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Neubau, Vienna

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Neubau is the seventh district of Vienna, with a population of 28,292 people (2001) within an area of 1,61 km▓.

It consists of the former villages of Neubau, Altlerchenfeld, St. Ulrich, Schottenfeld and Spittelberg. The district borders are formed by Lerchenfelder Strasse in the north, Mariahilfer Strasse in the south, NeubaugŘrtel in the west, and Museumstrasse and Museumsplatz in the east.

In the 18th century, Neubau was the location of the city's silk factories. At this time, the area became densely populated. Today, it is an important shopping district, especially in the Mariahilfer Stra▀e and Neubaugasse. Many pubs, popular among the district's large student population, are located in the Spittelberg neighborhood. The Volkstheater, one of Vienna's large mainstream theaters, and the Austrian Ministry of Justice are located in Neubau, as well as the Museumsquartier, a center dedicated to modern art, housing for example the Leopold Collection.

In the 2001 communal elections, Neubau became the first district in Austria with a Green Party plurality (32.6% of the votes).

In the 2004 European Elections the Green Party received 41% of all votes, which is more than SPÍ and ÍVP together.

Neubau is like Mariahilf known as one of Viennas districts with the youngest, most liberal and urban population.

External Links

  • Mariahilferstrasse (http://www.mariahilferstrasse.at/): Viennas largest shopping street.
  • Museumsquartier (http://www.mqw.at/): centre for culture and modern art.
  • Volkstheater Wien (http://www.volkstheater.at/): theatre, founded 1887-89 from architects F. Fellner and H. Helme.

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