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Encyclopedia > Favoriten
10th District of Vienna
Coat of Arms Map
Name: Favoriten
Area: 31.8 km²
Population: 147,636 (as of 2001)
Density: 4,643 people per km²
Postal code: A-1100
Address of
District Office:
Keplerplatz 5
A-1100 Wien (see image below)
Official Website: www.wien.gv.at/favoriten/ (German)
E-Mail: post@b10.magwien.gv.at
Politics
District Director Hermine Mospointner (SPÖ)
First Deputy Günther Titz (SPÖ)
Second Deputy Klemens Rehse (FPÖ)
Representation
(60 Members)
SPÖ 35, FPÖ 14, ÖVP 6,
Greens 4, LIF 1
The Amtshaus (Magistratisches Bezirksamt), Favoriten's administrative centre, was built in 1881-82 and is one of the few red brick buildings to be found in Vienna today.
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The Amtshaus (Magistratisches Bezirksamt), Favoriten's administrative centre, was built in 1881-82 and is one of the few red brick buildings to be found in Vienna today.
The Favoritenstraße is Favoriten's main artery. One of Vienna's first car-free zones, it is close to the Viktor-Adler-Markt (to the left).
The Favoritenstraße is Favoriten's main artery. One of Vienna's first car-free zones, it is close to the Viktor-Adler-Markt (to the left).

Favoriten is the 10th district of Vienna. The name comes from Favorita, a semi-baroque palace complex that once served as a hunting castle but today is a gymnasium (secondary school) in the 4th district (Wieden). The customs facilities at the original southern border of Vienna were known as the Favoriten-Linie (Favoriten Line), and the houses nearby were known as the Siedlung vor der Favoriten-Linie (Settlement behind the Favoriten Line). Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Hungarian: Bécs) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (946x1217, 878 KB) Wappen des 10. ... Image File history File links Kartewien10. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A postal code is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1238 KB) Photo by Peter Binter, from the German Wikipedia. ... The Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, SPÖ) is a political party in Austria. ... The Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, SPÖ) is a political party in Austria. ... The Austrian Freedom Party (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, abbreviated to FPÖ) is an Austrian political party usually associated with the name of Jörg Haider. ... The Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, SPÖ) is a political party in Austria. ... The Austrian Freedom Party (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, abbreviated to FPÖ) is an Austrian political party usually associated with the name of Jörg Haider. ... The Austrian Peoples Party or Österreichische Volkspartei is an Austrian political party. ... The Greens-Green Alternative (Die Grünen - Die Grüne Alternative (Grüne) in German) is a political party in the Austrian parliament. ... This article is part of or related to the Liberalism series Categories: Politics stubs | Liberal related stubs | Liberal parties | Austrian political parties ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1238 KB) Photo by Peter Binter, from the German Wikipedia. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1238 KB) Photo by Peter Binter, from the German Wikipedia. ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2540 KB) Photo by KF, September 2005. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2540 KB) Photo by KF, September 2005. ... Venice (J.H. Crawford) Auto-free zones are also known as car-free zones and pedestrianised zones. ... Victor Adler (June 24, 1852 Prague - November 11, 1918 Vienna) was an Austrian Social Democratic leader. ... Street markets such as this one in Rue Mouffetard, Paris are still common in France. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Hungarian: Bécs) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens: dynamic figures spiral down around a void: draperies blow: a whirl of movement lit in a shaft of light, rendered in a free bravura handling of paint In arts, the Baroque (or baroque) is both a period and the style that dominated it. ... A gymnasium is a type of school of secondary education in parts of Europe. ... Wieden is the fourth district of Vienna. ...

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History

In 1874, the former settlement of Favoriten was annexed by Vienna as the 10th district. The first district director was the well-known Johann Steudel, who ran a tavern in the former settlement. The district expanded its borders quickly as industries and the associated housing grew in the area. After World War II, Vienna was divided into quarters and split among the Allies, and Favoriten belonged to the Soviet-occupied sector. Favoriten was last expanded in 1954, when the former villages of Rothneusiedl, Oberlaa and Unterlaa were annexed to the district. 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... When spelt with a capital A, Allies usually denotes the countries that fought together against the Central Powers in World War I and against the Axis Powers in World War II. For more information, see the related articles: Allies of World War I and Allies of World War II. Other... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

The district has the districts Meidling to the west, Liesing to the southwest, Margareten and Wieden to the north, and Simmering to the east. The Südbahn serves Favoriten in the north and South Stationlies in the northeast. The rails run through Wienerberg (Vienna Mountain) and Laaer Berg (Laa Mountain) to Liesingtal (Liesing Valley) in the south, where the Lower Austrian towns of Hennersdorf, Leopoldsdorf and Schwechat are. Meidling is the 12th district of Vienna in the South-Western part of the city, south of the Wienfluss, west of the Gürtel and east and southeast of Schönbrunn palace. ... Liesling is the 23rd district of Vienna. ... Margareten is the sixth district of Vienna. ... Wieden is the fourth district of Vienna. ... Simmering is a cooking technique in which foods are cooked in hot liquids kept at or just barely below the boiling point of water (at average sea level air pressure), 100 °C (212 °F). ... The Austrian Southern Railway (German Südbahn) was a former railway company during the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. ... Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) is one of the nine federal states or Bundesländer in Austria. ... Schwechat is a city on the south-eastern outskirts of the Austrian capital Vienna. ...


Infrastructure

Favoriten is the most populous of the districts of Vienna. Most of Favoriten's residential area is composed of a variety of houses that are over 100 years old as well as community housing developments (such as the Hansson-Siedlung). The district also has numerous industries. There are recreational areas in the southern part of the district, such as the Kurpark Laaer Berg (Treatment Park of Laa Mountain), which, in 1974, joined the Kurzentrum Oberlaa (Treatment Centre of Upper Laa), a sulphur springs, and the recreational centre at Wienerberg. On the north side of Laaer Berg, a small theme park, the Böhmischer Prater, was built in 1882. Furthermore, the Ernst Kirchweger Haus (EKH), a squatted social centre, is situated in Favoriten. 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Ernst Kirchweger House in September 2005. ... This article is about occupying land without permission. ...


Landmarks

  1. Spinnerin am Kreuz
  2. Wasserturm

Politics

District Government

District Directors from 1945
Eduard Friemel (KPÖ) 4/1945-7/1945
Karl Kempf (KPÖ) 7/1945-1946
Karl Wrba (SPÖ) 1946-1966
Emil Fucik (SPÖ) 1966-1977
Josef Deutsch (SPÖ) 1977-1984
Leopold Prucha (SPÖ) 1984-1994
Hermine Mospointner (SPÖ) 1994-present

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Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of the 10th district is a shield divided into six parts:

  • In the upper-left corner is the coat of arms of the former village of Favoriten. It shows the Apostle John, the patron saint of the Pfarrkirche church at Keplerplatz, wearing a green cape and a blue robe. He is holding a ink feather and the Gospel. An eagle is shown next to him.
  • In the upper-right, a well made of shell stands against a blue background and symbolises Oberlaa. This reminds us of the healing springs and the treatment centres of the district.
  • In the lower-left, a red kiln and a flowing stream symbolise Rothneusiedl. It reflects the importance of the brick industry at Wienerberg and Laaerberg.
  • In the lower-right, Inzersdorf-Stadt is represented by golden wine grapes with spikes from the top, reminiscent of the once economically-important vineyards.
  • The lower part shows a red Maltese Cross on a golden background, and symbolises Unterlaa and the Knights Hospitaller that ruled the area until the end of the 13th century.
  • The centre part symbolises the district as a whole, an attribute not shared by any other district, and displays the Spinnerin am Kreuz, a symbol of Favoriten.

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Literature

  • Kinz, Maria: Lebenswertes Favoriten. Wien: J&V / Dachs, 1992. ISBN 3-85058-083-0.
  • Fink, Heinz: Tramway in Favoriten. Wien: Eigenverlag (1010 Wien, Salvatorgasse 10/2), 2004.

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External links

  • Wiener Bezirke: Favoriten (in German)


Districts of Favoriten
Favoriten - Inzersdorf-Stadt - Oberlaa - Rothneusiedl - Unterlaa


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Districts of Vienna
I. Innere Stadt | II. Leopoldstadt | III. Landstraße | IV. Wieden | V. Margareten | VI. Mariahilf | VII. Neubau | VIII. Josefstadt | IX. Alsergrund | X. Favoriten | XI. Simmering | XII. Meidling | XIII. Hietzing | XIV. Penzing | XV. Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus | XVI. Ottakring | XVII. Hernals | XVIII. Währing | XIX. Döbling | XX. Brigittenau | XXI. Floridsdorf | XXII. Donaustadt | XXIII. Liesing

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