Sgraffito House in Wiener Neustadt

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Sgraffito House in Wiener Neustadt, Austria

You find this building with lovely sgraffito at Neunkirchner Straße 19 in Wiener Neustadt. Around the gate, visitors see mythological creatures and the date 1584. The core of the house dates back to the 14th century.

Wiener Neustadt

Duke Leopold V of Austria established the town in 1194. He financed the place close to the Hungarian border with the ransom he got for the English king Richard the Lionheart. The town design followed a fixed plan. As a result, visitors find many streets in a rectangular scheme.

During World War II, Wiener Neustadt had been heavily destroyed. Therefore I was glad to find some old structures like these building dating back to the 14th century. Two other impressive old structures are the Late-Romanesque cathedral and a 13th century castle housing the Theresian Military Academy.

Sources / More info

  • Link Description of Wiener Neustadt on Wikipedia (ENG)
  • Link Official website of Wiener Neustadt (DEU)