Mariahilf

Mariahilf

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Description:
Mariahilf is the sixth district of Vienna, Austria (German: 6. Bezirk, Mariahilf). It is near the center of Vienna and was established as a district in 1850.
Vienna Districts data, wien.gv.at, 2008, webpage:
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Wien.gv.at webpage (see below: References).
It has a population of 29,523 (2007) within an area of 1.48 km².

Location

Mariahilf is located southwest of Vienna's centre (1st district). In the north, Mariahilfer Straße, Vienna's most important shopping street, is its border with Neubau, in the south, the valley of the Vienna River, in the west, the Gürtel beltway.

It consists of the five neighbourhoods (historical Vorstädte, i.e. towns): Mariahilf, Gumpendorf, Windmühle, Magdalenengrund and Laimgrube.

History

First settlements around the Roman roads of the area developed around the year 1000. In 1428, the name Im Schöff is mentioned for the first time, but this name was lost when the copy of a sacral painting from Passau was installed in a chapel of the graveyard, which came to be known as Mariahilf ("Mary's help").

More intensive settlement started only after the Second Turkish Siege of Vienna in 1683. The area was of some importance because the road to Schönbrunn Palace led through it.

Gumpendorf was mentioned in 1130 for the first time and developed from a Roman...
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