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8. District – Josefstadt

Illustrious personalities in an outer city neighborhood

8. District – Josefstadt

Illustrious personalities in an outer city neighborhood

Highlights

  • Palais Auersperg, baroque summer residence
  • Theater in der Josefstadt, the oldest theater in Vienna still in operation
  • Piaristenkirche (Church of the Piarist Order, formally, Maria Faithful) with ceilings by the baroque fresco painter Franz Anton Maulbertsch

Why is the baroque Palais Auersperg popularly known as the “Palais Rosenkavalier”? here did Gustav Klimt live with his cats? Who published a weekly magazine focused on the culture of love and the erotic and was among the first victims of the Nazis? Are you familiar with Camillo Castiglioni, one of the richest men in Europe and most important financier of Max Reinhardt (founder of the famed Salzburg Festival) and his Theater in der Josefstadt? Who was the wealthy banker, who was a patron of Mozart, and why was his patronage significant? Why was a Catholic nun sentenced to death and executed? – Walking through Vienna’s smallest district you will get to know these personalitiesand learn about their lives.

Meeting point: 1080 Wien, Auerspergstraße 1, in front of Palais Auersperg
Tour ends: 1080 Wien, Landesgerichtsstraße

About 1.5 hours

Group size: up to 20 people

Tour starts at 150,- Euro.

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Meeting point

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