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Encyclopedia > Landstraße

Landstraße (literally "country road" in German) is the third district of Vienna. It has 81,281 inhabitants (2001) in an area of 7.42 km². It has existed since approximately 1200 AD. In the neighbourhood of Erdberg the English king Richard the Lionheart was captured in 1192 after the unsuccessful third crusade. Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Events University of Paris receives charter from Philip II of France Births Matthew Paris, English Benedictine monk and chronicler (approximate date). ... Richard I (September 8, 1157 – April 6, 1199) was King of England from 1189 to 1199. ... Events The Third Crusade ends in disaster. ... This article is about historical Crusades . ...


To tourists, it is mostly known for the 18th century castle and gardens of Belvedere, the residence of Eugene of Savoy which today houses the Austrian Gallery. Another residence was built by the Russian envoy to Vienna, Count Razumovsky. A more recent point of interest is the Hundertwasserhaus block of flats (apartment block) designed in a dream-like style by the architect and painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... The Belvedere is a baroque palace complex built by Prince Eugene of Savoy in the 3rd district of Vienna, south-eastern from the citys center. ... Eugene of Savoy (part of a statue in front of the Hofburg in Vienna) François-Eugène, Prince of Savoy-Carignan, known as Prinz Eugen in German (October 16, 1663-April 24, 1736) was a noted general. ... Portrait of Andreas Razumovsky Count, later Prince Andrey Kyrillovich Razumovsky, or: Rasumovsky (November 2, 1752 – September 23, 1836) was a Russian diplomat who spent many years of his life in Vienna. ... The Hundertwasser House Vienna (German Hundertwasserhaus) is an apartment house in Vienna, Austria, designed by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. ... Friedrich Stowasser (December 15, 1928, Vienna - February 19, 2000, Pacific Ocean near New Zealand), better known as Friedensreich Hundertwasser, was an Austrian artist and architect. ...


Austrian Chancellor Metternich (1773-1859) once remarked that "Asia begins at the Landstraße" — which was then a mere road out of Vienna towards the east. Klemens Wenzel von Metternich Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar Fürst von Metternich-Winneberg-Beilstein (May 15, 1773 – June 11, 1858) (sometimes rendered in English as Prince Klemens Metternich) was an Austrian politician and statesman and perhaps the most important diplomat of his era. ... 1773 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...



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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