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Dr Karl Lueger Platz
 

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Dr Karl Lueger Platz - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorma taken form the edge of Dr Karl Lueger Platz in Vienna. This picture shows the statue and garden in the square, surrounded on three sides by tall office and apartment blocks. The fourth side opens up onto Parkring, part of the main ring road round inner Vienna.

Dr Karl Lueger Platz - FURTHER INFORMATION

Dr Karl Lueger Platz - Vienna visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Dr Karl Lueger Platz' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Wien.

Dr Karl Lueger Platz is at the northwest corner of Stadtpark in Vienna, just opposite the MAK (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst). In the square is a statue to Dr Karl Lueger, who was elected Mayor of Vienna five times between 1897 and 1910. Lueger was aggressively anti-Semitic, blaming the Jews for Vienna's financial problems. Emperor Franz Joseph refused to support him during his first four terms of office, but accepted his power after Lueger was re-elected for the fifth time.

Dr. Lueger is known to have had some influence on Adolf Hitler, who was in Vienna at the time as a young man. In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler claims he learned anti-Semitism from both Lueger and another person, Georg Schonerer, who had been imprisoned for ransacking the offices of the Jewish owned newspaper Neuss Wiener Tagblatt and assaulting the Jewish employees.

ADDRESS

Dr Karl Lueger Platz
1010 Wien



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Bus: Stubentor (Weiskirchnerstraße) (N25, N26, N36, N38, N58, N60, N66, N67)
U-Bahn: Stubentor (U3)
Tram: Stubentor (1, 2)



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