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Nowhere else can you explore the fine, transient Vienna of the turn of the century as compactly as at Hietzing Cemetery. We learn how an imperial doctor’s visit usually proceeded and meet 3 other doctors to whom we owe the first Austrian spas and the first children’s hospital in Europe. We get to know the imperial “pick-up line” and also his 2 longest-standing lovers. Of course, the savior of the Viennese theater and operetta favorite should not be missing! We also find evidence of the salt princes, an extremist son, a successful son-in-law and a titled king. We also learn a little about Europe’s most feared son of the Biedermeier era, whose educator is buried here.


Karin Gundacker