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The Handelskai from the Reichsbrücke towards the northwest
The Handelskai and the Donauuferbahn , in the background the Millennium Tower

The Handelskai is around 8.5 kilometers long and is one of the longest streets in Vienna . It runs along the right bank of the Danube in the 20th district of Vienna, Brigittenau , and in the 2nd district, Leopoldstadt .


The Handelskai begins at the lock bridge of the Nussdorf weir and lock system in the 20th district, is interrupted by the motorway junction at the north bridge and ends at the junction of Aspernallee in the 2nd district, where it leads directly into the port access road and then into Freudenauer Hafenstrasse passes that ends at the Freudenauer Hafenbrücke towards Simmering . Almost the entire street is part of the B 14 state road running through Vienna and Lower Austria .

For almost its entire length (with the exception of the north of the north bridge, where the railway runs inland from the road), the Danube Bank Railway separates it from the Danube River and a promenade running along the bank. The Handelskai passes under all of Vienna's Danube bridges . The bridges from Handelskai to the historical bridge locations were designed in the manner of a square ( Friedrich-Engels-Platz at Floridsdorfer Brücke , Mexikoplatz at Reichsbrücke ).

Blocks of houses in the usual sense can only be found on the side of the street closer to the center (the train runs on the other); On a city map from around 1900, a total of forty (partly planned) blocks of houses were drawn in, including many factory sites (e.g. several leather factories).

Public transport

From left to right: lanes of the Handelskai, Donauuferbahn with the S45 train leaving the Wien Handelskai station , Promenade am Donaudamm, Danube

(listed in the direction of flow of the Danube)

Until 1945 there was modest passenger traffic with a few stops on the Donauuferbahn, which ran next to the Handelskai and was largely opened in 1876 . Demands made by the opposition in the last 20 years to extend the S45 to the Stadlauer Ostbahnbrücke have not yet been met.

The shipping company Erste Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft has its headquarters ( shipping center ) on the Handelskai near Reichsbrücke and Mexikoplatz. Other shipping companies use passenger from Handelskai made accessible transhipment sites .


Hilton Vienna Danube Hotel , formerly the new municipal warehouse (1913)
Municipal warehouses on Wiener Handelskai, opened in 1876 . Franz Kollarz: Drawing Over Land and Sea (around 1880)

The numbering starts in the northwest. Buildings with odd house numbers are on the other side of the Danube riverbank that accompanies the carriageway, buildings with even house numbers are directly on the street.

  • Total length of the trading quay: Stromhafen
  • No. 94 and 96: Millennium Tower , the second tallest building in Austria
  • No. 130: Former Garvenswerke, built in 1896 by Oskar Laske senior and Viktor Fiala , expanded in 1907 by Friedrich Schön , a listed building
  • No. 210: Municipal housing from the interwar period, built by Hans Glas in 1928 , under monument protection
  • No. 265: Vienna Shipping Center of the DDSG at the Reichsbrücke
  • No. 269: Hilton Vienna Danube Hotel in the former new warehouse . The building was constructed from 1911 and opened on October 6, 1913 in the presence of Railway Minister Forster , among others . 1986–1988, the granary was converted into a hotel (with its own bridge over the Danube riverbank ), initially as Scandic-Crown , later as Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza .
  • No. 286–298 : Residential building and retirement home, built by Harry Glück in 1994 , previously the municipal cold store was located here ( Heinrich Goldemund , 1915)
  • Between No. 302 and 338 / Engerthstraße 267 and 269: Ferry-Dusika-Stadion (Hallenstadion)
  • No. 343: Marina Wien, sports boat harbor and boat captain's school, adjacent to the Donaumarina underground station ; formerly a military swimming pool
  • No. 346: Marina Tower, residential high-rise with the participation of the City of Vienna (groundbreaking autumn 2015)
  • No. 348 / Johann-Böhm-Platz 1: Austrian Federation of Trade Unions (ÖGB headquarters)


The Handelskai was built in the course of the Danube regulation , which was completed in 1875 and straightened the river bed . It was officially named in 1884. The name refers to the warehouses, ship moorings and quays on the Danube bank (some of which still exist today).

According to historical city plans, the name was originally used for the immediate banks of the Danube north and south of the Reichsbrücke, which were converted into quays. Later the name was transferred to the thoroughfare along the Danube riverbank. The quays themselves were given different names, but these are only used by experts and on city maps. The street and the quays are still referred to as the trading quay by the public.

When the Danube flooded, the Handelskai was sometimes flooded, as was the Danube Bank Railway, the last time in 1975. With the second Danube regulation, which ended in 1988, flood protection on the right bank of the Danube was improved so that flooding has not taken place since then.



  • Warehouse of the City of Vienna . Wallishauser, Vienna 1876, 1883, 1884, 1888, 1889, OBV .
  • Eduard Strasser: The warehouse of the city of Vienna, its creation and development. Memorandum on the occasion of the general agricultural and forestry exhibition in Vienna in 1890 . Wallishausser, Vienna 1890, OBV .
  • The new warehouse in Vienna's warehouse on Handelskai . Gerlach and Wiedling, Vienna 1913, OBV .
  • 75 years of warehouses in the city of Vienna . Wiener Lager- und Kühlhaus Aktiengesellschaft (ed.), Vienna 1951, OBV .
  • Alois Brunnthaler: Storage room in a big city. 100 Years of Warehouses in the City of Vienna, published on the occasion of the centenary of the Wiener Städtische Lager- und Kühlhaus Ges.mbH Wiener Städtische Lager- und Kühlhaus Ges.mbH, Vienna 1976, OBV .

Web links

Commons : Handelskai  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Website of the Hilton Vienna Danube Hotel ( Memento of the original from May 14, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed April 26, 2013. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.hilton.de
  2. Municipal newspaper . The opening of the new warehouse. In:  Neue Freie Presse , Morgenblatt, No. 17645/1913, October 7, 1913, p. 9, top right. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / nfp.
  3. ^ Visitors to Vienna instead of grain. Hotel opened in spring '88. Granary at Handelskai is flourishing again . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna April 4, 1987, p. 13 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  4. Message on the Vienna City Administration website from October 2015 ( Memento of the original from February 7, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.wien.gv.at
  5. ^ Vienna, July 14th. Vienna city warehouse. In:  Die Presse , No. 193/1876 (XXIXth year), July 15, 1876, p. 5, center left. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / maintenance / apr.


  1. The view shows the large warehouse at the exhibition site with the steam train, the warehouses on the Danube site and the interior with workers storing grain.
  2. The Vienna warehouse was founded in accordance with the resolution of the municipal council of January 7, 1876; the opening took place on October 23 of the same year. With RGBl. In 64/1889 the Viennese warehouse became a public enterprise. - See: kk Statistische Central-Commission (Hrsg.): Statistical Monthly . XX. Year (1894), ZDB -ID 532113-X . Hölder, Vienna 1894, p. 552, online , and RGBl. 1889/64. In:  Reichsgesetzblatt for the kingdoms and countries represented in the Reichsrath , year 1889, pp. 213–222. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / rgb.
    A warehouse of comparable size had been built by the kk priv. Wiener Handelsbank for the trade in goods and goods as early as 1868/69. It was not on the main stream, but on the (later) Danube Canal at today's Schüttelstrasse ( Am Schüttel 13 ) corner of Franzensbrückenstrasse and went into operation on February 15, 1869. (See: (Annonce :) KK priv. Wiener Handelsbank for the trade in products and goods (...). In:  Wiener Zeitung , No. 37/1869, February 16, 1869, p. 521. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / wrz). A subsequent expansion that became necessary in the same year was created at Franzensbrückenstraße 17 . (See: Stephan Sedlaczek et al. (Ed.): The warehouses of the First Austrian Stock Corporation for Public Warehouses. In:  Statistisches Jahrbuch der Stadt Wien , Volume 1894, No. (XII. Volume), p. 458, below (online at ANNO ) . Template: ANNO / Maintenance / sjwand (Annonce :) KK priv. Wiener Handelsbank for the product and goods traffic (…). In:  Wiener Zeitung , No. 146/1872, June 28, 1872, p. 1378. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / wrz).
    On June 1, 1871, a siding to the Vienna connecting railway was released for both houses . (See: Vienna, May 20. (…) Wiener Handelsbank. In:  Die Presse , No. 140/1871 (XXIV. Volume), May 21, 1871, p. 6, top right. (Online at ANNO ) Template: ANNO / maintenance / apr. )

Coordinates: 48 ° 13 ′ 55 ″  N , 16 ° 23 ′ 49 ″  E