Old Vienna photos: Josefstadt

The Glacis

Before the redevelopment of Vienna from around 1850, the city was surrounded by an unbuilt area outside the city wall – the Glacis. It originally served defensive purposes.

From John Murray, London – Wikimedia Commons, Public domain, Link

The first photo shows the view of the Josefstadt with the Glacis, the Military Geographical Institute and the Piarist Church behind it can be seen clearly.

Image sources : ÖNB Digital, WIEN MUSEUM Onlinesammlung

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