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It was in Hietzig, Vienna's most stylish district, not far from Schönbrunn park or the lower slopes of the Vienna Woods, that industrialists, artists and intellectuals such as Alban Berg, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt made their homes. Nowadays, it is the capital's prime residential district. Its timeless atmosphere is particularly apparent in the streets between Lainzerstrasse and Maxingstrasse. The district has been the backdrop to a number of historical events. Firstly, on the Am Platz next to the Church of Maria Geburt is the Hietzinger Heimat Museum which has an extensive collection of documents about the painter, Egon Schiele. The nearby Dommayer ballroom, still used today, echoes to the astounding success of the concert conducted by Johann Strauss the Younger on 15 October 1844, despite his father's ban, and the resulting clash between the two. The quiet streets of Hietzing also have numerous examples of different architectural styles, Biedermeier houses and modernistic creations which illustrate the entire history of the architecture of private houses in Vienna from 1900 to 1932. A notable example is the Lebkuchenhaus or «Gingerbread House» (1914), the Villa Primavesi by Josef Hoffmann (1913-1915) which houses the city's cultural department and the Hornerhaus by Adolf Loos (1912). The Werkbundsiedlung is an estate of 70 houses built in 1932, many of which were designed by avant-garde architects based on the principles of the Werkbund, a movement which combined the search for new forms of construction with industrialised working methods.

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  • Address : Maxingstrasse A - 1130 Wien1130Wien

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