List of street names in Vienna / Leopoldstadt

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List of streets, alleys and squares of today's 2nd  Viennese district Leopoldstadt .

Characteristic street names in Leopoldstadt

In Leopoldstadt as well as in Brigittenau, the roads near the Danube are named in connection with this or the Danube regulation. In the former Northern Railway quarter, today Volkert quarter and Allied quarter , names were given preference with respect to the Northern Railway.

  • The following traffic areas were named after tributaries of the Danube:
Ennsgasse, Erlafstrasse, Innstrasse, Ybbsstrasse; also in the 20th district of Kampstrasse, Leithastrasse, Pielachstrasse, Salzachstrasse and Traisengasse. Wachaustraße and, in the 20th district, Donaueschingenstraße and Pöchlarnstraße also belong in this area.
  • The following traffic areas were named after people associated with the Danube regulation:
Engerthstraße, Wehlistraße, Pasettistraße, only in the 20th district: Gasteigergasse, Wexstraße
At the coal chutes, Krakauer Strasse, Lembergstrasse, Rabensburger Strasse. The Rothschildplatz (financiers of railway construction) as well as the Eva-Popper-Weg and the Fanny-Mintz-Gasse, which represent people who were deported via the northern railway, also belong in this environment. The Nordbahnstrasse was already named at the time of the old north station.

A special feature of Leopoldstadt are the names given by Konrad Ley (1801–1881). The district chairman 1862–1874 had the habit of naming newly created traffic areas after the first names of his relatives. The results are Helenengasse, Herminengasse, Josefinengasse, Konradgasse and (possibly) Hedwiggasse. Leystraße was later named after himself.

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At Afrikanergasse 2 (left) / Praterstraße 51 (right) the street branches off from the street.
The street "Amgrün Prater", which was only built in 2016/17
  • Adambergergasse , named after the actress Antonie Adamberger (1790–1867) in 1894 ; she made her debut at the Burgtheater in 1807 and was immediately engaged as a court actress. She especially shone in naive roles and became the darling of the Viennese audience. She was praised by contemporaries "for her beauty, her talent and her moral purity". Adamberger was married to the theater poet Theodor Körner from 1812 to 1813 , and from 1817 to the archaeologist Joseph von Arneth , see Arnethgasse in the 16th district of Ottakring . The street was previously called Theresiengasse and did not exist around 1830.
  • Afrikanergasse , named indirectly in 1862 after the North African state of Morocco . In 1783 an embassy from Morocco arrived in Vienna, which negotiated a trade, peace and friendship treaty with Emperor Joseph II . The visit of the delegation was the high point of social life in Vienna in 1783 and was reflected in street names, pub signs and contemporary representations. The street was therefore originally called Moroccan Lane . In 1862 it was renamed Afrikanergasse to remove the double name with Moroccan Lane in the 3rd district . Referring to this alley, the Kleine and the Große Mohrengasse, the district was unofficially called the African Quarter in the 2010s.
  • Alexander-Poch-Platz , named in 1970 after the clergyman Alexander Poch (1904–1966), pastor of the Leopoldskirche (1938–1966). He stood out particularly during the Nazi era for his rejection of the regime. Due to his willingness to help the persecuted and the endangered, he was known and valued far beyond his parish. Poch put u. a. issued false baptismal certificates to save Jews. See also Arnezhoferstraße . The square is the forecourt of the Leopold Church, inaugurated in 1671, between Großer and Kleiner Pfarrgasse; the breakthrough to this came after 1912 and before 1925.
  • Alliiertenstrasse , named in 1909 after Austria's allies during the Congress of Vienna . In 1814, Emperor Franz I received his allies, Tsar Alexander of Russia and King Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia , who were scheduled to arrive at the same time for the Congress of Vienna, Am Tabor , at the end of the street to Prague towards the city center, with a large retinue and went with them through the Jägerzeile (today Praterstrasse) into the city. (The house at Praterstrasse 33, built in 1896/1897, was named To the Three Allies in memory of this and is now known as the Alliiertenhof .) Until 1909, the Alliiertenstrasse was a part of the Prager Reichsstrasse that was separated from the rest of the course by the Danube regulation and the construction of the north station ; see also Alliedviertel and Prager Strasse in the 21st district of Floridsdorf .
  • Aloisgasse , named in 1858 after the entrepreneur Alois Miesbach (1791–1857); he was one of the most important industrialists in Austria. He built up a building materials group that - continued by his nephew Heinrich Drasche - developed into today's global Wienerberger group. Miesbach ran his company as an old-style patriarch . He felt responsible for his workers and donated part of his income to social institutions (hospital, childcare facilities) and foundations. He recruited his workers mostly from Bohemia and Moravia ( Ziegelböhm ). He bought land in Leopoldstadt and built numerous apartment buildings from 1850 onwards. The Miesbach street is also named after him.
  • Am Augartenspitz , named in 2014. The corner of Obere Augartenstrasse / Castellezgasse has been popularly called "Augartenspitz" since 2006 and has now been officially registered. The traffic area is an approx. 45 m long section of the sidewalk in front of Obere Augartenstrasse 1E, the MuTh . The area in front of Castellezgasse is not one of them. Since - as a novelty in Vienna - only the sidewalk and not the street has been renamed, the addresses have not changed.
  • Am Auwald , named in 2016 after the Prater's Au landscape . A riparian forest is a natural plant community along a stream or river (here the Danube ) that is strongly influenced by floods and high groundwater levels . A damp wetland area only exists in the Prater to the southeast of the pleasure house . The traffic area is located in the quarter two development area at the Krieau trotting track .
  • At the green Prater , named in 2016 after the Prater , a spacious area of ​​around 6  km² in Leopoldstadt. The oldest mention of the Prater can be found in a document from 1162, in which Emperor Friedrich I. Barbarossa properties between the Schwechat and the Danube near Mannswörth are called Pratum (Latin for "meadow") (" quod dictur Pratum ") Noble named Conrad de Prato (" Cuonradus, qui dictur de Prato ") gave. The de Prato family later called themselves Prater. The traffic area is located in the quarter two development area at the Krieau trotting track .
  • Am Tabor , not officially before 1830, officially named in 1890 after the name of a Tabor , a defensive system that was built in the 15th century elsewhere (near Gaußplatz in the 20th district) to defend against the Hussites , which is also a toll station on the bridge over the unregulated Danube acted. The name was transferred in 1698 to the new Tabor built here with the same function (the Mauthaus Am Tabor 2, corner Taborstrasse 80, still exists; around 1830 the Imperial and Royal Mauthaus was located in another building directly on today's Alliiertenstrasse ). In 2008 and 2013, Am Tabor street was extended by four blocks to Ernst-Melchior-Gasse in the Nordbahnhof urban development area . See also Taborstrasse and Volkertviertel .
  • On the coal chutes , named in 2008 after the former coal conveyor systems in the area of ​​the north station . The Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn procured their coal for the station and a. from the Ostrava district. At the Nordbahnhof there were coal yards and coal slides between or on the track embankments after the Second World War, from where households were supplied with coal for heating via coal dealers. The alley is in the Nordbahnviertel .
  • Anitta-Müller-Cohen-Platz , named in 2018 after the social worker , politician and journalist Anitta Müller-Cohen (born Rosenzweig, 1890–1962); During the First World War she was involved in the expansion of social welfare in Vienna. In 1929 she was elected one of the vice-presidents of the World Federation of Jewish Women . In 1935 she emigrated to Palestine with her family. During and after World War II , it focused its activities on new immigrants, particularly refugees from Austria. The square is located at the junction of the Straße der Wiener Wirtschaft (until 2018 Walcherstraße) from Lassallestraße near the Praterstern . The place was called 2018-2019 Müller-Cohen-Platz .
  • Anton-Schmid-Promenade , named in 2002 after the plumber and business owner Anton Schmid (1900–1942). During the Second World War he was a sergeant in a "sprinkling collection point". After the occupation of Wilna by the Wehrmacht (1941), Anton Schmid employed and protected around 100 Jews, brought around 300 to safety and helped to build up the Jewish resistance movement in occupied Poland . He was arrested and shot in 1942. The Anton-Schmid-Hof apartment complex in Brigittenau is also named after him. The promenade is a walkway on the Danube Canal along the Brigittenauer Lände and leads downriver from the Friedensbrücke in the 20th district.
  • Arnezhoferstraße , named in 1906 after the clergyman Johann Ignaz Arnezhofer († 1679); from 1671 to 1679 he was the first pastor of the Leopold Church, built on the foundations of the former synagogue ; see also Alexander-Poch-Platz . The street was named at the instigation of the anti-Semitic mayor Karl Lueger . The claim that Arnezhofer organized the expulsion of Jews from the Unterer Werd ghetto on behalf of Emperor Leopold I as Commissioner for the Order of Israelite Affairs in 1670 was described as most likely false in a report by the Vienna City and State Archives in 2006 , although at the street naming in 1906 it was referred to. Arnezhoferstraße connects Venediger Au and Wolfgang-Schmälzl-Gasse; it was previously part of Erlafstrasse .
  • Aspernallee , named in 1907 after the formerly independent municipality of Aspern . The street was laid out as one of six avenues from the Lusthaus in Vienna's Prater, first mentioned in 1560, at the end of the main avenue , and aims at the village of Aspern on the other side of the Danube. See also Belvedereallee . The road ends at the southeast end of the Handelskai or at the beginning of the port access road on the Danube. The name was already popularly in use before, sometimes as Aspernalleestrasse . See also Aspernstrasse in the 22nd district of Donaustadt .
  • Aspernbrückengasse , named after the Aspernbrücke in 1909 . It was built from 1863–1864 as a chain bridge at the expense of the city ​​expansion fund by the engineers Johann Fillunger and Friedrich Schnirch as an extension of the newly built ring road into Leopoldstadt. It was named in 1864 after the site of the Battle of Aspern in 1809 or its centenary. The bridge was replaced in 1913 and rebuilt again in 1949–1951. The street was called Schmidgasse until 1862 , then from 1862–1864 Untere Fischergasse and 1864–1909 Asperngasse .
The exhibition street at the subway station Messe-Prater


  • Belvedereallee , popularly before 1825, officially named in 1912. The avenue, which (as one of six) was laid out from the Lusthaus in Vienna's Prater, first mentioned in 1560, at the end of the main avenue , aims at Belvedere Palace on a hill on the other side of the Danube Canal . See also Aspernallee . "Belvedere" (from Italian bel vedere , "beautiful view") is a term in architectural history for a building that is designed to allow a beautiful and wide view. The name of the avenue was in use before 1825.
  • Blumauergasse , named in 1874 after the writer Aloys Blumauer (1755–1798); he worked as a bookseller, book censor, journalist and writer. Between 1781 and 1794 he edited the Vienna Muses Almanac together with Joseph Franz Ratschky ; see Ratschkygasse in the 12th district, Meidling . Blumauer was a supporter of the Enlightenment and the reforms of Emperor Joseph II and a well-known polemicist , satirist and parodist . His main work was the enlightenment travesty Virgils Aeneid, travested (1782), in which he stood up against the secular power of the church and for its renewal. The Glockengasse – Taborstrasse section was laid out in 1894 according to Czeike .
  • Böcklinstraße , named in 1919 after the Swiss painter , draftsman , graphic artist and sculptor Arnold Böcklin (1827–1901); he was one of the main exponents of symbolism , which broke with the dominant academic painting and predominant naturalism of the second half of the 19th century. His most important works include the five variants of the villa by the sea , the self-portrait with fiddling death (1872) and the five variants of the island of the dead (1880–1886). The street that belongs to the Pratercottage was previously called Valeriestraße from 1876-1919 after Archduchess Marie Valerie , daughter of the ruling couple Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth (after whose family the crossing Wittelsbachstraße is named). The listed sculpture studios of the Academy of Fine Arts are located at Böcklinstraße 1 .
  • Brandgasse , named in 1876 after the landscape painter , draftsman , etcher and copper engraver Johann Christian Brand (1722–1795), chamber painter (from 1766), professor at the Imperial and Royal Court Academy (from 1772). His art forms the transition from the baroque to the landscape concept of the 19th century; he is considered the father of Austrian landscape painting of his century. Brand created numerous interesting views of the Vienna Prater .
  • Brigittenauer Lände , named in 1868 after the bank of the Danube Canal in Brigittenau, which is suitable for mooring ships . A Lände or Schiffslände is a stretch of shore on a navigable body of water that is easily accessible on the water and on the landside. In contrast to a port, there is no structural demarcation to the waterway. At the time, the Danube ships sailing downstream docked at the Brigittenauer Lände. Brigittenau was largely built on new territory gained by the regulation of the Danube in Vienna , and in 1900 it was separated from Leopoldstadt as the 20th district. It was named after St. Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373). The street was previously called Alleegasse or Donaustraße . The land extends only a short distance from the north into today's 2nd district and is accompanied here on the embankment by the Anton-Schmid-Promenade .
  • Bruno-Marek-Allee , named in 2009 after the politician and Mayor of Vienna Bruno Marek (1900–1991), Director of the Vienna Trade Fair (from 1945), district chairman of the SPÖ Mariahilf , President of the Vienna State Parliament (from 1949). From 1965 to 1970 he was mayor of Vienna. During his term of office, the decision was made about the construction of the Vienna subway , the construction of the UN City and the construction of the New Danube with the Danube Island . His predecessor as mayor was Franz Jonas (see Franz-Jonas-Platz in the 21st district of Floridsdorf ), his successor was Felix Slavik (see Felix-Slavik-Straße in Floridsdorf). The Bruno-Marek-Hof in the 6th district of Mariahilf is also named after him. The avenue, still unfinished in 2019 in the northern part, is located in the Nordbahnviertel urban development area .


The Calafattiplatz in the Wiener Wurstelprater
Elementary school on Czerninplatz
  • Calafattiplatz , incorrectly spelled in 1963 after the magician , showman and innkeeper Basilio Calafati (1800–1878); From 1820 he appeared as a magician in the Wurstelprater and from 1834 owned several rides here . In 1840 he set up a ring game with wooden horses, in the middle of which there was a nine-meter-high figure of an Asian from 1854. This figure was first popularly called "Great Chinese" and later " Calafati "; along with the ferris wheel and the Watschenmann, it is one of the landmarks of the Wurstelprater. Basilio Calafati also opened a restaurant in 1846 and later a billiards room in the Prater. The square was previously called 1. Rondeau .
  • Castellezgasse , named in 1876 after the physician Anton Castellez (1779–1837), professor at the Josephinum (from 1804). He opened a medical practice in Leopoldstadt in Körnergasse 7 (then Magazingasse ), where he helped poor people if need be without pay and was therefore highly regarded.
  • Chrastekgasse , named in 2002 after the electrician Eduard Chrastek (1913–1988); he was a member of the illegal socialists in the corporate state dictatorship and was temporarily arrested. From 1954 to 1978 he was district councilor for the SPÖ Leopoldstadt.
  • Csardastraße , named in 1910 after the “Magyar Csarda” entertainment venue in the Prater . The restaurant existed on this street from 1873 to 1909 and had specialized in what is known as "Gypsy music". The csárdás (from Hungarian csárda : tavern, village tavern) describes a music and a traditional dance form of Hungary and the Hungarian-speaking population of neighboring countries.
  • Czerningasse , since 1813 next to the (then descending) old name, officially named in 1882 after the chief court official Johann Rudolf Czernin von und zu Chudenitz (1757–1845); as colonel chamberlain (from 1823) he was entrusted with the management of the imperial court collections and was also responsible for the kk Hof-Burgtheater . He started collecting around 1800 and twenty years later owned the monarchy's most important private art collection; In 1813 he bought z. B. “ The Art of Painting ”, a painting by Johannes Vermeer . From 1823 to 1827 Czernin was president of the Imperial and Royal Court Academy . The green area around the later lane was in Czernin's possession and was parceled out from 1795–1813. According to Czeike, the alley was identified as Schabdenrüsselgasse from 1790 to 1845 , according to a former house sign at No. 4. From 1813 it was also called Czerningasse ( exclusively so on the Vasquez map around 1830). It was interrupted in the eastern part by a private garden until 1886, beyond which it was called Adelengasse until Franzensbrückenstraße . The widening at the junction of Fruchtgasse (newly laid out in 1862) and Lichtenauergasse (since before 1830) was officially named Czerninplatz in 1882 ; this interrupts the house numbering of the alley. The confluence of the alley into Praterstrasse has been Nestroyplatz since 1932 .
  • Czerninplatz , named after Johann Rudolf Czernin von und zu Chudenitz in 1882 ; see Czerningasse . The square and alley were laid out in 1813 on the former garden plot of the Czernin family von und zu Chudenitz . The Czernin garden palace was located here at No. 4/5 .


Darwingasse street sign


Municipal housing on Elderschplatz
  • Eberlgasse , named in 1888 after the timber merchant Karl Eberl (1820–1887); from 1868 he was a member of the Leopoldstadt district committee, from 1871 a member of the local school council and 1875–1887 a member of the Vienna municipal council . Eberl belonged to the "middle party" and was chairman of the timber merchants' committee.
  • Eduard-Lang-Weg , named in 1997 after the entrepreneur Eduard Lang (1912–1995); From 1952, the trained goldsmith bought numerous rides in the Wurstelprater , was successful with them and ultimately owned 11 businesses. From 1980 until his death in 1995 he was chairman of the Association of Prater Entrepreneurs; he was popularly referred to as "the last king of the Vienna Prater". The path that accompanies the route of the Liliputbahn for a part forms the southern boundary between the Wurstelprater and the green Prater.
  • Elderschplatz , named in 1933 after the politician Matthias Eldersch (1869–1931); 1901–1911 he was a member of the Reichsrat , 1911 Reichskommissar for the health insurance funds and 1919–1920 a member of the Constituent National Assembly . In 1919/1920 he was State Secretary (= Minister) for the Interior and Education in the Renner III state government, and from 1919–1923 a member of the Vienna City Council . From 1920 until his death Eldersch was a member of the National Council ( SDAP ), 1930/1931 also President of the National Council . The 1930/1931 built public housing Elderschhof on Elderschplatz 1-2 was in 1933 also named after him. The square was called 1897-1933 Santa-Lucia-Platz (after Santa Lucia near Verona, where Field Marshal Radetzky fought against the Piedmontese in 1848); 1937–1947 it was called Vierundachtzigerplatz (after the Lower Austrian kuk infantry regiment No. 84 Freiherr von Bolfras , whose soldiers were mostly Viennese and whose 1st battalion was stationed in the neighboring Archduke Albrecht barracks ); from 1947 it was called Elderschplatz again .
  • Elsa-Bienenfeld-Weg , named in 2019 after the music historian and music critic Elsa Bienenfeld (1877–1942); in 1904 she was the first woman to do her doctorate at the Institute for Musicology at the University of Vienna. She taught at adult education centers and at Urania in Vienna .
  • Engerthstrasse , named in 1886 after the architect and engineer Wilhelm von Engerth (1814–1884), director of the Staats-Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft (from 1855). He became known as the developer of the Engerth locomotive designed for the Semmering Railway , the first practical mountain locomotive . Engerth was one of the most ardent supporters of the Viennese Danube regulation : The long street named after him, parallel to the Danube in the 20th and 2nd districts on the right bank, was created through this. In 1873 he invented the floating gate near what would later become the Nussdorf barrier , through which the Danube Canal was protected from ice rams and floods .
  • Ennsgasse , named after the Enns , a southern tributary of the Danube , in the Stuwerviertel , which was newly laid out after the Danube regulation , in 1891 . At 254 km it is the longest inland river in Austria and in the lower reaches it forms the border between the federal states of Upper Austria and Lower Austria , once officially Austria above the Enns and Austria below the Enns . The name of the river and the town of the same name, Enns, goes back to the Roman place name Anisa , which in turn has Celtic roots.
  • Erlafstraße , named in 1889 and 1905 after the Erlauf , a southern tributary of the Danube in Lower Austria and partly in Styria . The current name of the river arose from the earlier form of the name Erlaf . In Roman times the river was called Arelape , like a Roman naval base on the Danube. The Erlauf is about 70 km long and flows into the Danube at Pöchlarn . The spelling of the street was 1889-1905 Erlaufstraße . Until 1906, today's Arnezhoferstraße was part of Erlafstraße.
  • Ernst-Melchior-Gasse , named in 2001 after the football player Ernst Melchior (1920–1978); the right winger was considered one of the most successful and popular players of the early Austrian post-war period. He came to Vienna Austria in 1946 , scored 122 goals in 158 championship games for Austria, who became Austrian champions three times with him. In 1953 he went to France, played for FC Rouen and FC Nantes and from 1959 worked as a coach for several European clubs. The alley was created when the north side of Lassallestrasse was being built, which was the first step towards the new use of the Nordbahnhof area . In 2008, in the project stage, it was extended to the north until the planned extension of Schweidlgasse .
  • Ernst-Renz-Gasse , named in 1993 after the German artist and circus director Ernst Renz (1815–1892); In 1842 he founded a traveling circus, settled in Berlin in 1846 and named his company " Circus Renz " from 1850 onwards . His company became the most famous circus in Europe and owned permanent circus buildings in Berlin, Vienna, Hamburg and Breslau . The Vienna Circus Renz was opened in 1854 in the Große Fuhrmanns-Gasse (since 1862: Zirkusgasse) and renovated from 1883–1884. It was badly damaged by a bombing raid in November 1944 and demolished in 1957. The residential complex built in its place is called Renzhof ; the newly created alley opposite is in the immediate vicinity of the former circus location. See also Zirkusgasse .
  • Eva-Popper-Weg , named after Eva Popper (1942–1943) in 2019; the toddler was deported from the Nordbahnhof to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and died there. The planned traffic route in the northern part of the Nordbahnviertel appeared in city maps from 2011 to 2019 as Eva-Popper-Gasse. The reason for the renaming is a change in the development concept: in the area of ​​the planned path a “city wilderness” will extend.


  • Fanny-Mintz-Gasse , named in 2008 after the doctor Fanny Mintz (1892–1944); In 1943 she was deported from the Nordbahnhof to the Theresienstadt concentration camp , from there to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944 and has been missing since then. The alley is located on the Nordbahnhof area .
  • Ferdinandstrasse , named in 1840 (originally Ferdinand s Strasse) after Emperor Ferdinand I ; from 1835 to 1848 he was Emperor of Austria and King of Bohemia . He was seen as weak in making decisions and as a monarch partially incapable of acting. In the course of 1848 the perplexed emperor “used up” no fewer than six prime ministers . As a result, on the advice of his family, he abdicated in favor of his nephew Franz Joseph . The Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn (today: Nordbahn ) was named after him in 1837, as was the Ferdinandsbrücke (today: Schwedenbrücke ) in 1819 and the Kaiser-Ferdinand-Infanteriekaserne in 1841 (later: Heumarktkaserne , demolished in 1910). The street was formerly called An der Holzstätte ; around 1830 this reached as far as the Danube Canal , as the south side was largely undeveloped .
  • Feuerbachstrasse , named in 1899 after the German painter Anselm Feuerbach (1829–1880); he came to Vienna in 1872 and became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts . The main theme of his painting was the longing for ideality as he saw it in a transfigured antiquity . Feuerbach's pictures are of solemn majesty and show idealistic, majestic figures with strict gestures. His pictures were considered outdated at times because he too obviously emulated the great Renaissance models Raphael and Titian .
  • Fischergasse , officially named in 1864 to commemorate the fact that fishermen were the first residents of the Lower Werd , which later became Leopoldstadt. (“Werd” or “Wörth” is Middle High German for river island.) A large part of the Lower Werd was alluvial forest, which was crossed by many branches of the Danube , the course of which could change significantly due to floods. The alley appeared in Lehmann as a Fischergasse as early as 1859; From 1862–1864 it was called Obere Fischergasse , while the neighboring Aspernbrückengasse was called Untere Fischergasse during this period .
  • Floßgasse , named in 1862 after the wooden rafts that moored here on a land on the northern bank of the Danube (today: Danube Canal ). The street was called on the Vasquez plan around 1830 and in Lehmann in 1859 Kleine Schiffgasse ; it runs parallel to the Große Schiffgasse .
  • Förstergasse , named in 1886 after the architect Ludwig Förster (1797–1863); he founded the “ Allgemeine Bauzeitung ” in 1836 and was professor at the Vienna Academy from 1842–1845 . From 1839 he was a freelance architect, and the young Otto Wagner worked in his studio . From 1846 to 1852 Förster worked with his son-in-law Theophil von Hansen and participated in the planning of the Vienna Ringstrasse . 1854–1858 he built the Leopoldstadt Temple, which was destroyed in 1938 .
  • Fortunagasse , not officially named path in the Wurstelprater . The Fortuna , a more than three meters high female figure, the center was one Ringel game that lay along the road from May 1 It was modernized before the great Prater fire, after which the owner offered the Fortuna and other parts of the Ringelspiel to the Prater historian Hans Pemmer ; see the Hans-Pemmer-Weg . Pemmer kept the Fortuna in his apartment until the Prater Museum was built . In 1966 a copy of the figure was placed in the Wurstelprater.
  • Franzensbrückenstraße , 1845 as a lane, 1875 as a street named after the Franzensbrücke over the Danube Canal . After a wooden previous building from 1782, the bridge was built 1801-1803 as a Weißgerberbrücke (named after the suburb of Weißgerber ). In 1825 the bridge was already registered as Franzensbrücke on a city map , in 1848 it was officially named after Emperor Franz II , King of the House of Habsburg-Lothringen and last Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire , from 1804 to 1835 as Franz I Emperor of Austria . Before the bridge was finally named, the street was called Franzallee or Franzensallee until 1845 (on the Vasquez city ​​map around 1830 Franzens-Allee-Brücken-Gasse ) after the Roman-German Emperor Franz I Stephan of Lothringen , co-regent and husband in the Habsburg Monarchy from Maria Theresa ; see Lothringerstraße in the 1st, 3rd and 4th district. See also Fugbachgasse .
  • Franz-Hochedlinger-Gasse , named in 1919 after the businessman Franz Hochedlinger (1833–1917), member of the Vienna City Council (1877–1880) and house owner; he donated one of his houses to the community of Vienna for charitable purposes. The lane was previously (like the Floßgasse named in 1862 ) part of the Kleine Schiffgasse , which in 1830 did not exist in the section Untere Augartenstrasse – Schiffamtsgasse.
  • Freudenauer Hafenstrasse , named in 1894 after the Freudenau winter harbor on the Danube. The port was built in 1899–1902; Even before completion, ships took shelter here during the winter months, including five ship mills and a Viennese power bath. In 1925 there was a landing pad for swimmer and flying boats here in the winter harbor , which was used by the ÖLAG and the Hungarian airline Aero-Express. Before 1927 and 1945–1958, the road accompanying the Danube on the right bank, an extension of the Handelskai –Hafenzufahrtsstraße, was a dead end; Since 1958, the Freudenauer Hafenbrücke in the southeast has connected the road across the harbor and Danube Canal with the Simmering district of Kaiserebersdorf . See also port access road , Handelskai and Seitenhafenstrasse .
  • Freudplatz , named in 2014 after the neurologist , depth psychologist , cultural theorist and religious critic Sigmund Freud (actually Sigismund Schlomo Freud , 1856–1939) and his daughter, the psychoanalyst Anna Freud (1895–1982). Sigmund Freud is considered the founder of psychoanalysis and one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century; his theories and methods are controversial to this day. Anna Freud lived in Great Britain from 1938 and was mainly concerned with child analysis. The square is the northeastern extension of the Straße des Erste Mai in the Prater and was previously part of the Messestraße. In addition to the street-shaped square, the new building of the Sigmund Freud Private University was built on the westernmost section of the area of ​​the 1873 World Exhibition and later the exhibition grounds .
  • Friedensgasse , named in 1876 after a peace festival or peace congress in the Prater . The naming is unclear. Possibly it refers to the fact that the world exhibition of 1873 was described by politicians as a "peace festival that unites people ".
  • Friedrich-Hillegeist-Straße , named after the trade unionist Friedrich Hillegeist (1895–1973) in 1980 ; 1945–1963 he was chairman of the union of private employees (GPA) and chairman of the salaried insurance company , 1959–1962 vice-president of the ÖGB , and president of the main association of social insurance institutions . 1945–1962 he was a member of the National Council (SPÖ) and 1961–1962 Second President of the National Council . The very short street was previously called 1911–1980 after Franz Schalich (1845–1910), Northern Railway Secretary and City Council 1908–1910, Schalichgasse . The unified pension insurance company, which emerged from the merger of the employee pension insurance managed by Hillegeist and the institution responsible for workers, has its seat here.
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm-Raiffeisen-Platz , named in 1997 after the German civil servant and social reformer Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818–1888). Due to economic problems of the rural population, he founded a loan association in 1862, from which the Raiffeisen organization developed. "Raiffeisen" is today the brand or name part of more than 330,000 companies worldwide. The Austrian Raiffeisen Association was founded in 1898 and includes a. the Raiffeisen cooperatives and the Raiffeisen Zentralbank . With over 50,000 employees, the Raiffeisen Group is Austria's largest private employer. The square (actually the junction of Hollandstrasse and Obere Donaustrasse) was named on the initiative of the Raiffeisen Association; its head office is located in the “Raiffeisen-Haus”.
  • Fruchtgasse , newly laid out in 1862, but entered on the Vasquez city ​​map as an unnamed connection between today's Czerninplatz and the banks of the Danube Canal around 1830 ; after a magazine for fruit and grain, which the Viennese magistrate built here after a bad harvest in 1804 and which existed until 1849 (see Körnergasse , as well as Czerningasse and Czerninplatz ).
  • Fugbachgasse , named in 1862 after the former Fugbach im Unteren Werd (today: Leopoldstadt). The Fugbach was a small, narrow arm of the Danube, which from the arm called " Fahnenstangenwasser " (ships delivering wood landed at places marked with flags; on today's Nordbahnhof area ) ran over the area of ​​today's Praterstern and flowed into the Danube Canal around today's connecting railway bridge . Since the stream cut off the Prater from Leopoldstadt , Emperor Joseph II had it filled in around 1775 when he removed the bars around the Prater and had the area accessible at night. The area along the former stream bed was now called Am Fugbach . The Franzensallee (today: Franzensbrückenstraße ; see this) was finally built on part of the leveled area . The Fugbachgasse is reminiscent of the brook, but does not correspond to its course in the part northeast of the Praterstern.


  • Gabelsbergergasse , named in 1886 after the German civil servant and stenographer Franz Xaver Gabelsberger (1789–1849); With his Gabelsberger shorthand he was the inventor of an italic (graphic) shorthand system and thus a forerunner of the German unified shorthand used today . Gabelsberger became the first parliamentary stenographer in the Bavarian state parliament. His shorthand was by far the most successful shorthand system in Germany and Austria; the number of systematic stenographers was estimated around 1900 at around four million citizens.
  • Gabor-Steiner-Weg , named in 1987 after the entrepreneur and theater director Gabor Steiner (1858–1944). From 1894 he leased the Kaiserwiese at the beginning of the Vienna Prater and built the Venice amusement park there in Vienna , which opened in 1895. In 1896 he leased the adjacent property and had the ferris wheel built by English engineers . In 1897 he became director of Danzers Orpheum and 1909–1912 he was director of the Ronacher establishment . The footpath connects the Praterstern on the northern edge of the Kaiserwiese with the Riesenradplatz, designed as an entrance to the Wurstelprater .
  • Gärtnerstraße , leads in the Prater south of the Lusthaus as an access to gardening businesses and riding stables near the Freudenau horse racing track from Rennbahnstraße to the cable bridge over the Danube Canal ; not officially named, but found on the city map as early as 1925, today also on the electronic city map of the Vienna city administration. Until 1969, the northern part of the street was accompanied by the tracks of tram line 80, which had its terminus at the pleasure house; In the middle part of the street the tracks of the service line 181 branching off from the 80s to the Freudenau race course crossed until then.
  • Gaußplatz , named in 1919 after the German mathematician , astronomer , geodesist and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauß (1777–1855). Among other things, it is named after him: the Gaussian error integral , the Gaussian law in electrostatics, the Gaussian Easter formula for calculating the Easter date, the Gaussian normal distribution , the Gaussian numbers , an extension of the whole numbers to the complex numbers, the Gaussian gravitational constant , and many more. The square at the northwest corner of the Augarten was originally called Alter Tabor (after the fortifications and bridge tolls that were moved to today's Am Tabor street in the 2nd district in 1698 ) and Mathildenplatz (after Archduchess Mathilde, 1849-1867, who died in a clothes fire) from 1868-1919 Daughter of Archduke Albrecht of Austria-Teschen ). Of the properties bordering the square, only numbers 1, 2, 3 and 14 belong to the 2nd district, all others and the square itself belong to the 20th district.
  • Gilmagasse , named in 2002 after Ferdinand Gilma (1905–1990), a very little known sports and education official. According to the street directory of the city administration, he organized cinema and television evenings with his wife Hedwig from 1948 to 1985. The short connection from Wehlistraße to Handelskai was uninhabited for a long time (residents around 1925: margarine, stearin and candle factory) and was not named until 2002.
  • Glockengasse , named (date unknown, around 1830 on the Vasquez city ​​map) after the bell foundry of Franz Josef Scheichel , which was located in this alley (today's no. 10) from around 1724 to 1850. Sheichel poured u. a. 1772 the bells in the northern Heidenturm and the "Primglöcklein" of St. Stephen's Cathedral as well as bells for the pilgrimage church Maria Taferl and the church of Mailberg .
  • Gredlerstraße , named in 1897 after the lawyer and politician Andreas von Gredler (1802–1870) from the Tyrolean Zillertal ; From 1835 to 1865 he worked as court and court advocate and bill notary in Vienna. In the revolutionary year of 1848 he was elected to the Frankfurt National Assembly for the constituency of Tyrol and Vorarlberg . In 1848/1849 he was a member of the constituent Reichstag in the Austrian Empire . From 1850 he sat on the board of directors of the Austrian Creditanstalt and was raised to the nobility in 1869 .
  • Grosse Mohrengasse , named in 1862 after the house sign “Zum Grosse Mohren” on No. 36. The term Mohr is a German term used since the Middle Ages for people with dark skin , for example historically in relation to Moors , or later more generally for black Africans . Originally it referred to in Middle High German (in the form mōr or mōre ) a Moor. The term Maure itself comes from the Greek μαῦρος, which means something like "black, dark, dark-skinned, dark-haired". The street was previously called Große Hafnergasse or Mohrengasse . Here is an entrance to the hospital of the Brothers of Mercy, which has existed since 1614 and extends to Taborstrasse . See also the shorter, parallel Kleine Mohrengasse .
  • Große Pfarrgasse , named after the Leopold's Church in 1770 . The parish church is consecrated to Saint Leopold and was built on the foundation walls of the synagogue, which was torn down in 1670 after the expulsion of the Jews from the Lower Werd on behalf of Leopold I (origin of the name Leopoldstadt). The first pastor was the emphatically anti-Semitic Johann Ignaz Arnezhofer. In the course of the second Turkish siege in 1683, the Leopold Church burned down completely and was rebuilt in 1723. See also Alexander-Poch-Platz , Arnezhoferstraße and Kleine Pfarrgasse . The street was called in the Jewish ghetto 1625–1670 Obere Gasse and after its abolition 1670–1770 Obere Kirchengasse .
  • Große Schiffgasse , named (date unknown, around 1830 on the Vasquez city ​​map) after the former house sign “To the big golden ship” on No. 5, which referred to the imperial ship office (see Schiffamtsgasse at the northern end of the street) and to Danube boatmen's inns and hostels on the Danube Canal (southern end of the alley). The synagogue called Schiffschul stood at No. 8–10 from 1864–1938 ; In addition to the property, which has been empty since then, there is a synagogue at No. 8, which was established after 1945 and is again called Schiffschul. The Kleine Schiffgasse , which was partially parallel around 1830, is now called Franz-Hochedlinger-Gasse and Floßgasse .
The Vienna Crime Museum in the Große Sperlgasse
  • Große Sperlgasse , named in 1862 after the Zum Sperl dance hall , which was opened in 1807 by the landlord Johann Georg Scherzer; see also Scherzergasse . It was named after the previous owner since 1701, Johann Georg Sperlbauer, who ran the "Zum Sperlbauer" inn here in the 18th century. The place was very popular; Johann Strauss' father dedicated Sperl's Festwalzer (op 30) to the bar in 1830 , the Sperl Gallop (op 42) in 1831 and the Sperl Polka (op 133) in 1839 . In 1857 the establishment was sold and degenerated into a meeting place for the demi-world. It was demolished in 1873; A grammar school was built on the plot of the adjoining Kleine Sperlgasse (today at a different location: Sigmund Freud grammar school ). The street was called 1625–1670 Hauptgasse , then from 1670 Große Gasse and later until 1862 Herrengasse . The Vienna Crime Museum is located at number 24 , combined with the Museum of the Vienna State Police Directorate.
  • Große Stadtgutgasse , around 1830 (with the western end at Taborstraße ; today one block longer) on the Vasquez city ​​map, officially confirmed in 1885, named after the former Stadtgut in Unteren Werd (today: Leopoldstadt). In the 14th century, Duke Wilhelm , son of Duke Leopold III. , bought several islands between the arms of the Danube and then gave them to his chamberlain Lorenz. He sold it to the City of Vienna in 1396. The Stadtgut was built into a part of the Prater and from 1684 partly with houses and gardens. The remaining part became an amusement area with swings, bowling alleys and other amusements. See also Kleine Stadtgutgasse .
  • Grünlandgasse , named in 2002 after the allotment garden “Grünland”. The plant, which despite its name at the foot of the flyover across the Prater out, opened here in 1970 Southeast tangent is, consists of 188 plots, was established in the 1,983th The lane runs, partly between this allotment garden and the motorway, from the Prater-Hauptallee , where it borders on meadows and woods, to the Handelskai on the Danube.


The Handelskai, seen upstream from the Reichsbrücke
  • Haasgasse , named in 1885 after the businessman Simon Anton Haas (1810–1879), director of the First Austrian Spar-Casse founded in 1819 in Leopoldstadt . From 1874–1878 he was district chairman of the 2nd district and from 1872–1879 a member of the Vienna City Council .
  • Harbor access road , named in 1912 after the Freudenau harbor , to which the road leads along the Danube on the right bank. The traffic route, part of the state road B14 according to road construction law , continues the Handelskai and is in turn continued from the Freudenauer Hafenstrasse , which runs directly through the port area. The port was built in 1899–1902. Even before this, ships sought protection in a former arm of the Danube during the winter months, so that the port is also known as the winter port .
  • Hafnergasse to 1830 as Small Hafnergasse (only one block) on the Vasquez maps Hello, officially registered, named after the former market for 1862 pottery and Hafner , held after the lifting of the ghetto here 1,671th In southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the occupational title Hafner refers to the oven- making trade and also refers to potters who manufacture oven tiles . The former Grosse Hafnergasse was renamed Grosse Mohrengasse in 1862 .
  • Haidgasse , officially named in 1862 after an undeveloped community area that originally served as pasture. In its origins, the Old High German Heide (also Haide or Heyde ) simply referred to "undeveloped land". This name was transferred to the common meadows, which were used by all farmers in the community. That part of Haidgasse that runs between Leopoldsgasse and Großer Sperlgasse was already called that around 1830, the extension to Taborstrasse was then called Badgasse . Around 1625 the street in the ghetto was called Mittlere Gasse . In Werd at today's western end of the street across from the Karmelitermarkt , which is bounded by it in the north, it was called An der Haid around 1830 .
  • Halmgasse , named in 1876 after the poet , novelist and playwright Friedrich Halm (actually Eligius Franz Joseph Freiherr von Münch-Bellinghausen , 1806–1871); he is considered a literary representative of the so-called Makart period . In 1845 he took over the first custodian position at the Imperial and Royal Court Library with the title of Hofrat ; From 1869 to 1871 he was general director of the two Viennese court theaters. As a playwright, succeeding Franz Grillparzer, he is one of the most popular playwrights of his time. He was even more successful than this in the theater and was also based on the "Spanish drama".
  • Hammer-Purgstall-Gasse , named in 1894 after the diplomat and orientalist Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall (1774–1856), interpreter and legation secretary in Istanbul (from 1799), court interpreter at the court chancellery in Vienna (from 1807). He became known as a translator of oriental literature; He is considered the founder of scientific Ottoman studies and an Austrian pioneer of oriental studies . He campaigned for the establishment of the Academy of Sciences and was its first president from 1847–1849. The street was previously called Antonsgasse from 1842 (after the church of St. Anton of Padua on the Karmelitermarkt , which no longer exists today and which was torn down at the same time as the penal house); this name went to Antonie von Radich geb. Lilienbrunn († 1859) and Therese von Lilienbrunn back, two sisters who, in 1841, had their land here parceled out and two streets laid out; the neighboring Lilienbrunngasse also goes back to it.
The former granary at Handelskai 269 ​​is now a hotel
  • Handelskai , named in 1884 after the quay - an embankment fortified by walls - on the right bank of the Danube . The Handelskai (formerly Handelsquai ) was built from 1875 after the Vienna Danube regulation from the then northern tip of the Danube Island above the northwest railway bridge downstream parallel to the Danube river and named after the merchant shipping facilities there. It was gradually extended: in 1892 to Innstrasse (from 1900: district border 2nd / 20th district) and in 1907 to Aspernallee (from house number 454). From there, its continuation along the Danube is the Hafenzufahrtsstraße or Freudenauer Hafenstraße to the southern end of the Leopoldstadt Danube Island. With a length of around 8.5 kilometers, it is one of the longest streets in Vienna.
  • Hans-Kraus-Weg , named in 1997 after the elementary school teacher and puppeteer Hans Kraus (1923–1995); In 1949 he founded the Vienna Urania Puppet Theater together with his wife Marianne Kraus († 1999) and directed it until his death in 1995. Hans Kraus always played grandfather Petz in the puppet theater . In 1949 the venue was initially an open-air stage in the Gänsehäufel lido , and in 1950 a hall in the Urania was adapted. The puppet theater with the characters Kasperl and Petzi has also been on ORF television since 1957 ; it is the world's oldest children's television program. The path is in the Wurstelprater .
  • Hans-Pemmer-Weg , named in 1997 after the teacher and local researcher Hans Pemmer (1886–1972); He wrote hundreds of publications on the subject of local history , including books on the Viennese cemeteries and the Prater . The Sankt Marxer Friedhof owes its preservation and continuation as a park to the efforts of Hans Pemmer. He was a co-founder of several district museums and from 1949 head of the district museum Landstrasse . In 1964 the Pratermuseum , which he founded, opened next to the planetarium on which this path is at the entrance to the Wurstelprater .
  • Harkortstrasse , named in 1898 after the German hardware manufacturer Johann Caspar Harkort V. (1785–1877), member of the Harkort steel dynasty . Under his leadership, the Duisburg company built the rotunda designed by Carl von Hasenauer on the occasion of the 1873 World's Fair ; see also Rotundenallee and Rotundenplatz . Harkort and his company had previously built the Ostbahnbrücke over the Danube Canal in 1870 . In 1905 the street was extended to the Reichsbrücke; In 1906 part of it was renamed Molkereistraße .
The main avenue near the Praterstern
  • Hauptallee , 1837 (popularly already earlier) named after its function as the main connection through the Prater . The avenue that is 4.4 km long today(4.8 kmuntil the Praterstern was converted) leads from the Praterstern to the pleasure house . It was created in 1538 as a long walk through felling in the alluvial forest to create a connection between the Palais Augarten and the imperial hunting area in the Prater. With today's Heinestrasse it was therefore recorded as adeadstraight avenue from Augarten to Jäger-Haus on the Vasquez city ​​maparound 1830.
  • Haussteinstrasse , named in 1899 in memory of the demolition of a Danube island in Upper Austria . At St. Nikola an der Donau there was a Danube island on which the Hausstein ruins stood and which posed a danger to Danube shipping. After the steamer Kaiser Franz Joseph had an accident in 1854, the Danube was regulated here from 1856–1858 and the island (“Haussteinfelsen”) and its ruins were blown up. The demolition made such an impression that a street in Vienna was named after the event. The stone chapel in St. Nikola is reminiscent of the former castle.
  • Hedwiggasse , named in 1865 after a person named Hedwig, whose identity is unknown. Perhaps it is a relative or acquaintance of the District Administrator Konrad Ley.
  • Heinestrasse , named in 1919 after the German poet , writer and journalist Heinrich Heine (1797–1856); he is considered the “last poet of Romanticism ” and at the same time as its conqueror. He made everyday language capable of poetry , elevated the feature section and travelogue to an art form and gave German literature previously unknown, elegant lightness. As a critical, politically engaged journalist, essayist , satirist and polemicist , Heine was both admired and feared. The street was formerly called Augarten-Allee (Praterplan 1825), Augarten-Alleestraße , Schavel-Allee and Kaiser-Joseph-Straße ; 1938–1945 it was called Schönererstrasse (after Georg von Schönerer ). With its extension beyond the Praterstern, the main avenue , the street forms a dead straight historical connection from the Augarten to the Lusthaus or to the neighboring Jägerhaus in the lower Prater.
  • Helenengasse , named in 1865 after a relative of the district chairman Konrad Ley.
  • Herminengasse , named in 1868 after a relative of the District Administrator Konrad Ley.
  • Hillerstraße , 1896 (in the Stuwerviertel, which was newly built after the Danube regulation ) named after the officer Johann von Hiller (1754-1819), major general (from 1794), field marshal lieutenant (from 1805). He proved himself particularly in the Fifth Coalition War in 1809, where he led the right wing in the Battle of Aspern and was able to assert himself against the French troops. He was then promoted to Feldzeugmeister (that was the highest rank after the Field Marshal). Hiller was called a " Radetzky of his time" because he was not only militarily successful, but, like him, was also particularly popular with the soldiers because of his care for the troops. The Hiller barracks in Linz Ebelsberg is also named after him.
  • Hochstettergasse , named in 1884 after the geologist , naturalist and explorer Ferdinand von Hochstetter (1829–1884). He took part in the Novara expedition in 1857 . In 1860 he was appointed professor of geology and mineralogy at the Vienna Technical University and from 1876 he headed the Natural History Court Museum as director (the current building of the museum has been under construction since 1872; it was only opened in 1889). During this time he repeatedly undertook extensive journeys in the interests of science. Several geographical places and animals are named after Hochstetter : the Hochstetter Peak in New Zealand , the Hochstetter Fjord in Greenland , the bird Porphyrio hochstetteri , the Hochstetter frog and the mushroom Entoloma hochstetteri .
  • Hofenedergasse , supposedly named in 1862 after the fishmonger Karl Hofeneder (1814–1885), co-founder of the DDSG , who is said to have built the first house in this street. However, since the alley was already fully built in around 1830 and is entered on the " Vasquez " map, this name given in the literature is not plausible. Furthermore, the DDSG was founded in 1829 when Karl Hofeneder was only 15 years old. The alley is probably named after another person named Hofeneder, who can no longer be identified with any certainty. Possibly it is the fishmonger Anton Hofeneder, who saved a woman from drowning on March 13, 1812 in Leopoldstadt. In terms of age, Karl Hofeneder's father, Anton Joseph Hofeneder (1783–1847), salt merchant, is a possible co-founder of DDSG.
  • Hollandstrasse , named in 1919 as thanks for the fact that Holland (actually: the Netherlands ) had provided humanitarian aid to the city of Vienna in the years 1918–1923 after the First World War . The street, originally a narrow row of houses, was called Große Ankergasse around 1830 (after the house sign “Zum Großer Anker” on No. 6), the one parallel to the east was called Kleine Ankergasse (after the house sign “Zum kleine Anker” on No. 8-10) . After this row of houses was demolished, the street got its current width. Afterwards it was called Stephaniestraße from 1883-1919 (after Crown Princess Stephanie ).
  • Holubstrasse , named in 1902 after the doctor and Africa explorer Emil Holub (1847–1902); he went to South Africa in 1872 , where he settled as a doctor in Kimberley . From 1875 he made several research trips through Africa. Holub explored South Africa as well as today's Zimbabwe and provided important documents for the ethnology of these areas in his publications . When he returned to Europe, he carried more than 80 boxes with ethnographic, botanical, zoological and geological objects. He gave these more than 30,000 objects to 200 different institutions. Holub then lived in Leopoldstadt in an apartment in the rotunda , where he also died.
  • Holzhausergasse , named after Ignaz Holzhauser (1758–1810) in 1872; He was local judge of Leopoldstadt 1786-1810 and earned services during the French occupation of Vienna in 1805 and 1809. See also Römisches Bad (Vienna) .
  • Humbert-Spitzer-Platz , named in 2009 after the functionary Humbert Spitzer (1923-2004); he was severely hard of hearing at birth and eventually became completely deaf. In 1945 he became a member of the Vienna Deaf and Mute Welfare Association , from 1959 he was its chairman. He was a co-founder of the home for the deaf and dumb in Kleine Pfarrgasse, obtained a driver's license for the deaf and achieved the lifting of the ban on sign language in schools for the deaf. The square is a vacant lot with the address Taborstraße 40, at the corner of Blumauergasse. The Kleine Pfarrgasse branches off opposite the Taborstrasse.


  • Ilgplatz , named in 1899 after the art historian Albert Ilg (1847–1896), from 1873 curator of the Museum of Art and Industry in Vienna, from 1876 curator of the imperial collections (from 1891: Kunsthistorisches Museum ) and director there from 1884. His main work is the first monograph on Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach . At the same time he was the promoter of neo-baroque as the Austrian “national style”. The interior of the Art History Museum and the sculptural decorations in the New Castle were designed according to his specifications . See also Stuwerviertel .
  • Im Werd , named in 1894 in memory of the name of the Leopoldstadt Danube Island as Unterer Werd (“Werd” or “Wörth” is Middle High German for river island). The beginning of the settlement can be dated to the time around 1300. A bridge to Unteren Werd at the Rotenturmtor is mentioned in 1368 . In the 15th century, the city of Vienna acquired property and farms here; the settlement arose in the wetland that previously served mainly as pastureland. After the abolition of the Jewish ghetto in 1670 and the expulsion of the Jews, the Untere Werd was given the name Leopoldstadt (after Emperor Leopold I ). The street used to be called (e.g. Vasquez plan around 1830) Auf der Haid (see also Haidgasse ); At that time there was a prison labor house east of the alley . Since 1910 the alley has formed the western edge of the Carmelite market .
  • Innstrasse , named in 1890 after the Inn , a right, 517 km long tributary of the Danube in Graubünden , Tyrol and Bavaria , in its lower reaches the border between Germany and Austria. The name Inn is derived from the Celtic words en and enios , which freely translated means water . The first written mention from the years 105 to 109 reads: ripam Aeni fluminis, quod Raetos Noricosque interfluit (the bank of the river Inn, which flows between the Raetians and the Norikers ). From the Dresdner Straße to the Handelskai on the Danube, the southern house front of the Innstraße (= even house numbers) has been the border between the 2nd and 20th district since 1900. The district boundary represents the northern boundary of the northern station area under construction ; three traffic routes that previously flowed from the north into Innstrasse will be extended to the south into this area.


  • Jakov-Lind-Straße , named in 2009 after the Viennese-born writer, radio play author , film director and painter Jakov Lind (1927–2007). He survived the Nazi era as a “submarine”, emigrated to Palestine in 1945 and initially made his way there as a casual worker; from 1954 he lived in London . Lind subsequently wrote several books, often of an autobiographical nature, in which he a. a. describes his experiences in Israel . The street runs along the southern edge of Rudolf Bednar Park in the Nordbahnviertel urban development area and was named before it was completed.
  • Jantschweg , named in 1963 after the actor and theater manager Heinrich Jantsch (1845–1899); From 1866 he worked as an actor and theater director in several European cities. In 1898 he took over the Fürst-Theater in the Wurstelprater , named after his predecessor Johann Fürst , which soon became known as the Jantsch-Theater . Initially specialized in cheerful theater plays, it developed into a house where socio-political critical theater productions also found their place. In 1927 the theater was converted into a comedy cinema; As the last remaining Prater cinema, it burned down in 1981. The path is in the Wurstelprater; see also Johann-Fürst-Platz .
  • Johann-Böhm-Platz , named in 2009 after the trade unionist and politician Johann Böhm (1886–1959), member of the Vienna City Council (1927–1934), member of the National Council (1930–1934, SPÖ ). In 1945 he was one of the founders of the Austrian Federation of Trade Unions and was its president from 1945 to 1959. Böhm was one of the main initiators of the “ social partnership ”. Since 2010, the headquarters of the ÖGB (“Catamaran”) has been the only address at this place.
  • Johannes-von-Gott-Platz , named in 2000 after the Spanish clergyman Johannes von Gott (actually João Ciudad Duarte , 1495–1550); in 1539 he founded a hospital in Granada . As a successor to him, the Order of the Brothers of Mercy was established in 1571 , which today is active in care and welfare in 53 countries. The Vienna Hospital of the Barmherzigen Brüder , the oldest hospital in Vienna, was founded in 1614. It has been located on Taborstrasse and Grosse Mohrengasse since then, at the intersection of which with Schmelzgasse the square and the newer hospital entrance exist.
  • Johann-Fürst-Platz , named in 1940 after the popular singer, actor and theater director Johann Fürst (1825–1882). He took over the Schreyersche Affentheater in Wurstelprater and re-founded it in 1862 as the Fürst-Theater ; it soon became one of the most popular popular theaters in Vienna. Fürst also made a name for himself as an author of couplets, folk plays and antics. He also directed the theater in der Josefstadt from 1865–1866 and 1871–1877 . The Prince Theater was founded in 1898 to Jantsch Theater (see Jantschweg ) 1927 comedy movie , and burned in 1981. The square, today a passage from the exhibition street to the Riesenradplatz, is almost exactly where the front of the theater stood.
  • Josef-Fritsch-Weg , named in 1997 after Josef Fritsch (1912–1993); As a long-time chairman of the football club FS Elektra Vienna , he made himself a. a. earned for the modernization of the sports facilities. The club was founded in 1921 by employees of the Engerthstrasse power plant in Leopoldstadt and today plays in the Vienna Oberliga B, the fifth highest division in Austria. After the old sports facility in Engerthstrasse had to give way to a residential complex, FS Elektra moved in 1980 to the new KSV Wienstrom sports facility near the Ernst Happel Stadium , where the previously unnamed path that was still used for a tram loop in the 1980s is located .
  • Josef-Gall-Gasse , named in 1908 after the journalist Josef Gall (1820–1898). In addition to his work as a civil servant ("Staatshauptkassier") he wrote from 1852 as a political journalist for several daily newspapers. He founded Korrespondenz Gall in 1861 and the Wiener Communalblatt in 1875 ; From this media emerged the town hall correspondence in 1900 , which has been the official intelligence service of the Vienna city administration since 1922. See also Pratercottage .
  • Josefinengasse , named in 1862 after Josefa Ley (1816–1901), wife of the district administrator Konrad Ley (1801–1881). Ley originally named the street (laid out after 1830) Mariengasse after his daughter Marie Kunigunde Ley in 1860 ; However, because the name was identical to Mariengasse in the 1st district (today: Ertlgasse ), he had to rename it after his wife.
  • Joseph-Roth-Gasse , named in 2001 after the writer and journalist Joseph Roth (1894–1939). His early work deals with the traumatic experiences of the officers returning from the war ; in his journalistic work he initially represented social democratic positions. His successes in the 1920s and his later fame are based on the mythical portrayal of the Habsburg monarchy shortly before its fall ( Radetzkymarsch , 1932). The newly created lane leads in the urban expansion area of ​​the Nordbahnhof area across from the Venediger Au from Lassallestrasse to the later planned Bruno-Marek-Allee .
  • Judith-Deutsch-Steg , named after the athlete Judith Deutsch (1918–2004) in 2014 ; For a long time in the 1930s she was the Austrian record holder for all short, medium and long distances in swimming . In 1935 she was voted Austrian Sportswoman of the Year. In 1936 she refused to take part in the Olympic Games , was banned for life as a result and emigrated to Palestine that same year . Footbridge over Handelskai as an extension of Holubstrasse.
  • Jungstraße , named in 1905 after the entrepreneur Karl Jung (1848–1905), manufacturer of ovens based in Leopoldstadt; 1902–1905 he was a member of the Vienna City Council . The street lies on the southern edge of the urban reserve garden , which was relocated in 1957 and on the area of ​​which buildings were erected in green spaces, in the middle of the Stuwerviertel .


The Schweizerhaus on the Strasse des Erste Mai. Karl-Kolarik-Weg runs behind the building on the right.
The Karmelitermarkt: not a traffic area, but a market area.
Karmeliterplatz; then left in front: Kleine Sperlgasse; back left: Karmelitergasse; right back: Schmelzgasse
  • Kafkastraße , named in 1956 after the German writer Franz Kafka (1883–1924) from Prague who died near Vienna ; In addition to three novels or fragments of novels ( The Trial , The Castle and The Lost One ), his main work consists of numerous short stories. Most of Kafka's works were only published after his death and against his declared will by Max Brod , a close friend and fellow writer (see Max-Brod-Gasse in the 17th district, Hernals ). Since then, they have been part of the undisputed canon of world literature with diverse, lasting effects. The street bordered by the Erzherzog-Wilhelm-Kaserne since 1896 (until 2005) and to this day by the Archduke-Albrecht-Kaserne, which was renamed in 1991, was previously called Josef-Christ-Gasse since 1906 after a war with the military Maria-Theresien -Order Excellent Officer.
  • Kaiserallee , named in 1884 after Emperor Franz Joseph I (1830–1916) from the House of Habsburg-Lothringen . From 1848 until his death in 1916 he was Emperor of Austria , King of Bohemia etc. and Apostolic King of Hungary . With a reign of 68 years, he sat on the Austrian throne longer than any Habsburg or Habsburg-Lothringer before him. The Franz-Josefs-Kai in the 1st district, Innere Stadt , and the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Straße in the 23rd district, Liesing , are also named after him, as is the Franz-Josefs-Bahn , which leaves Vienna . Until 1937, the avenue led directly to the south portal of the Rotunda (today: Rotundenplatz ), later to the main portal of the exhibition grounds , and since 2013 to the new building for the Vienna University of Economics and Business .
  • Kanalwächterhausweg , officially named path in 1998, largely along the Danube Canal , from the gasworks footbridge to Gärtnerstraße . The name was already customary in the area. The canal watchman's house, already on the city map in 1925, is about 150 m above the Ostbahnbrücke on the Danube Canal. In 1976 the route appeared on the city map as an extension of Schüttelstrasse , from which it is separated by the Prater motorway junction that was created in the 1970s. The route corresponds to the route of tram lines 80 and 181 used until 1969 and on the Danube Canal a section of the eastern motorway towards the city center, on the northern edge of which the path runs.
  • Karl-Kolarik-Weg , named after the innkeeper Karl Kolarik (1901–1993) in 1996. The trained butcher and selcher took over the already popular Swiss house in the Wurstelprater in 1920 and expanded it further. Since 1926 he has been importing Budweiser beer for Kolarik & Buben GesmbH . The restaurant with the highest turnover in Austria today offers space for 2,400 guests, 650 of them indoors and around 1,700 in the 3,200 square meter outdoor dining area. The path is on the side of the restaurant.
  • Karmelitergasse , named in 1905 after the church and the former monastery of the Carmelites in Leopoldstadt. The order of the Carmelites was founded around the year 1150 in the Carmel Mountains in Palestine . The members of the female religious branch founded in the second half of the 15th century are called Carmelites . At the western end of the alley is the Karmelitermarkt , at the eastern end between Karmeliterplatz and Taborstraße the 1620-1624 built as part of a monastery Carmelite Church . The street was previously called (e.g. Vasquez Plan around 1830) Josephsgasse after St Joseph , patron saint of the Carmelite Church, and led to the west of the church in Kleine Sperlgasse (this part of the street has belonged to Karmeliterplatz since 1905 ); The Karmeliterkloster stood in the way of the straight continuation of Karmelitergasse to Taborstrasse. When it was demolished in 1904–1906, the street was moved to the north side of the church. See also Karmeliterhofgasse in the 15th district of Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus .
  • Karmelitermarkt , market law designation for the area that does not form a traffic area, has been incorporated into the electronic city map of the Vienna city administration (the original official designation Markt Im Werd has not caught on). The market is bounded (clockwise) by Haidgasse, Leopoldsgasse, Krummbaumgasse and “Im Werd” (with their house numbers) and has booth numbers, but no house numbers. The name of the market refers to the Carmelite Church in front of or next to which the market was held until 1910. The first market huts at today's location were built in 1893; In 1910 the whole market was relocated here. The market was named after the Karmeliterviertel , it should notbe confusedwith the Karmeliterplatz .
  • Karmeliterplatz , named in 1905 after the church and the former monastery of the Carmelites ; see Karmelitergasse . As the forecourt of the Carmelite Church , it is bordered by Taborstrasse ; Kleine Sperlgasse, previously leading to Taborstrasse, opens into the square. Until 1905, most of today's square was part of Karmelitergasse, which at that time led to Kleine Sperlgasse next to the church ; The Karmeliterkloster stood in the way of the straight continuation of Karmelitergasse to Taborstrasse. When it was demolished, the street was moved to the north side of the church and the square was named.
  • Klanggasse , first mentioned in Lehmann in 1877 , confirmed in 1954, after Dominik Klang (1806–1859); he was from 1847-1859 local judge in Leopoldstadt. It is the continuation of Heinestrasse (avenue with side lanes!) One block to the northwest, from Taborstrasse to Castellezgasse. With the north-west adjoining green strip, previously included in the alley, named Lili-Grün-Platz in 2008 , the street reaches the Augarten wall . On city maps from 1912 and 1925, the alley largely consisted of a green area or ice skating and tennis courts as a break from the crossing Castellezgasse. On the city map around 1960, the alley appears fully passable.
  • Klaschkaweg ; unofficial name for a path in the allotment garden "water meadow". The complex was created in 1916 under Emperor Franz Joseph I for economic reasons. The reasons provided were therefore only allowed to be used by the settlers to grow food, especially vegetables and potatoes, to plant fruit trees and to keep small animals. This function of the garden was also in the foreground in the war and post-war years of the Second World War .
  • Kleine Mohrengasse , named in 1876 after the former sign “Kleiner Mohr” at No. 5; see Grosse Mohrengasse . The street was previously called Kleine Fuhrmanngasse .
  • Kleine Pfarrgasse , named after Leopold's Church in 1770 ; see Große Pfarrgasse . The street was previously called Rauchfangkehrergasse .
event in the Sperlsaal
  • Kleine Sperlgasse , named in 1862 after the Zum Sperl dance hall ; see also Große Sperlgasse . Before that (before 1830) the street was called Sperlgasse .
  • Kleine Stadtgutgasse , mentioned in the first Lehmann edition in 1859 ; Officially confirmed in 1885; after the former Stadtgut im Unteren Werd (today: Leopoldstadt ). See also Roman bath . The Große Stadtgutgasse is much older; it was already visible on the city map around 1830.
  • Komödiengasse , named in 1797 after the Leopoldstädter Theater with its side facade at today's address Praterstrasse  31, which was founded in 1781 by Karl von Marinelli ; see Marinelligasse . From 1821 Ferdinand Raimund staged here as a director, 1828-1830 he headed the theater; see Raimundgasse . In 1838 Carl Carl bought the theater, had it rebuilt and opened it as the Carltheater in 1847 . Many pieces from the Alt-Wiener Volkstheater by Johann Nestroy were premiered here; Nestroy was also director of the theater from 1854 to 1860; see Nestroygasse and Nestroyplatz . In 1944 the house was destroyed. A set depot for the theater was located in Komödiengasse. The street was previously called the Schauspielgasse .
  • Konradgasse , named in 1854 after Konrad Ley, the son of the same name of the district chairman Konrad Ley (1801–1881).
  • Körnergasse , named in 1862 after a warehouse for fruit and grain, which the Viennese magistrate built here after a bad harvest in 1804 and which existed until 1849; see also Fruchtgasse . "Korn" (plural grains ) was a common name for grain . The street was previously called Magazingasse .
  • Krafftgasse , named in 1885 after the German painter Johann Peter Krafft (1780–1856), member (from 1813) and professor (from 1823) at the Vienna Academy . From 1828 he was director of the imperial picture gallery and castle captain of the Belvedere Palace . Krafft was a leading history and portrait painter of the classical style in Vienna, but later also had an influence on the development of the genre painting of the Viennese Biedermeier . During and after the coalition wars , he created important historical pictures with patriotic and patriotic content for the imperial family .
  • Krakauer Straße , named in 2008 after the Polish city of Krakow on the upper Vistula , around 250 km south of the state capital Warsaw . The name refers to the fact that the northern railway (formerly: Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn ) has been connecting Vienna with Krakow from the former northern station since 1848, which was part of the Austrian crown land of Galicia until 1918 . The street is the northern limit of the Rudolf Bednar Park in the Nordbahnviertel .
  • Krammerweg not officially named after the civil servant Josef Otto Krammer (* 1880); The Ministerialrat, member of the Catholic German Lawyers Association, was chairman of the Austrian Association of Allotment Gardeners, Settlers and Small Animal Breeders in the corporate state dictatorship from 1934 . The path is located in the "Wasserwiese" allotment garden; see Klaschkaweg .
  • Kratky-Baschik-Weg , named in 1963 after the magician and showman Anton Kratky-Baschik (1821–1889). After tours in England and America, during which he originally specialized in ghost shows , he came to Vienna in 1862 and opened his first permanent magic theater in 1864 on the Stuwer'schen Feuerwerkswiese (see Stuwerviertel ), at that time still part of the Wurstelprater . In winter he gave magic soirees in the Dianasaal (where Johann Strauss' Danube Waltz was premiered in 1867 ). In 1873 he built his “Theater for Magic” in the Prater for the Vienna World Exhibition , which, with almost 1,000 seats, was one of the largest magic theaters in the world. Heimito von Doderer published the story Another Kratky-Baschik in 1956 . The path is in the Wurstelprater.
  • Krieaupromenade , named in 2016 after the Krieau district in Leopoldstadt, part of the Prater . The name is possibly derived from Kriegsau : From the middle of the 16th century there was a dispute between Klosterneuburg Abbey and the City of Vienna for almost seven decades until the Krieau was awarded to Vienna in 1618. The traffic area is located in the quarter two development area at the Krieau trotting track .
  • Krummbaumgasse , named before 1830 or 1862 after the former house sign "Zum krummen Baum" at number 18. The street was called Krongasse around 1800 and Krumme Baumgasse from before 1830 to 1862 . Since 1910 it has formed the southern boundary of the Karmelitermarkt that has been moved there .
  • Kurzbauergasse , newly laid out and named after the painter Eduard Kurzbauer (1840–1879) in 1889 . The painter, who was little appreciated in his time, was occasionally mentioned , at least because of the coloring of his works. However, as a genre painter , he combined a clear view of the characteristics of people and situations with a deep understanding of the artistically utilizable and roguish humor. Most recently he also tried his hand at being an illustrator .


  • Lampigasse , named in 1875 after the painter Johann Baptist von Lampi (1751–1830), professor at the Vienna Academy (from 1786); he was considered one of the best portrait painters of his time. Its subdued coloring gave the portrayed personalities of the high nobility an aura of the unapproachable and spiritual. From the late baroque- classicist aristocratic portrayal to the bourgeois portrait of the early 19th century, he succeeded in being an excellent human actor. The great painters of the Biedermeier period , such as Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller or Peter Fendi , had him as a teacher. The street delimits the Augarten opposite the buildings on the parallel Nordwestbahnstraße , named in 1874, with the former Nordwestbahnhof built in 1870–1873 ; previously the area was a Taborhaufen part of the alluvial forest of the unregulated Danube .
  • Lancplatz , named in 2016 after the physician Arthur Lanc (1907–1995) and his wife Maria Lanc (1911–1995). Arthur Lanc was a medical officer in Gmünd and from 1955 to 1970 a member of the Gmünder local council ( ÖVP ). During the Nazi era , the couple hid seven Jewish slave laborers in their house and thus saved them.
  • Lassallestrasse , named in 1919 by Red Vienna after the German writer and politician Ferdinand Lassalle (1825–1864). As one of the spokesmen for the early German labor movement , he is considered one of the founding fathers of the SPD that emergedfrom the SDAP . The municipal housing Lassalle-Hof on this street is also named after him. The street was originally called Schwimmschulallee from around 1813(after the kk military and civil swimming school on the unregulated Danube). After the Danube was regulated until 1875 and the Reichsbrücke (then: Kronprinz-Rudolf-Brücke ) was built, it was called Kronprinz-Rudolf-Straße from 1876–1919, Lassallestraße 1919–1934, Reichsbrückenstraße 1934–1949,and from 1949 Lassallestraße again. Seen from the Praterstern , the north station area stretched almost on the left side of the street, which has been gradually built parallel to the relocation of the freight station since the 1990s. The Stuwerviertel borders on the right side of the street. The underground line U1 has been running under the street since 1982.
  • Lassingleithnerplatz , named in 1912 after the helmsman Johann Lassingleithner (1788–1834), ship master on the Danube Canal ; In the great flood of 1830, he saved the lives of 126 people with his barge. On March 1, the Danube burst its banks after an ice rush , and the (Upper) Augartenstrasse was two meters under water. Lassingleithner brought numerous people to safety in Leopoldstadt at risk of death, and on the following day he rescued many residents of Brigittenau. The course is only from the Tabor Road from (between their houses No. 17 and 17A.) Accessible and opens up an ensemble of Nouveau - apartment buildings .
  • Laufbergergasse , named in 1889 after the painter and graphic artist Ferdinand Laufberger (1829–1881), professor at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna (from 1868). He began his career as an illustrator and draftsman, then concentrated on genre paintings , and later also created allegorical-decorative monumental painting. He designed u. a. the stage curtain of the Imperial and Royal Court Opera Theater (1869), several glass windows in the rotunda (1873) and some ceiling paintings in the Natural History and Art History Museum (from 1881).
  • Leichtweg , named in 1963 after the cabaret, Varieté Leicht . The showman Ferdinand Leicht senior had given variety performances in the restaurant “Zur Weißen Gans” in Wurstelprater from 1888 onwards . His sons Ferdinand Leicht (1870–1922) and Wilhelm Leicht (1876–1946) took over the “Zum schwarzen Tor” inn in 1895 and ran it as a typical Viennese variety theater: with artistry and operetta, drama and dressage, magic, comedy, cabaret and ballet . In addition to folk pieces, works by Wedekind and Goethe were played, with artists such as Girardi , Moissi , Aslan and Paula Wessely performing. In 1945 the theater was destroyed in the battle for Vienna . The path is in the Wurstelprater.
  • Lembergstrasse , named in 2013 after the city of Lemberg ( Ukrainian Львів / Lwiw ), today the seventh largest city in Ukraine . In 1772, when Poland was first partitioned , the city fell to the Habsburg monarchy . Lviv became the capital of the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria and the fourth largest city in the multi-ethnic state . In 1918 the city fell to Poland , in 1939 it was incorporated into the Ukrainian Soviet Republic, occupied by German troops in 1941 and placed under Soviet rule again in 1945. Lviv has been part of independent Ukraine since 1991. The street in the Nordbahnviertel urban development area was named before it was completed. Until 1918, trains and through coaches of the kk state railways ran from the north station to Lemberg.
  • Leopoldine-Schlinger-Gasse , named in 2009 after the seamstress and local politician Leopoldine Schlinger (1905–1990); from 1954 to 1971 she was a member of the Vienna City Council as a member of the SPÖ Leopoldstadt . The alley is located in the urban development area of ​​the Nordbahnhof area south of Rudolf Bednar Park .
  • Leopold-Moses-Gasse , named in 1998 after the historian Leopold Moses (1888–1943); he was busy u. a. with the Jewish rural communities in Lower Austria. From 1934 he was the archivist of the Vienna Israelitische Kultusgemeinde and later its library and archive director. In 1943 he became editor-in-chief and head of the Jüdischer Nachrichtenblatt , Vienna edition. At the end of the same year he was deported to Auschwitz and murdered there a little later. The alley branching off from Lassallestrasse is located on the former Nordbahnhof site .
  • Leopoldsgasse , named in 1862 after Emperor Leopold I (1640–1705), from 1658 to 1705 Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire . In terms of power politics, his reign in the west was dominated by the defense against French expansion under Louis XIV ; in the east it was characterized by the successful defense against the Second Turkish Siege. Leopold's reign is considered the beginning of the great power position of the Habsburg monarchy . In the empire, on the other hand, he appeared as the guardian of the balance between denominations; Nevertheless, in 1670 he had the ghetto in Vienna's Unteren Werd abolished and the Jews there expelled from the country. As a thank you, the people of Vienna renamed the area Leopoldstadt in honor of the emperor . The street was called around 1830 in the north from today's Malzgasse to Schiffamtsgasse Am Gottesacker and south of Haide or Haidgasse Zuchthausgasse ; From 1819 to 1862 it was called Strafhausgasse (after the neighboring former prison). In 1850 the street in the north was extended to Untere Augartenstraße; it has been the eastern limit of the Carmelite Market since 1910 .
  • Lessinggasse , named in 1872 after the German writer Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781), an important poet of the German Enlightenment . With his dramas and his theoretical writings, which are primarily committed to the notion of tolerance , this enlightener has shown the further development of theater a significant path and has had a lasting impact on the public impact of literature .
  • Leystraße , named in 1884 after Konrad Ley (1801–1881), district chairman (1862–1874) of the 2nd district, which at that time also included today's 20th district. He was the initiator of the establishment of the Leopoldstadt Children's Hospital . Ley named - as the only district head - several streets after his relatives, namely Josefinengasse after his wife, Konradgasse after his son, and Helenengasse and (presumably) Herminengasse after relatives. The street had only been in the 20th district since 1900 ; since 2008 it has been extended to Rudolf-Bednar-Park in the new Nordbahnviertel of the 2nd district .
  • Lichtenauergasse , named in 1816 after the lawyer Franz Lichtenauer (1744–1805), court and court advocate in Leopoldstadt; his heirs had the property - originally the gardens of the Czernin garden palace - parceled out, thus making the alley possible (see Czerningasse and -platz ).
  • Lilienbrunngasse , named in 1842 after Therese Adler, Edle von Lilienbrunn (born Therese Scheitenberger , 1760–1846), widow of the government councilor Johann Baptist Adler (1741–1817), who was the director of tobacco cameras and seal approval in 1790 as "Edler von Lilienbrunn" was ennobled . Therese Adler had a house built here in 1841, thereby opening the alley that was named in her lifetime.
  • Lili-Grün-Platz , named in 2008 after the writer and actress Lili Grün (1904–1942); in the 1920s she worked on the newly founded stage of the socialist youth workers and was in contact with the writer Hugo Bettauer . In the 1930s she wrote two autobiographical novels. In 1942 she was deported to Minsk and murdered there. The square is a green area with access to the Augarten at Klanggasse ; see this.
  • Lösslweg (until 1999 officially: Lößl ...), named in 1960 after the engineer and inventor Friedrich von Lössl (1817–1907); He initially worked as a railway and structural engineer for the planning and construction of railway lines and bridges in Bavaria . In 1856 he moved to Austria as an engineer, 1st class, for the Kaiserin-Elisabeth-Westbahn ; 1868-1880 he was in charge of the layout of numerous new routes. In addition, he worked as a surveyor and cartographer as well as an inventor and dealt with aerodynamics . The path is located near the Danube riverbank built between 1876 and 1880 .
  • Ludwig-Hirsch-Platz , named in 2016 after the songwriter and actor Ludwig Hirsch (1946–2011), an important exponent of Austropop . He is best known for its tradition of Georg Kreisler wrote bissig- sarcastic texts he a characteristic often way with a romantic and melancholic sounding melody combined. From 1975 to 1979 Hirsch was a member of the theater in der Josefstadt .
  • Lukschgasse , named in 1914 after the blacksmith Franz Luksch (1845–1913); The house owner was 1908-1913 member of the Vienna City Council for the constituency of Leopoldstadt.
  • Lusthausstraße , as shown on the city map in 1912, officially confirmed in 1920, after the Lusthaus in the Prater . This was first mentioned in 1560 as Casa verde , the green pleasure house in the former imperial hunting area, and served as a hunting lodge. After the Prater was opened to the public in 1766, the pleasure house was rebuilt from 1781–1783 according to plans by Isidore Canevale ; see Canevalestrasse in the 23rd district, Liesing . In the 19th century, the pleasure house, like the entire Prater, was a popular meeting place for the nobility and bourgeoisie. Before that, the street was called Alte Lusthausstraße and Alte Lusthaus-Allee . The name refers to the fact that the main avenue of the Prater was interrupted until 1867 by a longer arch of the arm of the Danube called Heustadelwasser and a path roughly on the route of the road, from the 1st rondeau to the 2nd rondeau , the two parts of the main avenue along the Danube arm connected and thus completed the way to the pleasure house.


Franz-von-Assisi-Kirche , originally the Kaiserjubiläums-Gedächtniskirche, on Mexikoplatz
  • Machstrasse , named after the physicist , philosopher and scientific theorist Ernst Mach (1838–1916); Today it is best known for the Mach number named after it , which describes the speed in relation to the speed of sound . In addition to physics, he mainly dealt with philosophy. He is considered to be one of the most influential representatives or even a co-founder of Empirio Criticism . In psychology, he made a name for himself as a pioneer of Gestalt psychology and Gestalt theory . The Mach lunar crater is also named after him. Until 1919 the street was part of Maria-Josefa-Platz (after Archduchess Maria Josepha , mother of Emperor Karl I ), which was renamed Machplatz from 1919 to 1960 .
  • Malzgasse , named in 1862 after malt , the grain germinated and dried by malting ; the name refers to the former Leopoldstadt brewery . The Wiener Bürgerspital owned a brewery in front of the city walls, which was destroyed by the Turks in 1529. Instead, in 1536 a new brewery was built in Unteren Werd (today: Leopoldstadt), one of the first commercial operations in this area. Franz Anton Dreher leased the brewery from 1782 to 1812 , and it was closed in 1846. The brick baron Alois Miesbach bought the complex, had the buildings demolished and apartment buildings built; see Aloisgasse and Miesbachgasse . Before that, the street was called Bräuhausgasse (e.g. on the Vasquez map around 1830) .
  • Marathon path, named in 2008 after the marathon , a sporting running event over 42.195 kilometers and the longest Olympic running discipline in athletics ; it has been held since 1896. The name refers to the ancient legend according to which a runner is said to have brought the news of victory after the Battle of Marathon (490 BC) and is located near the Ernst Happel Stadium and the Ferry Dusika Stadium . Part of the route was called Heinrich-Maxa-Gasse from 1993 to 2008 (after a former deputy district chairman), but was included in the already existing marathon route after Maxa's NSDAP membership became known. Part of the way used to be a tram track, originally used by line 11.
  • Marinelligasse , named in 1894 after the actor, writer and theater director Karl von Marinelli (1745–1803); he was initially a member and later head of a traveling drama company. In 1781 he founded the Leopoldstädter Theater on today's Praterstrasse , Vienna's first permanent Volksbühne. From 1821 Ferdinand Raimund staged as a director, 1828–1830 he headed the theater; see Raimundgasse . In 1838 Carl Carl bought the playhouse, had it rebuilt and opened it as the Carltheater in 1847 , in which many pieces from the Alt-Wiener Volkstheater by Johann Nestroy were premiered. Nestroy was also director of the theater from 1854 to 1860; see Nestroygasse and Nestroyplatz . In 1944 the house was destroyed; the alley has no spatial relationship with it. See also Komödiengasse .
  • Max-Koppe-Gasse , named in 2003 after the typesetter Max Koppe (1887–1968); from 1914 he was chairman of the Kinderfreunde in Leopoldstadt. Under his leadership, after 1918, the Kinderfreunde restaurants in Kaisermühlen , which at that time still belonged to Leopoldstadt, the lower and upper Leopoldstadt as well as the Schüttel after-school care groups, which were managed by adults. The Kinderfreunde were founded in 1908 by Anton Afritsch and are today a preliminary organization of the SPÖ ; see also Afritschgasse in the 22nd district, Donaustadt .
  • Max-Winter-Platz , named in 1949 after the reporter , journalist , writer and politician Max Winter (1870–1937), member of the Reichsrat (1911–1918), member of the municipal council (1918–1923), deputy mayor (1919/1920) and City Councilor for Welfare (1918–1920). As a journalist he wrote for the Neue Wiener Journal and the Arbeiter-Zeitung ; He is considered to be the creator of social reporting in German-speaking countries. In addition to realistic and detailed reports based on the motto "Enlightenment and exposure", he wrote poems, fairy tales, plays and a novel. The park on the square is also named after him. The place was called before by Admiral Maximilian Daublebsky of Sterneck , in the naval battle of Lissa had sunk the enemy flagship in 1866, since 1898 Sterneckplatz .
  • Mayergasse , named before 1840 (Vasquez city map), officially registered in 1862, after the gardener Matthäus Mayer (1761–1837); 1801-1811 he was local judge of the suburb Jägerzeile , in which the side street of today's Praterstrasse was. The alley led into Adelengasse , which has been part of Czerningasse since 1886 (see there).
  • Meiereistraße , named (date unknown; recorded in Lehmann for the first time in 1916) after the "Meierei" in the Krieau (south of today's underground station Stadion ; see: General City Map 1904 ), to which this street leads from the 1st Rondeau of the main avenue of the Prater led. The dairy was right next to the Krieau harness racing track, which opened in 1878 . It was an elegant café-restaurant owned by the Viennese dairy ; see dairy street . The building painted by Tina Blau around 1900 was destroyed in 1945. "Meierei" was and is a traditional name in Vienna for some restaurants that primarily serve (or t) s milk products.
  • Messeplatz , named in 2003 after Messe Wien , at whose main entrance the square is located. The new buildings of the fair were opened in 2004 and replace the demolished buildings in the former "fair grounds". Messe Wien has an area of ​​15  hectares with 70,000 m² of exhibition space, an attached congress center and an unconventional office tower. The western part of the square was part of Lagerhausstraße until 1997 , part of Messestraße until 2003 (see there), and with Nordportalstraße it took up the tram reversing loop , called Messeschleife , which was operated until 2003 . The subway station Messe-Prater on the U2 line has been in operation here on Exhibition Street since 2008 . The name Messeplatz became available when the former Messeplatz in the 7th district, new building , was renamed Museumsplatz in 1996 with reference to the planned construction of the MuseumsQuartier in the former Messepalast , which began in 1998 .
  • Messestraße , named in 1997 after the nearby exhibition grounds of Messe Wien . The fair has its origins in the world exhibition in 1873 . Immediately after the exhibition, the buildings were demolished, only the rotunda remained as an exhibition hall; however, it was destroyed by fire in 1937. The machine hall of the world exhibition was used as a municipal warehouse from 1876. From 1921 pavilions were built on the area that had become vacant, called the exhibition center and operated as the Vienna International Fair . The warehouse area was included in the exhibition grounds after the building was destroyed in 1945. Between 1996 and 2004, new exhibition halls were built in the northern half of the area, partly on the site of the former warehouse; the southern part, which is partially bounded by Messestraße to the northwest, is the new area of ​​the Vienna University of Economics and Business ( Campus WU ), which opened here in 2013, and the Sigmund Freud Private University , which opened here in 2015 . With this in mind , the part of Messestraße southwest of Perspektivstraße was renamed Freudplatz in 2014 . The street was previously called Lagerhausstraße ( first mentioned in Lehmann in 1884) , it also included today's Messeplatz and ended up in exhibition street .
  • Mexikoplatz , named in 1956 after the state of Mexico in North America , the fifth largest country on the American double continent . Worldwide, Mexicoranks eleventhwith a population of around 123 million people. The name is intended to remind us that in 1938 Mexico was the only country thatprotested against the "annexation" of Austria to the German Reich before the League of Nations . The areaaround the right bank of the bridgehead of the Reichsbrücke, which wasnewly createdin the course of the Danube regulation, wascalled Erzherzog-Karl-Platz (after the general Archduke Karl ) from1884–1919, Volkswehrplatz (after the People's Army , the first military of the First Republic) and 1935– 1956 again Erzherzog-Karl-Platz .
  • Miesbachgasse , named in 1852 after the entrepreneur Alois Miesbach (1791–1857); he was one of the most important industrialists in Austria. He built up a building materials group that - continued by his nephew Heinrich Drasche - developed into today's global Wienerberger group. Miesbach ran his company as an old-style patriarch . He felt responsible for his workers and donated part of his income to social institutions (hospital, childcare facilities) and foundations. He recruited his workers mostly from Bohemia and Moravia ( Ziegelböhm ). He bought land in Leopoldstadt and built numerous apartment buildings from 1850 onwards. The Aloisgasse is also named after him. See also Malzgasse
  • Molkereistraße , named in 1906 after the Viennese dairy ; the cooperative dairy was the largest dairy farm in Vienna. After the previous dairy, which opened in 1881 at Prager Straße (6–) 8 (today: Radetzkystraße 25) in the 3rd district, had become too small, a new dairy was built in the Stuwerviertel in 1898–1902 . The magnificent building was executed by the architects Anton Drexler and Josef Drexler in the neo-renaissance style; the longitudinal front was 139 meters, the side front 36–61 meters, the building area around 10,000 m². The workforce was 420 people, including the morning delivery staff, but almost 800. In 1902, 13.2 million liters of milk were processed. The dairy included workers' apartments and social facilities. The Viennese dairy also ran the “dairy” in the Krieau ; see Meiereistraße . The street was previously part of Harkortstraße and is directly adjacent to the Wurstelprater .
  • Mühlfeldgasse , named in 1872 after the zoologist Karl Megerle von Mühlfeld (1765–1840) and the lawyer Eugen Megerle von Mühlfeld (1810–1868). Karl Megerle von Mühlfeld was custodian at the kk Naturalienkabinett from 1797–1835 and owned an important private scientific collection. He was also a well-known coin collector and worked as a specialist writer. His collection was destroyed in a fire in the Hofburg during the Revolution of 1848 . Eugen Megerle von Mühlfeld was one of the most successful and respected lawyers in Vienna. He was a member of the Lower Austrian Parliament and the Reichsrat as well as President of the Vienna Chamber of Lawyers . He campaigned for the abolition of the death penalty and for jury jurisdiction .
  • Mumbgasse , named in 1907 after the innkeeper Josef Mumb (1833–1905); he was a member of the Vienna City Council (1883–1891) and Christian Social District Chairman of Leopoldstadt (1885–1900). The alley is in the Stuwerviertel


Crane systems at the north-west station
  • Negerlegasse , mentioned in the first Lehmann edition in 1859 , officially registered in 1862, named after the technician and businessman Michael Negerle (1786–1859); he was originally a lieutenant in a Landwehr battalion in Brno and then a technician for river regulation and railway construction. In 1820 he was cadastral inspector in Austrian Silesia . Finally he settled in Leopoldstadt, built the alley around 1841 and built the first house here (in 1843 the alley that stretched from Taborstraße to Schoellerhof , see Schoellerhofgasse , was extended to Lilienbrunngasse). When the Danube Canal was flooded in 1849, Negerle and a pioneer company organized the removal of the obstacles in the river and prevented an even greater flooding. He was supported in this by the house owner Konrad Ley, who later became district head of Leopoldstadt.
  • Nepomukgasse , named in 1862 after the Johann Nepomuk Church on Praterstrasse , along the western side of which it runs. The church in the style of early historicism was built in 1841–1846 as a replacement for a church that had become too small and is consecrated to St. John Nepomuk . Nepomuk (actually Jan Nepomucký , around 1350-1393) was a Bohemian priest and martyr . He was in 1729 by Pope Benedict XIII. canonized and is the third most frequently depicted saint in Austria after Mary and Joseph . There are depictions of Johannes Nepomuk in Vienna at numerous locations . The alley that was newly laid out when the church was built was previously called Johannesgasse (like the one in the 1st and 3rd district) .
  • Nestroygasse , named in 1872 after the actor , singer , playwright and satirist Johann Nestroy (1801–1862); From 1831 he played at the Theater an der Wien and quickly became one of the most popular folk actors and buffoons. He celebrated success as a poet with pieces such as “ The evil spirit Lumpacivagabundus ”, “ He wants to make a joke ” and many more. From 1854 to 1860 he headed the Carltheater , which had emerged from the Leopoldstädter Theater ; see also Komödiengasse and Marinelligasse . His work is regarded as the literary highlight of the old Viennese folk theater . Nestroygasse, also named in 1872 on the 10th anniversary of the artist's death, in the Hadersdorf district of the 14th district , which was incorporated in 1938, is named after him. In 1898 the Nestroyhof was built opposite the Carltheater ; In 1932 the traffic area in front of him was named Nestroyplatz .
  • Nestroyplatz , named in 1932 after the actor , singer , playwright and satirist Johann Nestroy ; see Nestroygasse . The Nestroyplatz underground station opened in 1979. The square used to be the part of Czerningasse and Tempelgasse directly at their confluence with Praterstrasse .
  • Nickelgasse , named in 1872 after Franz Nickel (1766–1833), bourgeois beer seller and house owner; from 1823 to 1833 he was local judge in Leopoldstadt. His predecessors as local judges were Johann Einfalt (1776–1784), Matthias Stelly (1784–1785), Ignaz Holzhauser (1786–1810; see Holzhausergasse ) and Johann Rott (1810–1823). Nickel had Taborstrasse and part of today's Praterstrasse paved and their lighting improved, the parish hall built on Karmeliterplatz and, in 1826, initiated the construction of a welfare center. He was also a co-founder and curator in the association of the First Austrian Spar-Casse .
  • Nordbahnstraße , named in 1873 after the kk Nordbahnhof of the Emperor Ferdinands-Nordbahn , which wason this streetnear the Praterstern . The station (like the railway) was built by a private company in 1837/1838 and replaced by a larger, representative building ( Northern Railway Gothic) from 1859–1865. Behind it was the freight station, which at the time of its greatest expansion stretched almost to the banks of the Danube; see also On the coal chutes . During the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy , the Nordbahnhof was one of the most important train stations in Europe and the most important train station in Old Austria. After 1945, the art-historically valuablestation building, damagedin the Battle of Vienna , was left to decay and demolished in 1965. Today the area is developed as the northern railway district . In terms of transport, the north station was replaced by the nearby Vienna Praterstern station , built between 1954 and 1959 . Before that, thestreet was called Forstmeisterallee because (e.g. according to the Vasquez plan around 1830) there wasan Imperial and Royal forester's housewhere Mühlfeldgasse runstoday. Houses No. 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 in the 20th district are in the northernmost part of Nordbahnstraße; the district boundary runs at the front of these houses.
  • North Pole Road , named in 1875 in memory of the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition . The research trip, also popularly known as the Payer-Weyprecht Expedition , began in 1872 under the direction of Carl Weyprecht and Julius Payer and ended in 1874. It was carried out on the initiative and with financial support of Count Hans Wilczek to explore the Northern Arctic Ocean more closely. The expedition with the ship Admiral Tegetthoff discovered u. a. a group of islands which they named " Franz-Josef-Land " after Emperor Franz Joseph I. See also Weyprechtgasse in the 16th district of Ottakring and Julius-Payer-Gasse in the 22nd district of Donaustadt . The Vega-Payer-Weyprecht barracks of the armed forces is also named after the participants of the expedition.
  • Nordportalstrasse , named in 1908 as the access road to the site of the World Exhibition in 1873 and later to the exhibition grounds . The street led past the north portal of the rotunda to today's Trabrennstraße, was called until 1884 (in the sense of the flow of visitors at the world exhibition) (small) departure street and then (northern) competition street . Before the construction of the world exhibition, the area was called Vermählungsmais . Later it was the main street in the enclosed exhibition center east of today's Messestrasse . Today it is shortened to the section Expositionstrasse – Messestrasse. See also Südportalstrasse .
  • Nordwestbahnstraße , named in 1874 after the Nordwestbahnhof , terminus of the Austrian Northwest Railway , which was built as the second largest train station in Vienna between 1870 and 1873. Up until the 2010s, the station area was used as a freight station or freight terminal; A new district is to be built on the site by 2025. The road was created by filling in the " flagpole water " of the unregulated Danube ; it was originally called Am Augartendamm . See also Hellwagstrasse in the 20th district, Brigittenau , and Am Nordwestbahnhof and Bahnsteggasse in the 21st district, Floridsdorf .
  • Novaragasse , named in 1862 in memory of the Battle of Novara in 1849. In the town of Novara (in northern Italy , between Turin and Milan ), Austrian troops under Field Marshal Radetzky defeated the troops of the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont . The battle ended the first Italian War of Independence , which began with the popular uprising in Milan . See also Radetzkystraße and Radetzkyplatz in the 3rd district Landstraße . The alley was originally called Drei-Herrgottgasse , then Gartengasse , and then until 1862 Gärtnergasse . However, it did not yet have direct access to Taborstrasse and was limited by Glockengasse.


  • Obere Augartenstraße , named in 1862 after its course along the Augarten , a 52.2  hectare public park with the oldest baroque gardens in Vienna. The former imperial hunting area was made accessible to the public in 1775 by Emperor Joseph II . The name of the Augarten comes from the fact that Emperor Ferdinand III. around 1650 had a small Dutch-style garden built in the formerly untouched meadow landscape . The street was originally called Dammstraße (because it was laid out on a path that was piled up like a dam) and led to the Old Tabor until 1698 (see Am Tabor and Gaußplatz ), around 1810 behind the barracks and Kaserngasse (after the Leopoldstädter barracks ) and then until 1862 Neue Gasse and Augartengasse . See also Untere Augartenstrasse .
  • Obere Donaustraße , named in 1857 after its course on the banks of the Danube Canal , the former Viennese arm of the Danube. The name "Danube Canal" was also used around 1700. The river was regulated for the first time in 1598–1600 and expanded again in the course of the Danube regulation around 1870. The name of the Danube is derived from the Danuvius of Roman times, but goes back to older roots. Danube , like the river names Dnepr , Dniester , Donets and Don, is possibly of Iranian or Celtic origin. The street was called An der Brücke , then Donaustraße . Their division took place in 1857 at the beginning of Taborstrasse at Schwedenbrücke ; the upstream part of the road became the Upper Donaustraße , the downstream part became the Lower Donaustraße . A (Obere) Donaustraße located in today's districts 21 and 22 in Floridsdorf and Kagran was renamed in 1909 to An der upper Alte Donau .
  • Obermüllnerstraße , named after the painter Adolf Obermüllner (1833–1898) in 1899 ; from 1851 he was a student of the landscape painter Franz Steinfeld at the Academy of Fine Arts ; see Steinfeldgasse in the 19th district of Döbling . Obermüllner was mainly active as a landscape painter and concentrated on the Alps . In 1861 the Austrian Alpine Association hired him for an Alpine and glacier expedition, the main task of which was surveying, as well as an inventory using photographs and drawings.
  • Odeongasse , named in 1864 after the Odeon dance hall that was located here. The establishment was built in 1844/1845 by the sheet metal manufacturer Paul Fischer. With an area of ​​4,641 m² (148 × 34 m) and a capacity of 15,000 people, it was the largest dance hall in Vienna. Three music bands could play at the same time without acoustically disturbing each other. The Odeon was the most distinguished establishment of the 1840s; Johann Strauss Sohn played his Odeon Waltz here . The building burned down during the revolution of 1848 . It was not rebuilt, the Odeongasse was built on the open space. The Odeonpark is also named after the dance hall. The Circus Renz was built in the immediate vicinity in 1854 (see Ernst-Renz-Gasse ).
  • Offenbachgasse , named in 1932 after the French composer and cellist Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880); He is considered to be the founder of modern operetta as an independent and recognized genre of musical theater . His operetta The Engagement at the Lantern was performed in the Carltheater in 1858 ; In the following years Offenbach's works dominated the Viennese operetta theaters. Offenbach's success with the beautiful Helena , which was performed in the Theater an der Wien in 1865 , gave Johann Strauss Sohn the impetus to try his hand at composing operettas from 1870 onwards. The street was called Rollergasse from 1938 to 1947 .
  • Ofnergasse , named in 1925 after the lawyer , social politician and legal philosopher Julius Ofner (1845–1924); He was significantly involved in the drafting of the General Civil Code , in the development of labor law (including the ban on child labor, Sunday rest provisions, admission of women to certain occupations, care for released convicts) and in the reform of the criminal law . 1901–1918 he was a member of the Reichsrat and 1918/1919 a member of the Provisional National Assembly . The Julius-Ofner-Hof in the 5th district of Margareten is also named after him. The street was called Eduard-Kremser-Gasse from 1939 to 1949 (after the composer Eduard Kremser ).
  • Olympic Square , named after the Olympic Games in 1977 . The introduction of the modern Olympic Games was decided in 1894 as the re-establishment of the ancient festival in Olympia at the suggestion of Pierre de Coubertin . The square is in front of the Ernst Happel Stadium . The name of the Olympiaplatz refers to the fact that the stadium (then: Praterstadion ) was opened in 1931 on the occasion of the 2nd Workers' Olympiad . 25,000 athletes took part in this Olympics, there were competitions in 117 disciplines. See also Pierre-de-Coubertin-Platz .
  • Oswald-Thomas-Platz , named in 1974 after the astronomer Oswald Thomas (1882–1963). He founded the Astronomical Office in 1907 , was head of the Urania Observatory from 1915 to 1922 and founded the Austrian Astronomical Association in 1924 . 1927 was on his initiative Vienna Planetarium built the first Zeiss - Planetarium outside Germany. From 1941 Thomas taught astronomy at the University of Vienna . The asteroid (29427) Oswaldthomas is named in his honor. The forecourt of the planetarium is in the Wurstelprater .
  • Otto-Futterknecht-Weg , named after the innkeeper Otto Futterknecht (1911–1977) in 1996; In 1952 he founded the “Futterknecht” inn in the allotment gardens at Ober dem Heustadlwasser and was also an official here. He promoted the modernization of the facility by introducing telephone and power lines at his own expense.


The Praterstrasse towards Praterstern
Praterstern, western part
  • Paffrathgasse , named in 1876 after the merchant Leopold Paffrath (1816–1875); As a member of the Mittelpartei in the Leopoldstadt district, he was a member of the Vienna City Council from 1862 to 1875 . In 1871 he was awarded the Franz Joseph Order , in 1873 he was given the honorary title of Imperial Councilor .
  • Pasettistraße , named after Florian Pasetti (1793–1875) in 1893 , section councilor in the Imperial and Royal Ministry of Trade, Industry and Public Buildings, 1854 Knight of Friedenburg , Ministerialrath from 1856 , promoted to the baron status in 1867, office manager of the Danube Regulation Commission. He wrote about the Tisza regulation from 1846–1860 and in the expert discussions on the projects on the Viennese Danube regulation he supported a (cheaper) variant with today's Old Danube as the main stream, but remained in the minority and retired in 1868 at the beginning of the regulation work . The Pasettistraße, which had previously only existed in the 20th district, was extended in 2008 from the district boundary, Innstraße, to the north station area that was being built on.
  • Pauline-Metternich-Promenade , named after the Salonnière Pauline von Metternich (1836–1921) in 2016 ; she was very popular with the people because of her social commitment and her resolute nature. After the death of Empress Elisabeth , she assumed a quasi-official position as the “grande dame” of Vienna. Every year she organized the popular flower parade on the Prater-Hauptallee . The traffic area is located in the quarter two development area at the Krieau trotting track .
  • Pazmanitengasse , 1867 named after a former Meierhof of Pazmaniten , who was here. In 1623 a Catholic college was established in Schönlaterngasse in what is now the Inner City , which was called the Pazmaneum ; the students were popularly called pazmanites . The school was founded by the Hungarian theologian Péter Pázmány (1570–1637), the main figure of the Counter-Reformation in royal Hungary . Pázmány exercised significant influence at the Viennese court and was instrumental in the election of Ferdinand II as Hungarian king in 1618 . The Vienna Pazmaneum still exists today (in the 9th district).
  • Perinetgasse , named in 1919 after the actor and playwright Joachim Perinet (1763–1816). From 1785 he worked at the Leopoldstädter Theater . His engagement ended in 1797, and in 1798 he began working as an author and actor at the Theater auf der Wieden with Emanuel Schikaneder . Perinet stayed there until 1803 and then went back to his friend Karl Friedrich Hensler at the Leopoldstadt Theater for three years . The street, on the southern edge of which the district border 2/20 runs, was previously called Mathildengasse (see the adjoining Gaußplatz , called Mathildenplatz until 1919 ).
  • Perspective Street, named for the World Exhibition in 1873 , and definitely in 1878, after the beautiful view of the rotunda in the exhibition grounds from this newly laid out street, which tapered towards the northwest . Squares and streets from which one could see certain buildings well were previously called perspective . See also Rotundenallee and Rotundenplatz , as well as Kaiserallee , Nordportalstraße , Südportalstraße , access road and Harkortstraße . The area used to be called Vermählungsmais .
  • Pfeffergasse , named after the dentist Peter Pfeffermann (1809–1870) in 1862; In 1862 he wrote the textbook Fascinating representation of the entire dentistry according to the latest standpoints , received a patent in 1863 for a "privileged toothpaste" and invented a "mouthwash which spreads a pleasant coolness in the mouth and has an unpleasant smell" . Around 1860 he bought a house on Taborstrasse and converted it, creating this short side street between house numbers 61 and 63. Why the alley was not named Pfeffermanngasse after its full name remains inexplicable.
  • Pierre-de-Coubertin-Platz , 1991 named after French educator , historian and sports functionary Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937); From 1880, influenced by archaeological excavations in Olympia , Greece , he advocated the revival of the ancient Olympic Games . In 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were opened in Athens . From 1896 to 1925 Coubertin was President of the IOC . The square is in front of the Ernst Happel Stadium next to the Olympiaplatz .
  • Pillersdorfgasse , named in 1862 after the civil servant and statesman Franz von Pillersdorf (1786–1862); he worked in the financial administration, became Vice President of the Court Chamber in 1824 , Privy Councilor in 1832 and Chancellor of the Court Chancellery in 1842 . In the revolutionary year of 1848 , Emperor Ferdinand I made Pillersdorf Minister of the Interior and shortly afterwards Prime Minister. The liberal “ Pillersdorf Constitution ” created by him could not prevail; after the suppression of the revolution he lost most of the political offices.
  • Praterspitzstraße , first mentioned in Lehmann in 1904 , supposedly officially registered in 1910. The road runs directly on the banks of the Danube, between the river and the Donauuferbahn , branching off from the northern section of Freudenauer Hafenstrasse , to the Freudenau power plant (Freytag-Berndt-Buchplan 2012). Contrary to the information in Lehmann, the route does not lead to the narrow headland called “Praterspitz” (accessible via the Seitenhafenstrasse ) at the confluence of the Danube Canal with the main stream, the southernmost point of the Danube Island occupied by the 2nd and 20th districts.
  • Prater-Platz , named (date unknown) after the Wurstelprater in which the square is located. The Wurstelprater owes its name to a character from the popular theater, the " Hanswurst " created by Joseph Anton Stranitzky ; see Stranitzkygasse in the 12th district, Meidling . During the Enlightenment , many theater stages were driven from the inner city's marketplaces and found their new home in the Prater as Wurstelprater . In 1895 the Venice amusement area was built in Vienna ; 1897 in the middle of the Ferris wheel . In 1938 the Prater became the property of the municipality of Vienna.
  • Praterstern , officially registered in 1879 (but already named that way in 1838), based on the star-shaped layout of the square at the northwest end of the Prater . There was a square here as early as 1782, into which seven avenues led. After the first north station was built in 1838, the first station for Vienna at all, the neighboring intersection gradually developed into a traffic junction, especially after the Danube regulation from 1868–1875. 1954–1955 the roundabout was greatly enlarged, the original star shape of the square has not been recognizable since then. Since 1962 rapid transit station , since 1981 underground station (U1, from 2008 also U2).
  • Praterstrasse , officially named in 1862 (but previously named that way) after the Vienna Prater , to which it leads from the inner city (at the Schwedenbrücke ). The name "Prater" is probably derived from pratum ( Latin for meadow) or prato ( Italian for "flood plain"). Pratum was found for the first time in a document that Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa issuedin Bologna in1162and that documented a donation from Auwiesen near Vienna. The street was formerly called Jägerzeile , as it connected a settlement of the Habsburg hunting overseers and woodworkers in the Danube floodplains with the city.
  • Prater 80er Linie , named (date unknown) after the former tram line 80 that ran into the Prater from 1909 to 1969 . The route led from the Rotunda Bridge (Thugutstrasse) to the Lusthaus . In addition, on racing days from 1910 to 1951, line 81 ran to the Freudenau horse racing track . The street Prater 80er line leads along the route of this former 81er line.
  • Präuscherplatz , named in 1963 after the showman and tamer Hermann Präuscher (1839–1896); The trained lion tamer made money by winning a large bet and thus built his Prauschers Panoptikum in the Wurstelprater in 1871 . Countless animal preparations were exhibited , 886 preparations with human body parts, a wax museum with around 2000 figures and a collection of torture tools . There was also a maze , a kaleidoscope and an art gallery . The building and the collection burned during the Battle of Vienna in 1945. The square is located in the Wurstelprater.


Prince Archbishop Joseph Othmar von Rauscher
The Riesenradplatz in the Wurstelprater
  • Rabbiner-Friedmann-Platz , named in 2008 after Rabbi Israel Friedmann (1854–1933). The Grand Rabbi came from Czortków in Galicia and fled to Vienna during the First World War . The small, gusset-like square on Heinestrasse , which is wider at the confluence with Große Stadtgutgasse, was previously unnamed and is exactly opposite the private prayer house that Friedmann owned here at No. 35.
  • Rabbiner-Schneerson-Platz , named in 1999 after Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902–1994), known as the “Lubavitcher Rebbe”, a prominent representative of Orthodox Judaism in its Hasidic form. As a religious network, Chabad Lubavitch extends over 70 countries. The small square in the 2nd and 20th district is located directly in front of the Lauder Chabad Campus, a Jewish education center in Augarten , at the confluence of Rauscherstrasse (20th district) with Nordwestbahnstrasse and the junction with Lampigasse .
  • Rabensburger Straße , named in 2008 after the market town of Rabensburg in the Mistelbach district in Lower Austria , which arose around the medieval Rabensburg . The name refers to the fact that the location near the border is on the northern railway , which , coming from the former northern station (today: Wien Praterstern ), crosses the state border in the direction of Břeclav (Lundenburg, Czech Republic) behind Rabensburg and Bernhardsthal . The street is in the Nordbahnviertel .
  • Radingerstrasse , named in 1905 after the mechanical engineer Johann von Radinger (1842–1901). From 1867 he was an employee ( adjunct ) at the Polytechnic Institute , which was renamed the Technical University in 1872, from 1875 extraordinary professor, from 1879 full professor of mechanical engineering , 1881–1885 dean and 1891/1892 rector of today's Vienna University of Technology. Radinger worked as a planner, designer and expert for many industrial plants in Austria-Hungary . In 1892 he was the site manager responsible for the state printing works and the main mint. The street was previously called Rüdigerstrasse .
  • Raimundgasse , named after the writer Ferdinand Raimund (1790–1836) in 1862 ; together with Johann Nestroy he was the main representative of the old Viennese folk theater . His pieces are great scenic symbols of happiness in an orderly world with utopian prospects into a higher realm of love and freedom. From 1817 he belonged to the ensemble of the Leopoldstädter Theater , from 1828 to 1830 he was its director. Here Raimund not only played, but also directed . See also Komödiengasse , Marinelligasse and Nestroygasse . The Raimund Theater is named after him; from 1972 his portrait was depicted on the 50 schilling banknote .
  • Rauscherstrasse , named in 1869 after the Archbishop of Vienna and Cardinal Joseph Othmar von Rauscher (1797–1875); he was instrumental in the conclusion of the Concordat between the Catholic Church and the imperial family. The Concordat was signed in 1855 and ended Josephinism . The Othmargasse in the 20th district Brigittenau and the local Cardinal Rauscher yard and the Cardinal Rauscher-Platz in the 15th district Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus are also named after him. His predecessor was Vincenz Eduard Milde (see Mildeplatz in the 16th district of Ottakring ); his successor was Johann Rudolf Kutschker (see Kutschkergasse in the 18th district of Währing ). Both sides of Rauscherstrasse are in the 20th district; only the buildings erected along the historical Augarten wall are, like the Augarten, in the 2nd district.
  • Rembrandtstrasse , named after the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) in 1875 ; he is considered the most important and best-known Dutch baroque artist . Rembrandt worked as a painter , etcher and draftsman , ran a workshop and trained artists. His work includes portraits , landscapes as well as biblical and mythological subjects. After deduction of many fakes the art assumes that his total working comprises about 350 paintings, 300 etchings and 1,000 drawings. The road was rebuilt on a former garden plot.
  • Rennbahnstraße , not officially named after the Freudenau horse racing track , along which the street runs from the Lusthaus im Prater . The racecourse for horse racing was opened in 1839. In 1858, in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph I, the grandstands were inaugurated, designed by the architect Carl Hasenauer and built by his brother, the court carpenter Christoph Hasenauer. In the historicist style, the complex is characterized by its delicate cast iron architecture and has five grandstands. The street was not named on the Freytag-Berndt city map in 1972, but no longer in 1976.
  • Riesenradplatz , named in 2008 after the Ferris wheel located on this square in the Wurstelprater . The giant wheel was planned by the theater director and entrepreneur Gabor Steiner (see Gabor-Steiner-Weg ), and it was built in 1896 by English engineers under Hubert Cecil Booth . The Ferris wheel had 30 (today: 15) wagons, has a diameter of 60.96 meters (derived from 200  English feet ) and a total weight of 430 tons. The time for one complete revolution is 255 seconds.
  • Robertgasse , named after the industrialist Florentin Robert (1795–1870) in 1862; In 1823 he founded a wholesaler in Vienna. As a result, he acquired or established several industrial companies in Austria and Moravia . In 1837 he founded an important sugar factory in Seelowitz ; It was there in 1865 that he developed the Robert diffusion process, named after him, for extracting juice from beet sugar production . In 1856, Robert provided the grounds for the construction of the first houses in this street in Leopoldstadt.
  • Rondeau , not officially named, circular square at the intersection of Jantschweg and Leichtweg in the Wurstelprater . Circular squares were sometimes called Rondell in Austria (from French rondelle = round disc) and in the Prater they were called Rondeau (1825: Rondo ). In the Freytag-Berndt book plan today as Rondeau , the place is entered on the electronic city map of the Vienna city administration as Rondeau-Volksprater (the hyphen is incorrect), probably to distinguish it from the two Rondeaus found on the city map in 1912 (one of them already Called 1825) on the main avenue at its intersection with the Heustadelwasser . The Wurstelprater was already known as the Volksprater in 1825 . The term became official on the occasion of the World Exhibition in 1873 ; today it is used almost exclusively by government offices. On the city map from around 1925, the square appears as the 2nd Rondeau in the Wurstelprater; the first roundabout in Wurstelprater was the one that was renamed Calafattiplatz in 1963 .
  • Rosl-Berndt-Platz , named in 2019 after the singer and cabaret artist Rosl Berndt (actually Rosa Dunkelblau, 1903–1996); she was a crowd favorite of the Viennese cabaret and variety scene with appearances in the Ronacher , Simpl and Raimundtheater . In 1936 she moved to Bucharest and married a Romanian, in 1947 she moved to England and married a British. In 1963 she tried a comeback as an actress in Vienna, but failed.
  • Rotenkreuzgasse , named in 1788 after the former house sign "Zum Roten Kreuz". The street was previously called Richtergasse .
  • Rotensterngasse , entered on the Vasquez city ​​map around 1830 , in 1859 in the Lehmann first edition as Rothe Sterngasse , named after the former house sign "Zum Roten Stern". The street was called to 1710-1770 in the frog paints and around 1,773 frog Lackengasse . The section between Taborstrasse and Glockengasse was broken through after 1830 and was called Hufgasse from 1862–1885 .
  • Rothschildplatz , named after the Rothschild family in 2016 . Its members have been known primarily as bankers since the 18th century; in the 19th century they were among the most influential and important financiers of European countries. Salomon Rothschild (1774–1855) founded and financed the Emperor Ferdinand's Northern Railway from Vienna to Brno in 1835 . In 1838, the Nordbahnhof, the most important and largest train station in the Habsburg Monarchy , was opened. Place in the Nordbahnviertel .
  • Rotunda avenue , named in 1935 after the rotunda (which burned down in 1937) to which it led. The rotunda was a domed structure that was erected in the Prater for the 1873 World's Fair . In its time it was by far the largest dome in the world with a diameter of 108 m . The interior had an area of ​​around 8,000 m² and served as a central meeting point for visitors and for official events during the world exhibition. In the following decades it served as an exhibition hall. In 1936 the City of Vienna examined new uses; shortly thereafter, however, it burned down. See also Harkortstrasse , Perspektivstrasse and Rotundenplatz . The Rotunda Bridge (until 1919: Sophienbrücke ) is also named after the exhibition building. The avenue was called Sophienbrückenallee until 1919 and Rotundenbrückenallee from 1919–1935 .
  • Rotunda Square , not officially named after the Rotunda ; see Rotundenallee . Until 1937, the south portal of the rotunda bordered the square on Südportalstrasse with the most representative driveway, which is therefore still called Kaiserallee , and later the main portal of the exhibition grounds that no longer exist today. The place was not noted by name in book plans in 2002, but this appeared in 2007.
  • Rueppgasse , named after Anton Ruepp (1792–1868) in 1870; from 1850 to 1862 he was the first district chairman of the new 2nd district, Leopoldstadt. Ruepp founded a children's institution and left most of his fortune for charity.
  • Rustenschacherallee , named in 1921 after an old field name. The word part "Rusten" is an old form of "Rüster", the processed wood of the elms . The avenue that belongs to the Pratercottage was originally called Kronprinzstraße ; After the suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf in 1889 , the name Prater-Gürtelstrasse was also used primarily in Lehmann , while Freytag-Berndt, for example, only mentions Kronprinzstrasse in 1898; 1910-1919 Prinzenallee .


  • Scherzergasse , named in 1875 after the innkeeper and entrepreneur Johann Georg Scherzer (1776–1858); he was a court assessor in Leopoldstadt and in 1819 co-founder of the First Austrian Spar-Casse . In 1806 he bought the inn "Zum Sperlbauer" and converted it in 1807 into a dance hall Zum Sperl . The appearance of musicians such as Michael Pamer , Joseph Lanner and Johann Strauss Vater made the establishment very popular and one of the most popular entertainment venues in Vienna. See also Kleine Sperlgasse and Große Sperlgasse .
  • Schiffamtsgasse , entered on the Vasquez city ​​map around 1830 , officially recorded in 1862; named after the former Imperial and Royal Supreme Ship Office , which was located here. The office was established (initially elsewhere) in 1655; In 1688 it was moved to the corner of Schiffamtsgasse / Obere Donaustraße directly on the Danube Canal . The office had the "water right", so u. a. the privilege of buying all empty ships and rafts on the Danube between Krems and Vienna. At the time of Maria Theresa , the tasks were transferred to the military. In 1843 the ship's office was dissolved and the building converted into a pioneer barracks. From 1860 it was the official seat of the Leopoldstadt District Court, to which a prison was attached from 1912; In 1945 it was destroyed by bombs. Today the Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying is located there .
  • Schipanygasse , named after the precision mechanic Franz Schipany (1915–1941) in 1996; from 1939 he belonged to the resistance group "Czech Section of the KPÖ ". In 1941 he was arrested by the Gestapo and shot together with 19 other resistance fighters in Mauthausen concentration camp . The short connection between Handelskai and Wehlistraße near the Heustadelwasser was previously unnamed.
  • Schmelzgasse , named in 1684 after the Civitatis Schmelzhütten foundry that was located here. The operation can already be verified from around 1450; after the destruction of the second Turkish siege it was abandoned in 1684. What exactly was poured is unclear; beef and sheep fat may have been melted and poured into candles and soaps. The profession of foundry was called smelter at the time . The alley was previously called Ochsengasse since 1678 (after the inn "Zum golden Ochsen"). Around 1830 the section between Taborstrasse and Großer Mohrengasse (then Großer Hafnergasse) was called Brunngasse; it was included in Schmelzgasse in 1862.
  • Schoellerhofgasse , named in 1909 after the Schoellerhof built around 1840 . The extensive building complex reached from Obere Donaustraße to Negerlegasse and was one of the largest apartment buildings in Leopoldstadt. The Kettenbrückensaal dance hall was located in it . The apartment building was built by the industrialist and banker Alexander von Schoeller (1805–1886); he founded u. a. the wholesale house “Schoeller & Co.”, the Schoellerbank , the Berndorfer Metallwarenfabrik and the “Ternitzer Eisenwerke Reichenbach”, from which the Schoeller-Bleckmann steelworks emerged. He also owned extensive estates and was a co-founder of the Leipnik-Lundenburger sugar factory. At the northern end of the street is Negerlegasse ; it was created almost simultaneously with the Schoellerhof.
  • Scholzgasse , named in 1874 after the actor Wenzel Scholz (1787–1857); he was best known as a comedian of the Alt-Wiener Volkstheater and as a congenial partner of Johann Nestroy in his antics and comedies . From 1832 to 1852 he played at the Leopoldstädter Theater (from 1847: Carltheater ), where Nestroy wrote many roles for him. In Nestroy's dialogue drafts, the main characters are usually with N. and Sch. marked, the first letter of Nestroy and Scholz. Wenzel Scholz is immortalized on the iron curtain of the Theater an der Wien next to Nestroy, Raimund and Mozart's Magic Flute . The alley previously formed the northern boundary of the area of ​​the Leopoldstadt barracks , which had been demolished by 1865 .
  • Schönngasse , named after the painter Alois Schönn (1826–1897) in 1898 ; From 1861 he was a member of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts , in 1866 a member of the Vienna Academy and from 1877 a professor there. Schönn was primarily a history and genre painter and also specialized in oriental genre paintings. The alley was redesigned on previously undeveloped land belonging to the Upper Prater north of the exhibition street (today: Stuwerviertel ).
  • Schreygasse , named in 1802 after the academic sculptor Johann Michael Schrey († 1796) and his wife Eleonore Schrey († 1801). After the death of her husband, Eleonore Schrey established a social foundation for twelve poor apprentices in Penzing in 1801 . In the same year she established the Eleonore Schrey'sche Schulprämien-Stiftung in her house (Schreygasse 2, corner of Untere Augartenstrasse) , through which a school for 60 children in need was opened in 1802. The school existed here until 1838 and was then moved to Untere Augartenstrasse 3. The Schrey'sche Stiftungshaus still exists and is a listed building .
  • Schrottgießergasse , named (date unknown) after a former scrap (t) foundry that was located here in the 16th century. The foundry presumably did not process scrap (scrap metal), but rather produced shot as projectiles; For the longest time in the 19th century the name was written without double t as Schrotgießergasse . The current lane of the alley runs diagonally over the former Carltheater property . When the theater still existed, the alley only ran directly along houses numbers 1 to 5; It was called Schrotgasse on the Vasquez city ​​map around 1830, and Schrotgießergasse in the Lehmann first edition in 1859. Since the 1893 edition, Lehmann has spelled it with the double t.
  • Schrotzbergstraße , laid out in the new Stuwerviertel in 1899 and named after the painter Franz Schrotzberg (1811–1889), member of the Vienna Academy (from 1843). He devoted himself primarily to portrait painting and was one of the most sought-after painters of representative female portraits in Vienna. His oil paintings of the imperial family and the high nobility often served as a template for portrait lithographs . Schrotzberg's opulent style was, however, controversial among his contemporaries.
  • Schüttelstraße , named in 1876 after the embankment that was required to build this street on the banks of the Danube Canal . Before the Danube regulation , the Prater was a flood-prone area; so a road was "filled up" that was higher than the surrounding area. The street used to be called Am Schüttel (e.g. around 1830) . The entire area around today's Schüttelstrasse was also previously called Schüttel , as rubble was deposited here to level the area. A more promotional name for part of the area has been Pratercottage since the late 19th century .
  • Schwarzenstockallee , named in 1891 after the Schwarzen Stockwasser , an old tributary of the Danube in the Freudenau area, which existed until the Danube was regulated in 1870/75. The avenue begins at the Lusthaus and gets lost in the Prater floodplain .
  • Schwarzingergasse , named in 1894 after the civil servant's wife Barbara Schwarzinger (1816–1891); she donated 200,000 crowns for what was then the Leopoldstadt Children's Hospital . The hospital at Oberen Augartenstrasse 26-28 was built in 1871/1872 according to plans by the architect Carl von Hasenauer , who carried out the planning free of charge. It opened in 1873 and expanded in 1886. In 1892/1893, thanks to Barbara Schwarzinger's donation, an extension was built and set up as an infection department. The hospital was closed in 1951; the building now houses the Martha Frühwirt Center for medical self-help groups . Before that , the alley was called Diagon Alley because it is not straight; the connection from today's Leopoldsgasse to today's Kleine Pfarrgasse, which was largely unobstructed at the time, was, without a name, to be found on the city map around 1830.
  • Schweidlgasse , named in 1890 after the civil servant Karl Schweidl (1819–1889), kk accountant ; he was a poor councilor in Leopoldstadt and a member of the district committee. Poor councils were men from around 1850 to 1918 who were responsible for looking after the poor in certain districts, distributing donations and benefices , issuing certificates of poverty, etc. The alley is to be extended by means of an underpass under the northern line through the urban development area of ​​the northern station to Vorgartenstrasse.
  • Schwemmgasse , named (date unknown, recorded in Lehmann 1864) after a former horse pond that was here around 1862–1873. A horse pond was a place in a body of water (here: on the Danube Canal ) where horses could be led into the water after work and cleaned. In the summer the heated horses were cooled in the water. Around 1830, the Städtische Körner-Magazin stood here across today's alley .
  • Sebastian-Kneipp-Gasse , 1900 in the newly created Stuwerviertel named after the Bavarian priest and hydrotherapist Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897). He is the namesake of the Kneipp medicine , a treatment method that includes water applications, plant ingredients, exercise and dietary recommendations. Kneipp established a spa center in Bad Wörishofen , in which 33,130 spa guests sought treatment in 1893.
  • Seitenhafenstraße , named in 1912 as the entrance to a port basin of the Freudenau harbor that was filled in in 1980 , which was called the Seitenhafen . The road originally ended as a dead end on the Danube Canal . Since 2011 the newly built side harbor bridge has been leading to the 11th district, Simmering . The road running from this bridge to the Freudenauer Hafenbrücke between the harbor and the Danube Canal is entered on the electronic city map of the Vienna city administration as part of the Seitenhafenstrasse. See also Freudenauer Hafenstrasse , Hafenzufahrtsstrasse and Handelskai .
  • Sellenygasse , named after the painter Joseph Selleny (1824–1875) in 1891 ; he took part in the Novara expedition from 1857 to 1859 and documented it. As a result he worked as a landscape painter , watercolorist , draftsman and lithographer . Selleny also made a name for himself as a horticultural architect ; He designed both the gardens of the Vienna City Park (see also Siebeckstrasse in the 22nd district of Donaustadt ) and that of Miramare Castle near Trieste.
  • Sillerweg , not officially named in 1934 after Franz Siller (1893–1924), President of the "Central Association of Allotment Gardeners, Settlers and Small Animal Breeders' Associations in Austria"; He played a leading role in the organization of the allotment garden movement in starving Vienna after 1918. The Sillerweg in the 11th district, Simmering , the Franz-Siller-Weg in the 12th district, Meidling , the Sillergasse and the Sillerplatz in the 13th district are also named after him District, Hietzing , Sillerstraße in the 19th district, Döbling , and Franz-Siller-Gasse in the 22nd district, Donaustadt . Path in the allotment garden "Wasserwiese" at the Stadionallee. The way was called 1927–1934 after Rudolf Boeck (1865–1927), painter and promoter of the settler movement, Rudolf-Boeck-Gasse .
  • Simon-Wiesenthal-Gasse , named in 2006 after the architect , publicist and writer Simon Wiesenthal (1908–2005). After his liberation from the Mauthausen concentration camp in May 1945, he made the “search for justice for millions of innocently murdered” his life's work. He founded the Documentation Center for Jewish Historical Documentation in Linz and later the Documentation Center of the Association of Jews Persecuted by the Nazi Regime in Vienna. The alley was previously since 1975 after the writer Franz Ichmann (1898-1965) Ichmanngasse .
  • Spielmannplatz , named after the chess master Rudolf Spielmann (1883–1942) in 2011 ; he participated in about 120 tournaments, of which he won 33. His greatest success was the tournament victory on the Semmering in 1926; Spielmann won ahead of Alexander Alekhine , Milan Vidmar , Aaron Nimzowitsch and Savielly Tartakower . His best historical rating was 2716; he reached it in January 1913. The square located directly next to the Ernst Happel Stadium interrupts the marathon route .
  • Sportklubstraße , named in 1912 after the sports facilities of the Vienna Athletic Sports Club (WAC) to which the street leads. In the early days, the football department was very successful. The hockey department , founded in 1900, is the club's flagship and the most important representative of this sport in Austria. In tennis , the WAC provides women's and men's national league teams as well as several youth, junior and senior teams. The club offers 19 clay tennis courts in the outdoor area, as well as two indoor clay courts and one hard court on its landscaped grounds in the Prater . The road was previously part of the well Prater Gürtelstraße mentioned Kronprinzenstraße .
  • Springergasse , named in 1872 after the imperial councilor Daniel Lazarus Springer (1614–1687); he was first a member of the Inner Council and then 1670–1673 and 1678–1679 mayor of Vienna . During his tenure, the Leopold Church was built and the bubonic plague broke out in Vienna. In 1680, as former mayor, he took part in the inauguration of the plague column on the Graben . Springer was the owner of the representative Gundelhof in the inner city. His successor was Johann Andreas von Liebenberg ; see Liebenberggasse in the 1st district of Innere Stadt .
  • Stadionallee , named in 1937 after the Prater Stadium (since 1992: Ernst-Happel-Stadion ), in the direction of which the avenue - coming from the stadium bridge - leads. The stadium was built in 1929–1931 according to plans by the architect Otto Ernst Schweizer and opened on the occasion of the 2nd Workers' Olympiad in 1931 (see also Olympiaplatz ). Schweizer also built the stadium pool next to it (the largest outdoor pool in Europe with 400,000 m²). The Praterstadion can now hold 50,865 spectators (previously up to 90,000) and is owned by the City of Vienna (Municipal Department 51 - Sports Office of the City of Vienna). The avenue was called 1874-1919 Kaiser-Joseph-Brücken-Allee and 1919-1937 Schlachthausbrückenallee (after the two previous names of the stadium bridge).
  • Stella-Klein-Löw-Weg , named in 2003 after the politician Stella Klein-Löw (1904–1986), teacher at a girls' high school in Mariahilf (from 1946), director of a high school in Floridsdorf (1950–1970). She was instrumental in building up the post-war SPÖ and was a district board member of the SPÖ Leopoldstadt. 1959-1970 she was a member of the National Council and SPÖ education spokeswoman. The Stella-Klein-Löw-Hof in Taborstrasse is also named after her.
  • Stemmerallee , named in 1891 after an old field name. The word component "Stemmer" is an old form for (tree) trunks and refers to the tree population in the Prater . Path in the allotment garden "Unteres Heustadelwasser".
  • Stoffellagasse , named in 1938 after the internist Emil Stoffella (1835–1912), private lecturer (from 1862), associate professor (from 1878) and professor of medical pathology and therapy at the University of Vienna (from 1882). He has written scientific articles on pulse measurement, hydrotherapy of typhus abdominalis, cholera and Graves disease, Koch's healing method, the fatty heart, epilepsy and hystero-epilepsy, symptoms of pericarditis and the treatment of tuberculosis . The street was previously called Emiliengasse .
The street of May Day in the Wurstelprater
  • Straße der Wiener Wirtschaft , named in 2018 after the Haus der Wiener Wirtschaft , an office building of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce , which has been on this street since 2019. With a used area of ​​around 22,000 square meters, 3,000 of which are used to look after around 140,000 members, the building is the largest service unit for companies in Austria. The street was previously the part of Walcherstraße that led into the Praterstern.
  • Street of the First May , 1920 named after the First May , on which the “Labor Day of the Labor Movement ” traditionally takes place as Labor Day or May Day . The May rallies of the Viennese workers took place here in the Prater from 1890 to 1918 . The march on May 1, 1890, with more than 100,000 participants, was the largest rally in the history of Vienna to date. Until 1907, the struggle for universal and equal suffrage (for men) was at the center of May celebrations. May celebrations have been taking place on Rathausplatz since 1921 . The street is the main street of the Wurstelprater and was previously called the Große Zufahrtsstraße (as the entrance to the grounds of the 1873 World Exhibition ).
  • Strawanzerweg , not officially named path in the Wurstelprater . Strawanzer is a dialect expression for drifters or rascals . In 1983 director Peter Patzak made the film Strawanzer (The Last Round) . In 1976 Die Original Wiener Schrammeln published the “Strawanzer March” in their album Im Prater, the trees are in bloom again .
  • Sturgasse , named in 1909 after the monk Michael Stur (1840–1909); he was provincial - that is, head of the order province - of the Brothers of Mercy in Leopoldstadt. The Brothers of Mercy of St. John of God are a Catholic order of nursing , the father of which is St. John of God (see St. John of God Square ). The Barmherzigen Brüder Hospital was founded in 1614 and is still in existence on Grosse Mohrengasse today; see also Trunnerstrasse .
  • Stuwerstraße , in 1898 in the newly projected district after the Danube regulation, named after the entrepreneur and pyrotechnician Johann Georg Stuwer (actually Johannes Stubenrauch , 1732–1802); Between 1773 and 1799 he was famous for his fireworks in the Prater and turned them into art spectacles. (The spectacles took place on the fireworks meadow around the site of today's Stuwerstraße.) For his fireworks, Stuwer used themes from mythology and the Bible and also staged depictions of battles. In 1784, in front of around 15,000 spectators in the Prater, Stuwer achieved the first manned balloon ascent in Austria. The Stuwerstraße gives its name to the Stuwerviertel , which used to be called swimming school corn , fireworks corn or fireworks square.
  • Südportalstrasse , named in 1904 as the southern access road to the rotunda built in 1873 on the site of the 1873 World's Fair . It later led to the south portal of the "exhibition grounds"; since it was closed, it has led past the southern edge of the site on which the new Vienna University of Economics and Business was built until 2013 . The street was previously called Auffahrtsstraße (driveway to the rotunda) from 1884–1904 ; its counterpart on the north side of the rotunda was the departure road (see north portal road ).


The synagogue on Tempelgasse, destroyed in 1938
  • Taborstraße , named (date unknown) after the Tabor fortification that secured the Danube bridge there and also served as a toll station. The road led from the Schlagbrücke (today: Schwedenbrücke ), the first bridge between today's old town and the later Leopoldstadt, to Tabor; Until 1698 the toll station was at today's Gaußplatz (20th district) and then Am Tabor (see there). The street is the oldest street in the district; it was mentioned in 1406 as Kremser Straße , in the 17th century it was called Hauptstraße . According to the project from 2011, the street wasextended to Vorgartenstraßeby means of an underpass under the northern railway in the northern train station urban development area .
  • Tandelmarktgasse , named (date unknown) after the Tandelmarkt that was located here for about 70 years. “ Tand ” is an outdated term for a pretty thing that has little value. The market trade in used clothing and various utensils took place in Vienna from 1404 on the Brandstätte (across from the giant gate of Sankt Stephan ). In 1614 the market was relocated to the Kärntner Tor (around today's Hotel Sacher ). After the expulsion of the Jews from Unteren Werd (today: Leopoldstadt), Emperor Leopold I granted the residents there the privilege in 1671 to hold a "Tandel Marckt" three days a week. From 1730 the market was again held exclusively at Kärntner Tor. In September 1859, the market was relocated to the arches of the viaduct under the white fermenters of the connecting railway (section main customs office – north station), which was completed in the same year .
  • Tempelgasse , named in 1862 after the Leopoldstadt Temple . The synagogue was built between 1854 and 1858 according to plans by Ludwig Förster and offered 2,000 seats. The temple was an example of the historicizing classicism or romantic historicism prevailing in Vienna in the middle of the 19th century and served as a model for numerous other European synagogues in the oriental style . With the exception of the side wings, the building was destroyed during the November pogroms in 1938 . The street was previously called Wällische Gasse (Wällisch = welsch ) and Quergasse ; 1938–1945 it was called Mohapelgasse (after the murder victim Josef Mohap (e) l, 1904–1925, who was politically taken over by the National Socialists).
  • Tethysgasse , named in 2014 after the former ocean Tethys , which existed in the Mesozoic. From its deposits arose through folding and a. the Alps. The geologist Eduard Suess named this sea after the Greek sea goddess Tethys , the sister and wife of the Titan Oceanus . Tethysgasse leads from Praterstrasse to Afrikanergasse, where Eduard Suess lived and died at number 9. At 11 m, Tethysgasse is Vienna's shortest street. See also Eduard-Sueß-Gasse in the 15th district, Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus .
  • Teuffenbachstrasse , named in ancient spelling in 1899 after the general Rudolf von Tiefenbach (1582–1653); In 1620 he took part in the Battle of White Mountain near Prague, with which Habsburg asserted his power in Bohemia , and in 1621 took over the supreme command of the imperial troops in Hungary . 1623-1631 he was field marshal under Wallenstein . Friedrich Schiller lets some members of his regiment appear in his drama Wallenstein's camp , who are called "Tiefenbachers". In 1650 Tiefenbach donated 20,000 guilders in Leopoldstadt, from whose interest poor girls received wedding equipment.
  • Thugutstrasse , named in 1877 after the statesman Johann Amadeus Franz von Thugut (1736–1818); from 1769 he was chargé d'affaires and from 1771 Internuntius of Austria with the Ottoman Empire in Constantinople . In 1793 he was appointed Foreign Minister of the states of the Danube Monarchy as the successor to Wenzel Anton Kaunitz . As a staunch opponent of Prussia , he secured Austria in the Third Partition of Poland in 1795 territorial gains. Thugut was also one of the decisive engines for the formation of the coalition against revolutionary France. After the victories of France, he resigned in 1801.
  • Tiergartenstrasse , named in 1876 after the Tiergarten am Schüttel that opened in 1863 . The zoologists Gustav Jäger and Alexander Ussner set up a zoo based on the latest scientific findings in the Prater ; the animals should be housed in an ambience appropriate to their natural habitat. Director was Friedrich Knauer ; see Friedrich-Knauer-Gasse in the 10th district, Favoriten . In 1864 the zoo had 230,000 visitors. In 1866, however, it had to close for economic reasons; the investors August Graf Breuner and Johann Nepomuk Wilczek had miscalculated (see Wilczekgasse in Favoriten). A brief revival from 1894–1901 had little success.
  • Tobogganplatz , not officially named place in the Wurstelprater . The Toboggan ride , a 25 meter high wooden slide tower, is located on the square . The toboggan was built in 1913 by the Russian showman Nikolai Kobelkoff under the name Teufels Rutsch . After its destruction in the Second World War , it was rebuilt in 1947 according to the original plans and completely renovated in 2008/09; it is a listed building .
  • Trabrennstraße , named in 1952 after the Krieau trotting track , which opened in 1878, in the eponymous Krieau , part of the Prater . The facility has a length of 1100 meters and a width of nine horses per starting row; their covering is sand. The grandstands built in the 1910s are functionally designed, three-storey reinforced concrete structures . Colorful majolica reliefs in the style of the Wiener Werkstätte are attached to the grandstand. Opposite is an administration building with half-timbered elements, which was built at the end of the 19th century. The trotting track (see map around 1925) was connected to the south-east of the rotunda (which burned down in 1937) ; the path between the two buildings was unnamed and the passage to Vorgartenstrasse was not yet available.
  • Trunnerstraße , named in 1890 after the monk Wunnibald Trunner (1829–1885), Prior of the Order of the Brothers of Mercy in Leopoldstadt. The hospital of the Barmherzigen Brüder , founded in 1614, was rebuilt by city architect Cajetan Miserovsky from 1883–1885 during the tenure of Wunnibald Trunner according to plans by Carl von Hasenauer , Otto Hofer and Anton Schönmann. See also Sturgasse .


  • Ulrichgasse , named in 1862 after the kitchen gardener Leopold Ulrich (1769–1847), member of the outer council , holder of the golden civil honor medal , last local judge of the suburb Jägerzeile, which was incorporated into Vienna in 1850 . The street was originally called Obere Fischergasse and then until 1862 Fischergasse .
  • Untere Augartenstrasse , named in 1862; the street leads - coming from the Augartenbrücke - to the Augarten , a 52.2  hectare public park with the oldest baroque gardens in Vienna. The former imperial hunting area was made accessible to the public in 1775 by Emperor Joseph II . The name of the Augarten comes from the fact that Emperor Ferdinand III. around 1650 had a small Dutch-style garden built in the formerly untouched meadow landscape . From 1777–1862 the street was called Neue Gasse . See also Obere Augartenstrasse .
  • Untere Donaustraße , named in 1857 after its course on the banks of the Danube Canal , the former Viennese arm of the Danube. The name "Danube Canal" was also used around 1700. The river was regulated for the first time in 1598–1600 and expanded again in the course of the Danube regulation around 1870. The name of the Danube is derived from the Danuvius of Roman times, but goes back to older roots. Danube , like the river names Dnepr , Dniester , Donets and Don, is possibly of Iranian or Celtic origin. The division of the Danube Street took place in 1857 at the start of Tabor Road at the Schwedenbrücke ; the upstream part of the road became the Upper Donaustraße , the downstream part became the Lower Donaustraße . From around 1700 the street was called Am hangenden Ort .


  • Venediger Au , named in 1905; the name probably refers to the exhibition “ Venice in Vienna ”, which was located here from 1895–1901. The amusement park was built by the entrepreneur Gabor Steiner ; see the Gabor-Steiner-Weg . The area around the street is also called Venediger Au , was first mentioned in 1377 and is a reminder of the old trade relations with Venice . However, at that time the area of ​​Jägerzeile (today: Praterstrasse ) was meant. The area northeast of it was later named Venediger Au ; Until 1945 it was part of the Wurstelprater, which was badly damaged in the war, and has been a park since 1949, since the Praterattactions north of the exhibition street were not rebuilt .
  • Vereinsgasse , named in 1862 after the club house of the Catholic Leopoldstadt journeyman's association , which was built here in 1856. The journeyman's association was initiated by the German priest Adolph Kolping (1813–1865). He founded numerous Catholic journeyman's associations (in Vienna in 1852), which later became the Kolping Society ; see Kolpingstrasse in the 23rd district, Liesing . The Kolping House at Vereinsgasse 4 is now a student residence. See also Bundesrealgymnasium Vereinsgasse .
  • Vivariumstraße , named in 1957 as a newly created traffic area after the former vivarium at the beginning of the main avenue in the Prater . The facility was initially built as a show aquarium in 1873 ; The head was the zoologist Friedrich Knauer (see Friedrich-Knauer-Gasse in the 10th district, Favoriten ). In 1888 the institute was merged with the Tiergarten am Schüttel (see Tiergartenstrasse ) and renamed the Vivarium . After its bankruptcy, the building was set up in 1903 as a research institute for experimental biology. In the Battle of Vienna in 1945 the building was burned down by the SS and in 1947 it was finally demolished. On a city map in the early 1950s, the street cannot even be seen as a project; there were warehouses east of the railway line.
  • Volkertplatz , named in 1872 after Count Volckhra, whose name was popularly corrupted as Volkert . As early as 1527, Wolfgang Volckhra was mentioned as court marshal , in 1555 Andreas Volckhra as court and colonel-hunter and Ferdinand Volckhra as truchess . The counts had extensive property here; the imperial chamberlain Otto Ferdinand Gottlieb Graf von Volckhra built a magnificent palace in 1662 at Tabor 22 (today in the block north of the square), which was surrounded by an English garden. Because of the family's over-indebtedness, the palace and property were transferred to Leopoldstadt citizens in 1783, converted into a boys' education home in 1830, converted into a metal goods factory in 1864 and demolished in 1903. The area around Volkertplatz was formerly called Am Volkert and was built between 1873 and 1875; she was part of for the former near North Station named Northern Railway district and today's Volkert quarter . The square is named for the Volkertmarkt . See also the Volkragasse in Hirschstetten in the 22nd district .
  • Volkertstrasse , named after Count Volckhra in 1872; see Volkertplatz .
  • Vorgartenstraße , named in 1903 after the term Vorgarten , the entrance area of ​​a property that lies between the building and the street and is designed as a garden. The name refers to the fact that the building regulations stipulated for this street in 1893 that front gardens be built in front of the houses. The street, which runs parallel to the Danube , extends in non-passable sections from Friedrich-Engels-Platz in the 20th district to the Stadion underground station in the 2nd district. The house numbering of the street begins, following the electronic city map of the Vienna city administration, in the north with the numbers 27 and 28. The northern section of the street in the 2nd district forms the northeast boundary of the urban development area Nordbahnhofgelände .


The Wehlistraße near the Franz-von-Assisi-Church
  • Wachaustraße , named in 1897 after the Wachau , the valley of the Danube between Melk and Krems . It is the most important Austrian wine-growing region . The name Wachau (in the spelling Vuachoua ) can already be found in a certificate from Emperor Otto I from the year 972. The Wachauer Hof community building is located on Wachaustraße .
  • Walcherstrasse , named after the Jesuit , mathematician and physicist Joseph Walcher (1719–1803), professor of the Hebrew language in Graz (1750–1751), professor of ethics in Vienna (1752), professor of logic and metaphysics (1753) and the experimental physics (1754) in Linz, professor of mathematics at the Theresianum in Vienna and at the University of Vienna (1755–1773). After the dissolution of the Jesuit order, he was director of navigation on the Danube from 1773–1783 , where he made special contributions to the blasting of the Donaufelens near Grein . (For a later demolition in this area, see Haussteinstrasse .) Walcher was then 1784–1797 assessor of the highest building management, 1797–1802 professor of mechanics and hydraulics at the Theresianum and 1802 director of mathematical and physical sciences at the University of Vienna. The street originally only two blocks long (Radingerstraße to Mexikoplatz, corner of Engerthstraße) was extended in 2003 on the former Nordbahnhof area by four blocks to the southwest until Lassallestraße joins Praterstern. In 2018 the part closest to the Praterstern was renamed Straße der Wiener Wirtschaft, because the Vienna Chamber of Commerce moved into its new headquarters there in 2019.
  • Waldsteingartenstraße , named in 1908 after the former Waldsteingarten on the main avenue . The traditional Prater inn "Zum schwarzen Adler" (first mentioned in 1802) was converted into a summer house in 1820 and bought by Prince Nikolaus II Esterházy in 1823 ; see Esterházygasse in the 6th district, Mariahilf . His son Paul III. Esterházy sold the property in 1857 to the major and imperial chamberlain Count Ernst Waldstein-Wartenburg (1821–1904); after him the forest stone garden got its name. The facility came into state ownership in 1873, was a catering business from 1922 and burned down in 1945. The street was previously called Esterházystraße after the previous owners .
  • Waschhausgasse , named in 1862 after the imperial court washhouse on the Danube Canal . The wash house in Leopoldstadt was laid out around 1650 and its main task was to wash the linen of the imperial court; it was originally located at (today's) Untere Donaustraße 7-15. Due to dilapidation, the laundry was relocated to a new building (Waschhausgasse 3 or Franzensbrückenstraße 30); the old wash house was demolished in 1834. The new laundry burned down during the October Revolution of 1848, but was rebuilt and converted into a federal laundry facility in 1919 . From 1924 it was a home for apprentices, in 1945 the building was destroyed.
  • Wasnergasse , named in 1885 after the ship master Josef Wasner (1815–1881); he was from 1874-1881 a member of the Vienna City Council for the Leopoldstadt district. The street that forms the northern boundary of the Augarten is entirely in the 20th district , which was separated from Leopoldstadt in 1900 ; the district border 2/20 runs along the Augarten wall. The street only has (odd) house numbers on its northern side; it was called Augartendamm until 1885 .
  • Wasserwiesenweg , named in 2002; the path leads to the clubhouse of the allotment garden club Wasserwiese . The allotment garden was created in 1916 under Emperor Franz Joseph I for economic reasons. The reasons provided were therefore only allowed to be used by the settlers to grow food, especially vegetables and potatoes, to plant fruit trees and to keep small animals. This function of the garden was also in the foreground in the war and post-war years of the Second World War . See also Klaschkaweg , Krammerweg and Sillerweg .
  • Wehlistraße , named in 1892 after the lawyer August von Wehli (1810–1892), real secret council, section head and interim head of the Imperial and Royal Ministry of the Interior, member of the manor house , vice-president of the Danube Regulation Commission . The street was called Admiral-Scheer-Straße from 1938 to 1945 after Reinhard Scheer .
  • Weintraubengasse , recorded as early as 1830, officially named in 1909 after the house sign "Zur Blaue Weintraube" on No. 2, next to the Carltheater ; Until 1895, the house was home to one of the most famous beer bars (!) in Vienna's suburbs. Weintraubengasse can be seen as a short cul-de-sac from Jägerzeile on the Vasquez city ​​map around 1830 and was expanded in stages in the 20th century (the Vienna house of the Renz circus was in the way) to Novaragasse; there the Kleine Stadtgutgasse is its extension.
  • World Trade Center , named in 2012 after the Vienna University of Economics and Business, which was called the University of World Trade from 1919–1975 . With 78 professors, 435 academic staff and around 25,900 students, it is the largest business university in Europe. The university was founded in 1898 as the kk export academy and was located in the Palais Festetics in the 9th district. In 1919 she moved to the 19th district and in 1982 to the University Center Althanstrasse . In 2009–2013, the new WU campus was built in the Prater, east of Messestrasse and north of Südportalstrasse ; World Trade Square, which connects the two streets through the campus area, was declared the new main address of WU in 2013 with house number 1.
  • Weschelstraße , named in 1906 after the civil servant Leopold Matthias Weschel (1786–1844), Imperial and Royal Court war clerk . He worked as a painter, writer and local historian and in 1824 published the extensive monograph Die Leopoldstadt bey Wien , which is an important source for the history of the district. The street was previously called Feldgasse .
  • Wilhelmine-Moik-Platz , named in 2009 after the trade unionist and politician Wilhelmine Moik (1894–1970); she was a member of the Vienna City Council ( SDAP ) from 1932 to 1934 and worked closely with the Chamber of Labor and the head of the women's department there, Käthe Leichter ; see the Käthe-Leichter-Gasse in the 13th district, Hietzing . From 1945–1962 she was a member of the National Council and was particularly committed to women's concerns and social issues. The square is a small area at the rear of the ÖGB “Catamaran” building.
  • Wittelsbachstrasse , named in 1876 after the Bavarian Wittelsbach dynasty (1180–1918), one of the oldest German aristocratic families . The headquarters are in Wittelsbach Castle in Aichach , Bavarian Swabia . The name refers to the fact that Empress Elisabeth , wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I , came from the House of Wittelsbach; see Elisabethstraße in the 1st district, Innere Stadt , the Elisabethallee in the 12th and 13th district and the former Elisabethpromenade , today's Rossauer Lände , in the 9th district, Alsergrund .
  • Wohlmutstrasse , named in 1899 after the master builder and sculptor Bonifaz Wolmut , who came from Überlingen on Lake Constance (also Wohlmuth and, for example, with Czeike , Wolmuet , around 1505–1579); He worked in Vienna from 1522, acquired Viennese citizenship in 1543 and became master of the guild of Vienna stonemasons in 1547 . After the first Turkish siege in 1529, he played a major role in rebuilding the suburbs. In 1547 he published a plan of Vienna which, as a detailed reproduction of the floor plan of the old town, is an important historical document. From 1559–1570 he was the imperial master builder at the Prague court and co-creator of all buildings of this period on the Hradschin ; He probably spent his old age in Vienna.
  • Wolfgang-Schmälzl-Gasse , incorrectly spelled 1898 after the schoolmaster, composer and poet Wolfgang Schmeltzl (around 1500 – around 1564). From 1540 to 1553 he was a teacher at the Vienna Schottenstift , where he had comedies performed on biblical themes and thus founded the German-language school drama in Austria. His praise to the highly praised and famous Khünigklichen Stat Wienn in Austria (1547) is an important work of Viennese cultural history. Schmeltzl collected Viennese folk songs and published them in collections.



  • Zirkusgasse , named after Circus Renz in 1862 . The German artist and circus director Ernst Renz (1815–1892) founded a traveling circus in 1842, settled in Berlin in 1846 and named his company "Circus Renz" from 1850 onwards. The Vienna Circus Renz was opened in 1854 in today's Zirkusgasse; it was 40 meters in diameter and had 3,559 seats. The building was rebuilt in 1883–1884. The circus had to close in 1897 and subsequently served as a variety theater . The building was badly damaged by an air raid in 1944 and demolished in 1957. The residential complex built in its place is called Renzhof . See also Ernst-Renz-Gasse . The street was previously called Große Fuhrmannsgasse .
  • Access road 1921 named after the former access road to the rotunda built in 1873 on the site of the 1873 World Exhibition ; its extension is the Südportalstrasse . The street was previously called Small Access Road from 1873 to 1921 ; the former large access road has been called Straße des Erste Mai since 1920 .
  • Zwerggasse , named in 1875 after the shortness of this alley (44 meters). “Dwarf” (from Old High German: twerc ) denotes, in colloquial language, a pejorative person with a short stature ; a property that was transferred here to a traffic route.

Historic street names

Leopoldstadt around 1830

Not included in this list are traffic areas in the 20th district, Brigittenau , which was spun off from the 2nd district in 1900 , in the Kaisermühlen district spun off in 1938 (today part of the 22nd district) and in Albern, which was part of the 2nd district in 1954/1955 (today part of the 11th district) . District).

  • Departure road: to the car departure from the rotunda; see north portal road
  • Adelengasse: see Mayergasse
  • Alleegasse: see Brigittenauer Lände
  • Alte Lusthausstraße: see Lusthausstraße
  • On Augartendamm: see Nordwestbahnstraße
  • On the Fugbach: see Fugbachgasse
  • Am Gottesacker: see Leopoldsgasse
  • On the Schüttel: see Schüttelstrasse
  • At the wood site: see Ferdinandstrasse
  • Antonsgasse: see Hammer-Purgstall-Gasse
  • On the heath: see Im Werd
  • Access road: for the car driveway to the rotunda; see Südportalstrasse
  • Augarten-Allee: see Heinestrasse
  • Augartendamm: see Wasnergasse
  • Augarten-Damm-Straße: see Obere Augartenstraße
  • Badgasse: see Haidgasse
  • Bräuhausgasse: see Malzgasse
  • Brunngasse: see Schmelzgasse
  • Concurrenzstrasse: see Nordportalstrasse
  • Czihakgasse: see Hillerstraße
  • Donaustraße: see Brigittenauer Lände
  • Drei-Herrgottgasse: see Novaragasse
  • Emiliengasse: see Stoffellagasse
  • Erlafstraße: see Arnezhoferstraße
  • Erzherzog-Karl-Platz (1884–1919 and 1935–1956): see Mexikoplatz
  • 1. Rondeau (in the Wurstelprater): see Calafattiplatz
  • Esterházystraße: see Waldsteingartenstraße
  • Feldgasse: see Weschelstraße
  • Fireworks avenue: see exhibition street
  • Flecksiedergasse: see Schwarzingergasse
  • Florianigasse: see Floßgasse
  • Forstmeisterallee: see Nordbahnstraße
  • Freilagergasse: existed between Franzensbrückenstrasse and Emiliengasse, access to warehouses beyond the connecting railway; later replaced by Vivariumstrasse
  • Eva-Popper-Gasse: see Eva-Popper-Weg
  • Gartengasse: see Novaragasse
  • Gärtnergasse: see Novaragasse
  • Große Ankergasse: see Hollandstraße
  • Große Fuhrmannsgasse: see Zirkusgasse
  • Große Gasse: see Große Sperlgasse
  • Große Hafnergasse: see Große Mohrengasse
  • Large access road: see May Day Road
  • Hauptgasse: see Große Sperlgasse
  • Herrengasse: see Große Sperlgasse
  • Hufgasse: see Rotensterngasse
  • Ichmanngasse: see Simon-Wiesenthal-Gasse
  • Jägerzeile: see Praterstrasse
  • Johannesgasse: see Nepomukgasse
  • Josef-Christ-Gasse: see Kafkastraße
  • Josephsgasse: see Karmelitergasse
  • Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse: see Heinestrasse
  • Kleine Ankergasse: see Hollandstrasse
  • Kleine Fuhrmanngasse: see Kleine Mohrengasse
  • Kleine Schiffgasse: see Franz-Hochedlinger-Gasse
  • Small access road: see access road
  • Krongasse: see Krummbaumgasse
  • Kronprinz-Rudolf-Strasse: see Lassallestrasse
  • Kronprinzstraße: see Rustenschacherallee or Schüttelstraße
  • Krumme Baumgasse: see Krummbaumgasse
  • Lagerhausstrasse: see Messestrasse
  • Machplatz: see Machstrasse
  • Magazingasse : see Körnergasse
  • Mariengasse: see Josefinengasse
  • Moroccan Lane: see Afrikanergasse
  • Mathildengasse: see Perinetgasse
  • Mittlere Gasse: see Haidgasse
  • Mohrengasse: see Große Mohrengasse
  • Müller-Cohen-Platz: see Anitta-Müller-Cohen-Platz
  • Neue Gasse: see Untere Augartenstrasse
  • Obere Fischergasse: see Fischergasse
  • Ochsnergasse: see Schmelzgasse
  • Prager Reichsstrasse: remainder of Vienna's historic arterial road towards Prague; see Alliiertenstrasse
  • Prater-Gürtelstraße: see Rustenschacherallee or Sportklubstraße
  • Prinzenallee: see Rustenschacherallee
  • Quergasse: see Hillerstraße
  • Rauchfangkehrergasse: see Kleine Pfarrgasse
  • Richtergasse: see Rotenkreuzgasse
  • Rüdigerstrasse: see Radingerstrasse
  • Rudolf-Boeck-Gasse: see Sillerweg
  • Santa-Lucia-Platz: see Elderschplatz
  • Schabdenrüsselgasse: see Czerningasse
  • Schalichstrasse: see Friedrich-Hillegeist-Strasse
  • Schavel-Allee: see Heinestrasse
  • Schauspielgasse: see Komödiengasse
  • Stephaniestraße: see Hollandstraße
  • Sterneckplatz: see Max-Winter-Platz
  • Detention center, Kknö .: see Karmelitermarkt
  • Strafhausgasse: see Leopoldsgasse
  • Theresiengasse: see Adambergergasse
  • Valeriestraße: see Böcklinstraße
  • Wedding corn: Nordportalstrasse or Perspektivstrasse
  • Vierundachtzigerplatz: see Elderschplatz
  • Volkswehrplatz (1919–1935): see Mexikoplatz
  • Wällische Gasse: see Tempelgasse
  • Diagon Alley: see Schwarzingergasse
  • 2. Rondeau (in the Wurstelprater): see Rondeau


  • Admiral-Scheer-Straße: see Wehlistraße
  • Eduard-Kremser-Gasse: see Ofnergasse
  • Mohapelgasse: see Tempelgasse
  • Reichsbrückenstraße: see Lassallestraße
  • Rollergasse: see Offenbachgasse
  • Schöneerstrasse: see Heinestrasse

Other historical topographical names



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  • Peter Csendes, Wolfgang Mayer: The Vienna Street Names , 1987
  • Anton Behsel: Directory of everyone in the Kaiser. royal Capital and residence city Vienna with its suburbs, with exact details of the older, middle and newest numbering, the current owners and signs, the streets and squares, the landed authorities, then the police and parish districts , Carl Gerold, Vienna 1829

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