regional | Austria’s heritage
Vienna Grätzel Stories (1/3) from Währing to Penzing
Large “institutions”, wine bars and pubs in the western suburbs were the beating heart of the capital. I took out the horse tram – if you have the money. Otherwise you had to walk. Through the walls zigzag lines around the city. The Shramil brothers used to play in the alleys by the vineyards when they were children. Her father sent talented boys to the conservatory, which was unusual for poor craftsmen. The workshops dominated the entire streets in the West. From mother-of-pearl to silk, everything has been processed here. In the middle of the 19th century, the first factories were established in the suburbs and peripheries. Among other things, dolls and toys were made. The first Westbahnhof with an entrance was built on Mariahilfer Strasse, not on the Gurtel. At that time, Mariahilfer Strasse was the central artery, and Gurtel was more like a park. Meanwhile, the incomparable gardens of the Rothschilds sprang up in Kobzel. The world-famous orchid nursery flourished here and was taken care of by English gardeners. Not only did they bring knowledge of gardening to Vienna, they also brought with them a sport: football. The sportsmanship of the city will be preserved, namely when the Vienna Football Club is founded.
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