Vienna Sights

Schönlaterngasse (Street of the Beautiful Lantern)

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Published 06/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Once part of Vienna's medieval Latin Quarter, Schönlaterngasse is the main artery of a historic neighborhood that has blossomed in recent years, thanks in part to government Kulturschillinge—or renovation loans. Streets are lined with beautiful baroque town houses (often with colorfully painted facades), now distinctive showcases for art galleries, boutiques, and coffeehouses. At No. 5 you'll find a covered passage that leads to the historic Heiligenkreuzerhofcourtyard. The picturesque street is named for the ornate wrought-iron wall lantern at Schönlaterngasse 6. Note the baroque courtyard at Schönlaterngasse 8—one of the city's prettiest.

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Vienna, Vienna, A-1010, Austria

Published 06/06/2017


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