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Address: Vienna, Austria
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Private 3-Hour History Tour: Architecture of Red Vienna
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Impressive how Vienna built public housing after WW1

Shortly after WW1 the city of Vienna (no more emperors then) starting building major public/social housing complexes. The Karl marx Hof is the most impressive one, and the other... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2016
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Hasselt, Belgium
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

Barely mentioned in tourist info or guidebooks but this is well worth the trip and easily found - facing you as you exit the station at Heiligenstadt Line 4. You can just wander around the gardens and pathways admiring the well maintained and distinctive design features. But there's also a fascinating museum based in the laundry building. Unfortunately its only... More 

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Reviewed March 6, 2016

This was mentioned to me in passing, and when I was in Vienna took the U-Bahn out to see it. Right across from the station, massive architecturally significant apartment complex built in 1927-30 (renamed during the Nazi era), name returned after the war, recently renovated, and a popular place to live I understand.

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Reviewed January 25, 2016

Shortly after WW1 the city of Vienna (no more emperors then) starting building major public/social housing complexes. The Karl marx Hof is the most impressive one, and the other one is the Rabenhof in the 3rd district. This really helped in the 1920's- and still helps now - to propose low cost and good quality housing to many people! An... More 

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Reviewed April 30, 2015

To see one of the great public housing successes take line 4 to Heiligenstadt and exit towards 24 - Februar. There you will see the housing complex built from 1927-1930 to house the working classes of Vienna. It was a community project intended to provide decent housing and community services. It still stands today as a testament to successful social... More 

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'm a bit of a fan of landmark architecture and I'm a History teacher so, with my 24 hour metro pass I decided to make the effort of heading out to the end of line 4 to see this housing complex. At over 1km long, it was originally constructed when Vienna was run by Socialists in its 'red' phase (1920-34).... More 

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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a very interesting building in 'the red Vienna' which nicely depicts the social building all over the town. Worth seeing.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Very interesting to visit and see how this monument to socialism lives now. I would say, socialism in its best :-)

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Vienna’s poshest green leafy suburb is also its most romantic hotspot. Walk up Grinzinger Strasse with its many historic wine taverns. The tops of nearby Nussberg and Reisenberg hills make for great strolls through the vineyards, and the occasional discovery of a hidden winery. Popular local weekend hangouts are Neustift am Walde with even more great wine taverns, and café restaurant Cobenzl, up on Cobenzl hill – fantastic for great vistas of Vienna. The woodland around Kahlenberg has a wonderful and not too strenuous hiking path - just don't forget the insect repellent. If you have adventurous children, take them to Waldseilpark Kahlenberg (forest rope park Kahlenberg). A must-do if you want a taste of the Vienna Woods is a stop at Josefinenhütte next door with its great food, cosy interiors and wonderful outdoor space.
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