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Innere Stadt in Wien, Austria — Central Europe (Eastern Alps)
 

Master Craftsmen Vienna Siege Memorial

 
 
Master Craftsman Vienna Siege Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 11, 2022
1. Master Craftsman Vienna Siege Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
Dem ehrenden
Gedenken der
heldenmütigen
Handwerksmeister
und ihrer Söhne
die 1683
beim Ansturm
der Türken für
ihre Vaterstadt
Wien
und für das ehrsame
Handwerk
ihr Leben opferten

(English translation:)

In honor of the heroic master craftsmen and their sons who in 1683 during the attack by the Turks sacrificed their lives for their hometown of Vienna and for their honorable craft.
 
Erected 1933 by Österreichs Gewerbe Jugend.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, Non-US.
 
Location. 48° 12.601′ N, 16° 21.743′ E. Marker is in Wien. It is in Innere Stadt. Memorial is at the intersection of Bankgaße and Löwelstraße, on the left when traveling east on Bankgaße. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wien 1010, Austria. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bertha Zuckerkandl (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Rockgarten (about 210 meters away); Stefan Graf Szechenyi / Gróf Szechenyi István (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Former streambed of the Alsbach (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Professor Anton von Eiselsberg (approx. 0.3
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kilometers away); General Friedrich Graf Beck-Rzikowsky (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Johann Pollet (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Pope Innocent XII (Antonio Pignatelli) (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wien.
 
Also see . . .
1. Handwerksmeister-Gedenktafel 1683 (Wien Geschichte Wiki, in German).
Excerpt (in translation): The year 1933 was declared a commemorative year by state and church on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the liberation of Vienna from the Turks in 1683. On this occasion there was a wealth of celebrations, wreath-laying etc. "Österreichs Gewerbe Jugend" left a plaque on the spot where the fiercely contested Löwelbastei stood in 1683.
(Submitted on January 18, 2023.) 

2. Siege of Vienna (Britannica).
Overview: Siege of Vienna, (July 17–September 12, 1683), expedition by the Ottomans against the Habsburg Holy Roman emperor Leopold I that resulted in their defeat by a combined force led by John III Sobieski of Poland. The lifting of the siege marked the beginning of the end of Ottoman domination in eastern Europe.
(Submitted on January 18, 2023.) 
 
Master Craftsmen Vienna Siege Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 11, 2022
2. Master Craftsmen Vienna Siege Memorial - wide view
Master Craftsmen Vienna Siege Memorial - wider view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 11, 2022
3. Master Craftsmen Vienna Siege Memorial - wider view
The memorial is visible here on the right corner of the building.
Vienna Siege Memorial - plaque with battle scene (Viennese on the left, Turks on the right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 11, 2022
4. Vienna Siege Memorial - plaque with battle scene (Viennese on the left, Turks on the right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2023, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2023, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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