Residential Municipality Buildings: So-called “Gemeindebau”

Learn a few or more facts about the way people in Austria live in the early days by paying a visit in this location!

Acquainted with a socialist lifestyle. Here a dog excretes its turd onto the fresh green lawn; there a mom screams at a howling child, then your nose encounters the whiff of some roast or some dogs muck; there an old man or woman is gazing out of his/her window for hours …

The so-called “Gemeindebauten” belong to Vienna at least as much as the silhouette of the Stephansdom. The first Gemeindebauten were built by the Social Democratic Party of Austria during the period of Austrian’s first republic for improving living conditions for workers back then.

location: heiligenstädterstrasse. the infamous karl marx hof is a prime example of austrian “gemeindebau” architecture! | how to get there: metro u4 to heiligenstadt (you can’t miss it!)

by Claudia Wallner

written by fookshit on 2009-11-11 #places #vienna #location #vienna-city-guide #residence #city-guide-vienna #gemeindebau

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