 1872 ( recording sheet of the state survey)
Floridsdorf (1912)

Ancient and Middle Ages

The first settlements in this area were already in the Younger Stone Age (approx. 4000 to 2000 BC). Stone axes and pot remains from this time were found and it is assumed that it was hunters who first settled in this area .

In the Leopoldau area , bronze weapons and jewelry were found that indicate settlement. Various objects can be viewed in the district museum today.

Around 500 BC Chr. Were Celts in the area now Floridsdorf, but lost when the Romans came back their influence. For a long time the area was no man's land, a buffer zone between the Romans and the Teutons , and there were repeated fights between the two peoples.

After the end of Roman rule, the Lombards , Avars and Slavs moved to this area. The Avars were later defeated by Charlemagne and so Bavaria moved into the country, only to be driven out again by the Magyars . Around the year 1000 the Babenbergs were reinstated in this area and in 1014 the Floridsdorf district of Jedlesee was first mentioned in a document , then called Outcinesse (Lake of the Uz).

Origin of Floridsdorf

For a long time the Danube could only be crossed by ferries , the first Danube bridge was not built until around 1500. The first wooden bridge (Taborbrücke) was built on the site of today's Floridsdorfer Hauptstraße near the water park , and the Kuhbrückl crossed another small arm of the Danube. There, in 1736, Prager and Brünner Strasse were expanded to become post roads from the manufacturing era of the Austrian Empire. These two important connections to Bohemia and Moravia converge on the Spitz. The office building of the 21st district is located there today. At this fork the new settlement Floridsdorf grew. It is named after the provost Floridus Leeb of Klosterneuburg Monastery , who in 1786 handed over monastery properties to 26 settler families.

Memorial plate

A commemorative plaque in the Vienna Floridsdorf train station shows that the age of the railroad in Austria began on November 23, 1837 with the opening of the first section of the Kaiser Ferdinand Northern Railway between Floridsdorf and Deutsch-Wagram . From 1841, the Nordwestbahn , initially to Stockerau , also contributed to industrialization, and from 1886 also the steam tramway as a forerunner of today's tram. As a result of industrialization , Floridsdorf, which was originally heavily influenced by agriculture, quickly became an industrial city. This is exemplified by the "United Chemical Factories", which were created in 1910 from the merger of two chemical companies (located from around 1894) in Sebastian-Kohl-Gasse and created jobs. The business park was transformed into an event area from the nineties.

The first Viennese regulation of the Danube in the 1870s was essential for this development . It not only tied the Floridsdorf settlement, which was previously only accessible via several non-flood-proof bridges, to the city of Vienna, but also enabled growth by creating new, flood-proof building land. This is clearly shown by a comparison of the situation “1820 - today” on a map assembly by the former curator in the Floridsdorf district museum Johann Orth.

Large community

The Lower Austrian governor Erich von Kielmansegg intensively expanded Vienna in 1890 and wanted Floridsdorf and other places on the left bank of the Danube to be incorporated. The then mayor of Vienna, Johann Prix , opposed it; the city expansion that came into force in 1892 therefore only affected the right bank of the Danube. As a result, Kielmansegg campaigned to enlarge Floridsdorf and received a positive response from the mayors of the affected communities. On May 28, 1894, the unification of Floridsdorf with the villages of Donaufeld, Jedlesee and Neu-Jedlersdorf (the southwestern part of Großjedlersdorf ) to form the larger municipality of Floridsdorf with over 30,000 inhabitants came into force. (In 1885 there were still 20,000 inhabitants, in 1905 36,000 were reached.)

From the middle of the 19th century there were efforts to make Vienna imperial and thus to separate it from the crown land of Austria under the Enns . In this case, Kielmansegg planned Floridsdorf as the capital of Lower Austria.

Incorporation to Vienna

Around the turn of the century, Floridsdorf politicians took part in the lobby for the realization of the Danube-Oder Canal , at the end of which in Vienna they wanted to create a large port in the Old Danube . The mayor of Vienna, Karl Lueger , had previously announced that in this case, steps would have to be taken to unite Floridsdorf with Vienna. (He didn't want a competing port city "on the doorstep".)

Ultimately, however, the initiative came from Floridsdorf itself. The Deutsche Bank had given Lueger a large municipal loan. The Floridsdorfer, however, did not know how to finance their investments. Mayor Anderer therefore wanted to receive financial aid from the City of Vienna in 1902 "also at the price of incorporation". The Vienna City Council and the Lower Austrian Landtag had no objection, but the process was impaled in detail. With the support of the Imperial and Royal Prime Minister Ernest von Koerber , Lueger achieved the breakthrough in 1904. The Floridsdorf member of the state parliament Karl Seitz , 1923–1934 popular mayor in Red Vienna , spoke out against the merger of Floridsdorf with Vienna because he did not want to share the expected prosperity of the industrial city to be enlarged with the whole of Vienna.

The corresponding provincial law was passed on November 12th, 1904 and published on January 10th, 1905, whereby the incorporation of the previous large municipality of Floridsdorf into the city of Vienna came into force. The new 21st district comprised Floridsdorf with the localities Jedlesee , Großjedlersdorf , Donaufeld , Leopoldau , Kagran , Hirschstetten , Stadlau and Aspern . The Floridsdorf town hall, which was built shortly before the incorporation, continued to be used as the municipal district office for the 21st district from January 1, 1906 (until the end of 1905 the district authority of Floridsdorf was still in office).

1909–1911 the Leopoldau gas works was built, which supplied a large part of Vienna with town gas. In 1911 the still independent part of Strebersdorf was incorporated. In 1917, instead of the bus line that went into operation in 1907, tram line 117 was established from the district center to Leopoldau.

First republic

In Red Vienna between the wars, numerous municipal residential buildings (were public housing ) such as the Schlingerhof , later Karl Seitz-Hof -called garden city and the Paul-Speiser-Hof built.

On February 19, 1924, the northeast border between the 2nd and 20th districts on Innstrasse was extended over the Danube to the Old Danube - on this line, as noted in the Vienna State Law, bridges were planned over both bodies of water. The Bruckhaufen, located on the left bank of the Danube north of this line (today the area between the northern workers' beach bandstrasse, Donauturmstrasse and Am Bruckhaufen) now became part of the 21st district.

On the old Danube , which in the uppermost part from 1924 onwards entirely, south of the Bruckhaufen but from the center line of the water northwards to the 21st and southwards to the 2nd district, summer swimming pools and sports facilities spread out (the workers' beach pool , until 1938 in the 2nd . District, was built in 1910). The Stift Klosterneuburg introduced from 1920 Baugründe in Schwarzlackenau available. From 1923 on the tram line 132 was led to Strebersdorf; In the same year the new construction of the Floridsdorfer Bridge , which had been carried out since 1912, was opened. In February 1929 there was a huge ice rush on the Danube at a temperature of −32 ° C. In the same year, the water park in the northernmost part of the Old Danube was completed. In 1933, the transmission system visible throughout Vienna was put into operation on the Bisamberg on the northern city limits , which was blown up in 2010.

During the civil war in 1934, the Floridsdorf Workers' Home and the Schlingerhof were the focal points of the struggle waged by the social democratic Floridsdorfers against the army of the Dollfuss dictatorship . Municipal buildings were occasionally fired at by the armed forces with cannons, in the district there were 71 dead and 182 wounded.

Floridsdorf in Greater Vienna

After Austria was annexed to the German Reich , Jews were discriminated, robbed, expelled and deported to be murdered in Floridsdorf from March 13, 1938, as everywhere in Vienna ; the Floridsdorf synagogue in Freytaggasse was demolished on November 10, 1938 .

On October 15, 1938, the city was enlarged to include Greater Vienna . The new 22nd district , at that time with the center Groß-Enzersdorf , was created, to which u. a. all parts of the previous 21st district east of the Laaer Ostbahn were defeated. The Floridsdorf district lost Stadlau , Hirschstetten , Aspern and Lobau to the 22nd district, but gained Kaisermühlen and the area between the Old Danube and the Danube from about today's Donauturmstrasse southwards (today mainly Donaupark , UNO-City and Donau City ) from 2 District , the Lower Austrian Stammersdorf , which remained with Vienna in 1954, and another ten Lower Austrian municipalities, which then returned to Lower Austria .

In 1940, today's Van Swieten barracks was built on Brünner Strasse. During the Second World War , the Vienna-Floridsdorf satellite camp existed from July 1944 to April 1, 1945 , a satellite camp of the Mauthausen concentration camp , in which over 2,700 concentration camp prisoners were used for forced labor in submarine and aircraft construction as well as in rocket production. From 1944 on, the industrial area was attacked by Allied bomber fleets. On April 15, 1945, the Second World War came to an end for Floridsdorf with the withdrawal of the last SS troops towards Stockerau and the occupation by the Red Army . Previously, the resistance fighters Major were Am Spitz in front of the district office on April 8, Charles Biedermann , Captain Alfred Huth and Lieutenant Rudolf Raschke by an SS - Standgericht hanged on April 13, the Bisamberg channels and on 14 April Floridsdorfer bridge and been blown up. The district was now part of the Soviet sector of Vienna until the summer of 1955 .

After the Second World War

In 1946, the future mayor and federal president Franz Jonas was district chairman of Floridsdorf until 1948. Also in 1946, Vienna and Lower Austria agreed to largely reverse the incorporation into Greater Vienna. In the course of this adjustment, the border between Floridsdorf and today's 22nd district, Donaustadt , was to be shifted from the Laaer Ostbahn to the northwest and connected in terms of location to the border between the 2nd and 20th district. As a result of an objection by the Soviet occupying forces, these changes could only come into force in 1954; then Kagran and Kaisermühlen left the 21st district.

Subsequently, the border to the 22nd district was changed four times . In 1964, the district border in the area of ​​the eastern Aderklaaer Strasse and in the area of ​​the Bruckhaufen in Donaufeld was moved slightly. In 1995 there was a limit adjustment in the area of ​​Zehdengasse and Eipeldauer Straße. The border course to Donaustadt changed over long stretches in 2002 at Oskar-Grissemann-Straße, Josef-Baumann-Gasse, Alter Donau, Drygalskiweg and Wagramer Straße. Traffic areas in particular were affected by these border changes, and Floridsdorf was also slammed the large sports facility in Eipeldauer Strasse. In return, the district lost a larger share of the water surface of the Old Danube to the Danube city.

New buildings

After the war, the city administration in the 21st district again built many community buildings ; the largest construction project from 1966 onwards was the Großfeldsiedlung , bounded in the north by the northern railway and in the south by the historic Leopoldau . It was opened in 2006 by the U1 underground line , before that by the 25 tram line. In 1962, the Wiener Schnellbahn began operating. In 1964 the former north-west railway bridge over the Danube was opened as a motorway-like north bridge , in 1967 a new indoor swimming pool, in 1968 the house of encounter. The construction of the Danube Island and the New Danube began in 1972 and was completed in 1987. 1976–1978 the decrepit Floridsdorfer bridge had to be replaced by a new building. In 1981 the Danube bank motorway was opened along the Hubertusdamm on the Danube . In 1983 a completely new bridge over the Danube, the Brigittenauer Brücke , was completed from the 20th to the 21st district.

In 1990–1996 the new University of Veterinary Medicine was built on the border with the 22nd district . The Marchfeld Canal was opened in 1992 . In 1996 the U6 was extended to Floridsdorf.

A TU project "lidovienna" sends you on an interactive journey of discovery through the "area to the left of the Danube"


Population development
Source: Statistics.at

Population development

The current district area of ​​Floridsdorf comprised only 12,022 inhabitants in 1869 with its villages. Located on the city limits of Vienna, the population grew rapidly and showed very high growth rates up to the First World War. In 1910 Floridsdorf already had 62,154 inhabitants and its population has increased more than fivefold since 1869. Since Floridsdorf had a comparatively low population density compared to other districts even after the First World War, the population continued to increase. Apart from a brief population decline during World War II and afterwards, the district population increased steadily, with growth rates falling significantly from the 1990s.

With the Vienna-wide trend reversal towards stronger growth around the turn of the millennium, the growth rate increased again somewhat. In 2001 there were 128,228 inhabitants, at the beginning of 2015 151,740 people lived in Floridsdorf, making the 21st district home to the third largest population. With 3,408 inhabitants / km², Floridsdorf is in the lower quarter of Vienna's municipal districts in terms of population density.

Population structure

In 2005 there were significantly more children in Floridsdorf, but also a slightly higher number of people over the age of 60 than the average in Vienna. The number of children under 15 years of age was 16.2%, well above that of Vienna as a whole (14.6%). The proportion of the population between 15 and 59 years of age was 61.4% (Vienna: 63.4%), however, well below the average, with the Floridsdorf population showing deficits especially in the age group of people between 20 and 34 years of age. The proportion of people aged 60 or over was 22.5% (Vienna: 22.0%), slightly above the Vienna average. The gender distribution in the 2001 district area was 47.3% men and 52.7% women, the number of the married population with a share of 43.0% compared to 41.2% was above the average for Vienna.

Origin and language

The proportion of foreign residents in the district was 11% in 2006 (Vienna: 19.1%). This was the fourth lowest value in a district of Vienna. As in the entire federal state, the proportion of foreigners shows a growth; in 2001 the proportion was 7.8%. Citizens from Serbia and Montenegro made up the highest proportion of the foreign population in 2005 with around 2.3% of the district population . Another 1.2% were Turkish , 0.9% Polish and 0.6% German citizens. In 2001, a total of 15.4% of the district population was not born in Austria. 3.0% spoke Serbian as the colloquial language , 2.3% Turkish and 1.1% Croatian .


At 53.9%, Floridsdorf has one of the highest proportions of people with Roman Catholic beliefs in Vienna (Vienna: 49.2%). There are 16 Roman Catholic parishes in the municipality, which form the city ​​dean's office 21 . In contrast, the proportion of people with Islamic faith (4.9%) and Orthodox believers (3.0%) were well below the average. The proportion of Protestant residents was 4.4% within the framework of Vienna as a whole. In 2001, 28.9% of the district population did not belong to any religious community, whereby this was the highest figure for a Viennese district. Another 4.9% of the population had given no or a different religion.


Office building Floridsdorf
District Head
Franz Bretschneider ( SDAP ) 1919-1932
Anton Feistl (SDAP) 1932-1934
Franz Koch (SPÖ) 1945-1946
Franz Jonas (SPÖ) 1946-1948
Ernst Theumer (SPÖ) 1948-1959
Rudolf Hitzinger (SPÖ) 1959-1964
Otmar Emerling (SPÖ) 1964-1980
Kurt Landsmann (SPÖ) 1980-1994
Heinz Lehner (SPÖ) 1994-2014
Georg Papai (SPÖ) 2014–

For the mayors of the former independent municipality of Floridsdorf, see: Floridsdorf (Vienna district)

coat of arms

Floridsdorf coat of arms

The coats of arms of the formerly independent municipalities were brought together on the six-part shield:

  • Floridsdorf : The coat of arms in the middle shows a two-handled vase with three red flowers on green stems between eight green leaves on a silver background.
  • Leopoldau : The left, upper coat of arms shows a brown clad right arm, holding five golden ears of wheat, on a blue background.
  • Stammersdorf : The right, upper coat of arms shows a deciduous tree and three conifers on a green meadow, on a silver background.
  • Jedlesee : The left, lower arms is the golden dressed, decorated with strings of pearls and precious stones, winning miraculous image of the Virgin Mary Loretto with the Child Jesus, beseitet of red letters M and L for " M aria L represents oretto" on a silver background.
  • Strebersdorf : The right, lower coat of arms shows a red-roofed, black-opened tower with two round window openings and two red flags with a golden knob on the roof ridge on a green meadow with a blue background.
  • Groß Jedlersdorf : The middle, lower coat of arms shows two crossed tied sacks on a red background.


Some famous people were born here, or at least lived here for a while:


The railway crosses the northern railway bridge (left) and the U6 crosses the Danube between the 20th and 21st districts on the Georg-Danzer-Steg directly next to it.


Modern public transport in Floridsdorf was initially only offered by the Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn , which opened in 1837, and the Nordwestbahn , which opened in 1841 . Each of the two railway lines had its own bridge over the Danube. In 1870 the Laaer Ostbahn and the Marchegger Ostbahn were added, both today in the 22nd district.

The Nordwestbahn turned into its current route before the Jedlersdorf station until 1959; then the north-west station was shut down for passenger traffic and the railway bridge was converted into a north bridge . The north-west railway trains now ran from Vienna Praterstern station like the northern railway trains via Vienna Floridsdorf station . Since 1962, Floridsdorf has been the northern end point of the so-called main line of the Wiener Schnellbahn to Wien Meidling station, which opened that year . For this purpose, the train station (Vienna) Floridsdorf was redesigned.

In addition to this traffic junction, the district has the S-Bahn stations Siemensstraße and Leopoldau on the Nordbahn, and Brünner Straße, Jedlersdorf and Strebersdorf on the Nordwestbahn.

The Floridsdorfer Hochbahn as a loop enables simplified freight train journeys from the Nordwestbahn to the Nordbahn .


The U6 underground line has been running to Vienna Floridsdorf station since 1996 . It crosses the Danube and New Danube , coming from the 20th district , on Georg-Danzer-Steg , the subway bridge built in the southeast at a short distance parallel to the northern railway bridge, the one on the left bank of the New Danube at the subway station New Danube ends.

Since 2006, the U1 underground line , extended northward from Kagran, has been running via the Kagraner Platz and Rennbahnweg stations (22nd district) and the Aderklaaer Straße and Großfeldsiedlung stations in the 21st district to the Leopoldau underground station next to the S -Bahn station.


In 1886, a private operator's steam tramway line from today's Augartenbrücke on the Danube Canal (2nd district) was put into operation to Stammersdorf via Floridsdorf, the forerunner of today's tram line 31 , which has been in service since 1910/11 (previously: 231 to 1978 to Großjedlersdorf, 331 1927–1982 to Stammersdorf).

Tram lines 217 and 317 at Franz-Jonas-Platz (1969)

In Floridsdorf, a branch line across the later district to Kagran (electrified in 1912, line 17 until 1971, line 26 since 1982) and from there to Groß-Enzersdorf (electrified in 1922, until 1970: line 317) was put into operation. The aforementioned lines were purchased by the City of Vienna in 1907.

Line 32 has been running from Floridsdorf to Jedlesee since 1912, and line 132 (like line 31) has been running from Schottenring (Augartenbrücke) to Strebersdorf since 1923. Since the U6 started operating in the 21st district in 1996, until the tram routes in the adjacent 22nd district were changed in 2013 due to the extension of the U2 underground line, line 26 ran from Strebersdorf via Floridsdorf to Kagran and Aspern . Line 26 has been running from Strebersdorf via Floridsdorf and Kagraner Platz on a new line to the Hausfeldstrasse underground station since October 2013 . The route from Floridsdorf via Kagran to Aspern has since been taken over by the re-established tram line 25.

Important buildings

Donaufelder parish church
The Florido Tower , Floridsdorf's tallest building
Floridsdorf Clinic (2017)
Citygate Vienna with a 35-storey and a 27-storey high-rise
  • Residential complex and shopping center
    • Citygate Vienna; built from 2013 to 2015 at Wagramer Strasse 195, corner of Aderklaaer Strasse and Holzmanngasse. It comprises 1,012 residential units, a kindergarten and a retail store with 14,500 m² net sales area for around 50 shops. In the center of the facility is the 35-storey CGL Tower with a height of around 100 meters. This was awarded 9th place at the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2015 .

Culture and sights



The local museum in Mautner-Schlössl

The Floridsdorf Local History Museum was housed in Mautner-Schlössl (Prager Strasse 33) in 1953, rebuilt in 1957 and reopened in 1960. The local history museum, now known as the district museum, focuses on the emergence of the landscape to the left of the Danube, the beginning of steam navigation, the history of the railways and the history of the old towns.

The “Museum for Harnessing and Saddling, Farriery and Veterinary Orthopedics” collected bone preparations, saddles, horse and cattle harnesses. It was closed in 2014. It depicts the development of horse shoeing from the Romans to the present day. Most of the exhibits went to the Lipizzaner Museum AM HELDENBERG. The "1. Wiener Fischereimuseum ”offers its visitors information about fishing through the ages. The exhibition shows rare specimens of native fish species, aquariums, old writings and exhibits, fishing equipment and "fish-eating" animals. In Jedlesee, a memorial for Ludwig van Beethoven was set up in the former estate of Countess Anna-Maria Erdődy .


The choir association Harmonie founded in 1865 (exact name: Floridsdorfer Chorvereinigung "Harmonie 1865") is a mixed choir with an average of 40 members. He regularly appears in public and from time to time goes on trips, for example to Krakow, Rome or Tuscany, where he gives concerts and organizes music services.

The Stammersdorfer male choir (founded in 1890) is the only male choir in the 21st and 22nd district. Currently (as of 2012) the choir consists of around 35 active singers. Two concerts and a foundation fair are fixed points in the association year, but also the participation in various events in Stammersdorf and the surrounding area.

Twin cities

sports clubs


See also


  • Felix Czeike : Viennese district culture guide: XXI. Floridsdorf . Jugend und Volk, Vienna 1979, ISBN 3-7141-6221-6 .
  • Raimund Hinkel , Kurt Landsmann, Robert Vrtala: Floridsdorf from A – Z. The 21st district in 1,000 key words . Brandstätter, Vienna 1997, ISBN 3-85447-724-4 .
  • Kurt Landsmann: Floridsdorf 1945: the end of the war. A contribution to contemporary history. Brandstätter, Vienna 1995, ISBN 3-85447-622-1 .
  • Carola Leitner (Ed.): Floridsdorf: Vienna's 21st district in old photographs. Ueberreuter, Vienna 2006, ISBN 3-8000-7206-8 .
  • Peter Schubert: Art Nouveau & Co: House decorations in Floridsdorf 1880–1930. Mayer, Klosterneuburg 2001, ISBN 3-901025-93-6 .

Web links

Commons : Floridsdorf  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria - Population at the beginning of 2002–2020 by municipalities (area status 01/01/2020)
  2. District council elections 2015
  3. a b c d Wolfgang Adler, Alexander Ch. Mrkvicka (Ed.): The flora of Vienna - yesterday and today. The wild fern and flowering plants in the city of Vienna from the middle of the 19th century to the turn of the millennium , Vienna 2003, p. 71ff, ISBN 978-3-900275-96-9
  4. New topograph map of the KK Haupt and Residenz Stadt Wien Mauer, PN 1783 Vienna and the surrounding area
  5. [1] Board Mount Floridsdorf 1820 to the current situation - by Johann Orth Museum District Floridsdorf
  6. ^ Rudolf Till: Viennese projects and utopias. Jugend und Volk, Vienna 1972, ISBN 3-7141-6202-X , p. 44 ff.
  7. ^ Rudolf Till: Viennese projects and utopias. Jugend und Volk, Vienna 1972, ISBN 3-7141-6202-X , p. 44.
  8. ^ Rudolf Till: Viennese projects and utopias. Jugend und Volk, Vienna 1972, ISBN 3-7141-6202-X , p. 51 f.
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  10. ^ Rudolf Till: Viennese projects and utopias. Jugend und Volk, Vienna 1972, ISBN 3-7141-6202-X , p. 54.
  11. Law of December 28, 1904, State Law and Ordinance Gazette for the Archduchy of Austria under Enns No. 1/1905
  12. ^ Walter Ullmann, Franz Uhlir: Bezirksmuseum Floridsdorf (= Wiener Geschichtsblätter , ed. Association for the History of the City of Vienna, Supplement 2/2005), Vienna 2005, p. 38.
  13. LGBl. No. 22/1924 (= p. 33)
  14. ^ Walter Ullmann, Franz Uhlir: Bezirksmuseum Floridsdorf (= Wiener Geschichtsblätter , ed. Association for the History of the City of Vienna, Supplement 2/2005), Vienna 2005, p. 39.
  15. ^ Ordinance of the Mayor of the City of Vienna on the division of the area of ​​the City of Vienna into districts of October 15, 1938
  16. Law of January 31, 1964 on a minor change in the border between the 21st and 22nd district (LGBl. For Vienna 6/1964), issued on April 9, 1964
  17. Law of July 31, 1964 on a minor change in the border between the 21st and 22nd district (LGBl. For Vienna 23/1964), issued on December 21, 1964
  18. Law on changing the border between the 21st and 22nd district (LGBl. For Vienna 49/1995), issued on June 23, 1995
  19. Law on changing the border between the 21st and 22nd district (LGBl. For Vienna 39/2002), issued on September 18, 2002
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  25. Population update by districts 2004 to 2006 (basis: 2001 census) ( Memento from March 5, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), wien.gv.at
  26. MA 5 Resident Population by Nationality and District 2001-2005 ( Memento from June 17, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  27. U2 extension opened with a big party. Wiener Linien, accessed on October 10, 2013 . on October 5, 2013
  28. ^ Voitl: City Gate residential complex and shopping center ( Memento from April 27, 2015 in the Internet Archive ); Retrieved April 19, 2015
  29. Kleine Zeitung : Renowned award ; Retrieved Nov. 25, 2017
  30. Ursula Draxler: Into the museum! ; University of Vienna, dissertation, 2014
  31. a b Wien.gv.at: Friendship contracts of the Floridsdorf district. Retrieved December 9, 2010.