is the sixth district
of Vienna, Austria
: 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:
Wien.gv.at webpage (see below: References).
It has a population of 29,523 (2007) within an area of 1.48 km².
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
It consists of the five neighbourhoods (historical Vorstädte
, i.e. towns): Mariahilf
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
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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