Moulin Rouge (Vienna)

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The Moulin Rouge in Vienna

The Moulin Rouge was an event in local Walfischgasse 11 in the Inner City in Vienna .


In 1884 after the regulation of Walfischgasse, a residential building was built instead of stables, owned by Count Nikolaus Esterházy and, from 1911, Benjamin Mautner-Meisels. Later, a pavilion-like side wing was added on the west side of the building, in which an establishment could be accommodated. "Not only the building, but also the architecture had a provisional character, a little set, turned outward, a little bit of a secret of the showroom." ( Friedrich Achleitner ). No information is available about the structure itself and its creation. A note from 1909 about an extension for which Franz Quidenus is named as the client and / or architect could be the date of construction. The redesign of the interior carried out by Carl Witzmann in 1932 can be verified .

1913 was the locality Establishment Grand Gala, before it Palais de danse - Moulin Rouge in the 1930s to the Revue Stage Moulin Rouge was. Fritz Grünbaum and Franz Engel were the artistic directors .

During the Second World War, the Leaning Lantern cabaret was located here with the attached Rio Rita Bar . A bomb struck the roof on April 8, 1945 did no major damage. After the war, the Moulin Rouge was built in its current form as a variety club with a capacity of 240 people.

In 1974, Heinz Werner Schimanko bought the Revue Bar and ran it until the early 1990s. Because "the [Moulin Rouge] could no longer be operated seriously", he leased it to Peter Zanoni for 120,000 shillings . This operated as managing director of the Moulin Rouge Casino and Gastronomiebetriebsges. mb H used the property as a card casino. In April 2000 the company applied for compensation . Schimanko as the owner was still confident that compensation would be accepted. In early July, however, the bankruptcy was opened. The debts of the Moulin Rouge Casino, which was run by Zanoni until May, amounted to 70 million shillings. After the lease payments failed to materialize, Schimanko terminated the contract. At that time, two groups of investors, an Asian and an Austrian, were interested in the property to continue running the card casino. The latter already operated card casinos.

Who owns the Moulin Rouge currently (as of February 2012) is unknown. Until at least the end of 2011, the property was used as a venue for events and clubbing under the name Moulin Rouge Vienna . The operator is / was a Milano Entertainment.

In December 2012, after a year of renovation, a Vapiano restaurant opened in the building.


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Individual evidence

  1. Werner Schimanko died of heart failure. In: / Austria Press Agency , November 23, 2005. Accessed on February 24, 2012.
  2. a b Two new prospects for the Moulin Rouge. In: Wirtschaftsblatt , May 3, 2000. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Moulin Rouge: Follow-up bankruptcy. In: Wirtschaftsblatt, July 5, 2000. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  4. Treasury wants 1.4 billion. In: Wirtschaftsblatt / APA , July 5, 2000. Accessed February 24, 2012.
  5. ↑ List of organizers ( Memento of the original from January 30, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on (search for Moulin Rouge several times). Retrieved February 24, 2012. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. See entry in Herold .at: “Moulin Rouge Vienna, Walfischg 11, 1010 Vienna, [mobile phone number], email […] @, Internet”, as of February 24, 2012.
  7. , from December 12, 2012