Book presentation: Werner Rosenberger Auf der Hohen Warte: Flair & Mythos des berühmten Wiener Villenviertels
"Under every gravestone,” wrote Heinrich Heine, “is a story.” Behind every doorway as well, as Werner Rosenberger shows in his new book Auf der Hohen Warte: Flair & Mythos des berühmten Wiener Villenviertels.
Hohe Warte is the terminus of tram no. 37 and the place where we get our weather reports from. Since the end of the nineteenth century this wealthy district has above all been a lustrous and fascinating bourgeois Jewish cosmos. Sigmund Freud spent his summers there, and it is the site of the villa of the Ankerbrot founders Heinrich and Fritz Mendl, and the residence of the composer Gustav Mahler, the Social Democrat Benno Karpeles, the Rothschild family, and Elias Canetti.
Werner Rosenberger relates hitherto untold, forgotten, tragic, and happy stories and anecdotes about this historical Jewish world on a rise on the outskirts of Vienna.
Werner Rosenberger, born 1957, lives in Vienna. He has written for GEO, Profil, Trend, and Diners Club Magazin. Since 1994 he has been culture editor at Der Kurier and author of numerous travel reports.
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