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Encyclopedia > Ottakring
16th District of Vienna
Coat of Arms Map
Name: Ottakring
Area: 8.67 km²
Population: 86,129 (as of 2001)
Density: 9934.1 people per km²
Postal code: A-1160
Address of
District Office:
Richard-Wagner-Platz 19
A-1164 Wien
Official Website: www.wien.gv.at/ottakring/ (German)
E-Mail: post@b16.magwien.gv.at
Politics
District Director Franz Prokop(SPÖ)
First Deputy Karl Ehrlich (SPÖ)
Second Deputy Josef Müllek (FPÖ)
Representation
(58 Members)
SPÖ 30, FPÖ 12, ÖVP 8,
Green 7, Independent 1

Ottakring is the 16th district in Vienna. It was formed from the independent villages of Ottakring and Neulerchenfeld in 1892. 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, 1015 KB) Wappen des 16. ... Image File history File links Kartewien16. ... 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. ... 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. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Hungarian: Bécs) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

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Geography

The district of Ottakring is embedded in the western part of Vienna between the Gürtel (a substantial road around Vienna) and the hills of the Wienerwald (Vienna forest). The district of Hernals borders to the north, Josefstadt and Neubau to the east, and Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus and Penzing to the south. The highest points in the district are the Jubiläumswarte at 449 metres and the Gallitzenberg (also known as Wilheminenberg) at 388 metres. The canals of the Ottakringer Bach (Ottakring Stream) begin at Gallizenberg and originally flowed along what are today the streets of Ottakringer-Straße, Abelegasse, and Thaliastraße; through Lerchenfelderstraße and the Minoritenplatz; and into the Donaukanal, an arm of the Danube river. The buildings vary considerably in style. The working class settled around the industries and factories near the Gürtel, resulting in a dense checkerboard pattern of residential housing. A little further up is a collection of villas around the Ottakring cemetery surrounded by an extensive number of deciduous trees. The district is made up of 36.7% greenery (of which 22% are forest), 45.4% buildings, and 17.9% transportation. Thaliastraße is the busiest and most commercially important street in the district. A total of 1.23% of the land area is used for agriculture. The once important vinyards have mostly disappeared. Gardens are found primarily around Schloss Wilheminenberg (castle) and on the border to Penzing. The Gürtel (literally belt) is a substantial city ring road of Vienna. ... Wienerwald near Breitenfurt The Wienerwald (English: Vienna Woods) is a wooded promontory of the Alps in eastern Lower Austria, located at the border between the Mostviertel and the Industrieviertel, two of the four quarters of Lower Austria. ... Hernals is the 17th district of Vienna. ... Josefstadt is the eighth district of Vienna, with a population of 22,057 people (2001). ... Neubau is the seventh district of Vienna, with a population of 28,292 people (2001) within an area of 1,61 km². It consists of the former villages of Neubau, Altlerchenfeld, St. ... Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus is the 15th district of Vienna. ... Penzing is the 14th District of Vienna and consists of the boroughs of Penzing, Breitensee, Baumgarten, Hütteldorf and Hadersdorf-Weidlingau. ... Length 2,888 km Elevation of the source 1,078  m Average discharge 30 km before Passau: 580 m³/s Vienna: 1,900 m³/s Budapest: 2,350 m³/s Belgrade: 4,000 m³/s just before Delta: 6,500  m³/s Area watershed 817,000  km² Origin  Black Forest... Deciduous means temporary or tending to fall off (deriving from the Latin word decidere, to fall off). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


History

End station Ottakring of subway U3
End station Ottakring of subway U3
Heuriger in old Ottakring
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Heuriger in old Ottakring

In 1888, Franz Joseph I declared that he wanted to unite Vienna with the surrounding villages. The Lower Austrian government passed Eingemeindung der Vororten zu Wien (village annexation to Vienna) in 1890. On January 1, 1892, the resolution took effect. Despite initial resistance, the independent villages of Ottakring and Neulerchenfeld were united into the 16th district of Vienna. It had 106,861 residents. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 644 KB) Neues Zentrum von Ottakring bei der Endstation U3 * Beschreibung: Foto des neuen Zentrums an der Endstation der U3 Ottakring * Quelle: eigenes Foto erstellt am 16. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 644 KB) Neues Zentrum von Ottakring bei der Endstation U3 * Beschreibung: Foto des neuen Zentrums an der Endstation der U3 Ottakring * Quelle: eigenes Foto erstellt am 16. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 602 KB) Heuriger in Alt-Ottakring * Beschreibung: Foto eines der wenigen, erhalten gebliebenen Heurigen in Ottakring vor der Pfarrkirche Alt-Ottakring * Quelle: eigenes Foto erstellt am 16. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 602 KB) Heuriger in Alt-Ottakring * Beschreibung: Foto eines der wenigen, erhalten gebliebenen Heurigen in Ottakring vor der Pfarrkirche Alt-Ottakring * Quelle: eigenes Foto erstellt am 16. ... Heuriger (pronounced hoi-rigger, with the stress on the first syllable only) is the name given to many Austrian wine-drinking locales where patrons can experience Gemütlichkeit. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Franz Joseph I. Tomb of Franz Joseph I, flanked by wife Elisabeth and son Rudolf. ... Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) is one of the nine federal states or Bundesländer in Austria. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


After the annexation, the area experienced rapid growth. By 1910, 177,687 people lived in Ottakring. Though the number of employment opportunities was limited, the number of workers was extremely high. This encouraged industries to move to the area. After World War I, residential construction boomed. Between 1922 and 1934, 28 Gemeindebauanlagen (community housing) with more than 4,517 apartments were constructed. Among this number were the 1,587 large Wohnhausanlagen (condominiums), the first in Vienna. The economic collapse of the 1930s brought great adversity to the district with umemployment surging to over 50%. The Februaraufstand (February uprising) of 1934 brought major instability and fighting to the region. The local insurgency overpowered the army of the original social democratic party, and the residential buildings escaped mostly unharmed. There was however heavy fighting around the workers housing in the street Kreitnergasse. World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Insert non-formatted text hereInsert non-formatted text here--163. ... // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, SPÖ) is a political party in Austria. ...


After World War II, Ottakring belonged to the French-occupied zone of Vienna (which was divided into quarters and split among the Allies). The efforts to rebuild the area were slow at first and eventually even the oldest parts of the district were finally renovated. The French replaced the Negerdörfel barracks and construction continued. 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... Barracks are military housing. ...


When the subway line U3 was extended into Ottakring in 1998, the district area around the new end station was revitalised. The above-street-level end station earned the name Schwesterturm (literally Sister Tower, but originates from the German Krankenschwester, nurse) due to the secondary use of the building as a medical centre. The empty factories of an old tobacco company and the long-unused stores beneath the arches for the Schnellbahn (fast local trains) were converted into a tech school (HTL, see de:HTL in German). The centre of Vienna can be reached in 13 minutes via the subway. This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Politics

District Government

District Directors since 1945
Theobald Wiesinger (KPÖ) 4/1945-1946
Augustin Scholz (SPÖ) 1946-1964
Hans Hobl (SPÖ) 1964-1970
Josef Srp (SPÖ) 1970-1979
Alfred Barton (SPÖ) 1980-1996
Ernestine Graßberger (SPÖ) 1996-2004
Franz Prokop (SPÖ) 2004-present

The directorship was elected by a common vote until 1918. After that, the social democrats designated the district as a worker's district. On May 4, 1919, the social democrats gained the great majority of the vote and voted the railroader Johann Politzer to be District Director. He held the position until 1934, when the Patriotic Front party took power in Austria. After the fall of the Nazis in November 1945, the people were able to freely vote for the first time in 10 years. Of the 30 government positions, the SPÖ won 20 seats, ÖVP won 8, and KPÖ won 2. The SPÖ held their dominance for decades, until the start of the 1990's. In 1996, the FPÖ gained a lot of popularity at the expense of the SPÖ, with the SPÖ falling from 50.54% to 40.58%, and the FPÖ gaining 30.59%. The trend reversed itself in 2001, when the SPÖ rose back up to 49.45% and the FPÖ fell down to 20.86%. The Greens took 12.54% in 2001, putting them at almost the same level as the ÖVP, which took 13.13%. The Liberal Forum lost almost half of their support and with 2.47% took only one seat representation. The Communist Party of Austria (German: Kommunistische Partei Österreichs) is a communist party from Austria. ... 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 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 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. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... The Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, SPÖ) is a political party in Austria. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Vaterländische Front (VF, English: Patriotic Front) was a right-wing Austrian political party. ... The term National Socialism has been used in self-description by a number of different political groups and ideologies, some of which have no connection with the Nazis; see National socialism (disambiguation). ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, SPÖ) is a political party in Austria. ... The Austrian Peoples Party or Österreichische Volkspartei is an Austrian political party. ... The Communist Party of Austria (German: Kommunistische Partei Österreichs) is a communist party from Austria. ... 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 ...


Coat of Arms

The left half of the coat of arms stands for the once-independent town of Ottakring. The mountains symbolise the three important features of Ottakring: Jubiläumswarte, Gallitzinberg and Predigtstuhl. The shield with cross and mitre stands for the former monastery in Klosterneuburg. The right half of the coat of arms illustrates where the name of Neulerchenfeld comes from. A larch tree (German: Lärche) with circling larks (German: Lerche) sits in a field (German: Feld), giving the name Neulerchenfeld. A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... Klosterneuburg is a city in Lower Austria with a population of 24,442. ... Species About 12; see text Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. ... Genera Mirafra Pinarocorys Heteromirafra Certhilauda Chersomanes Eremopterix Ammomanes Alaemon Ramphocoris Melanocorypha Calandrella Spizocorys Eremalauda Chersophilus Galerida Pseudalaemon Lullula Alauda Eremophila Larks are passerine birds of the predominantly Old World family Alaudidae. ...


Economy

Industries settled quickly in the district after it was united into Vienna. In 1898, for example, the tobacco factory opened in Thaliastraße. Photo industry (eg, Herlango) and machinery factories (e.g., Österreichische Industriewerke Warchalowski, Eißler & Co. AG) were notable new companies to settle in Ottakring. The largest employer was the textile industry. Following World War II, many of the industries were outsourced to other areas, which created a marked difference between the living areas and the abandoned factories. The most well-known services still operating in Ottakring are the Ottakring Brewery and the coffee roaster Julius Meinl. 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (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...


Sightseeing

  • Ottakring Brewery
  • the Flötzersteig incineration plant
  • Jubiläumswarte
  • Schloss Wilhelminenberg (castle)
  • Kuffnersche Observatory
  • The "Zur 10er Marie" heuriger (wine pub)

Heuriger (pronounced hoi-rigger, with the stress on the first syllable only) is the name given to many Austrian wine-drinking locales where patrons can experience Gemütlichkeit. ...

Famous People from Ottakring

  • Ludwig Gruber, composer, singer, writer, and conductor
  • Josef Weinheber, lyricist and essayist
  • The Schrammel brothers, composers


Districts of Ottakring
Neulerchenfeld - Ottakring


This article is about the city and federal state in Austria. ...

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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Ottakring is a district situated 3 km west of the city centre of Vienna.
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In Ottakring you will find few attractions, mainly churches.
Ottakring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (959 words)
It was formed from the independent villages of Ottakring and Neulerchenfeld in 1892.
The district of Ottakring is embedded in the western part of Vienna between the Gürtel (a substantial road around Vienna) and the hills of the Wienerwald (Vienna forest).
Despite initial resistance, the independent villages of Ottakring and Neulerchenfeld were united into the 16th district of Vienna.
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