For much of its history, Vienna’s second district, Leopoldstadt, was on the wrong side of the Danube Canal, so to speak. Across the water from the elegant city centre, the Karmeliterviertel (Carmelite quarter) – situated around a market place and named after a Carmelite monastery that no longer stands – was packed with coffeehouses and vaudeville theatres. Until the Second World War it was also largely Jewish. After the war, however, the area became poor and seedy. “Historically, the first district was opera, the second was the waltz,” says…
Tramlines on a Leopoldstadt street
Inside the home of local resident Heiri Häfliger
Auditorium of the Theater Nestroyhof Hamakom
Promenaders by the canal
OfRoom material agency
Offices of the architect Gregor Eichinger
Song boutique with owner Myung-Il Song behind the counter
Neni im Zweiten
Skopik + Lohn
Judith Fegerl’s house
Markus Huber’s home
Lisa Höfling and family
Resident Irene Moser
Huber’s sitting roo
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