Walk with Werner Rosenberger: “Hietzing. Von Künstlervillen & Künstlerleben” (“Hietzing: Of artists’ mansions & artists’ lives")
Hietzing is different, special and unique. Vienna’s third largest district still has the flair of that time:
Since the construction of the summer residence of the Austrian imperial family by Maria Theresia, the mansion district between the Lainz Zoo and Schönbrunn has become home to actors, painters, musicians, writers and many other artists.
Where did the protagonists of Viennese operetta, Leo Fall and Hubert Marischka, call home? Where did the Burgtheater “discoverer,” comedian Heinrich Eisenbach, who is largely unknown today, reside? And how did “Aunt Leo” get from Hietzing to Hollywood? In his book Werner Rosenberger tells amazing stories and anecdotes about famous Hietzingers and their houses – from back then to now.
Werner Rosenberger, born in 1957, lives in Vienna. As a journalist he has written for GEO, profil, Trend and the Diners Club Magazin, has been the arts editor at Kurier since 1994 and has authored numerous travel reports. The results of his historical research are the books Im Cottage. Wiens erste Adressen und ihre berühmten Bewohner (2014), Auf der Hohen Warte. Flair & Mythos des berühmten Wiener Villenviertels (2015) and Glamouröse Wienerinnen. Frauen mit dem gewissen Etwas (2016), all published by Metroverlag.
Set off together with the author on a search for traces in the Hietzing cottage district – in the form of a walk in small groups of max. 10 people and maintaining a proper distance!
Contribution towards expenses: € 10
Meeting point: Hietzing, Am Platz, in front of the Archduke Maximilian monument
Duration: about 1.5 hours
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