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Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria
 

Peter Altenberg

 
 
Peter Altenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 14, 2017
1. Peter Altenberg Marker
Inscription.
In diesem Hotel wohnte
Peter Altenberg
in den Jahren von
1913 bis 1919
—————————
Franz Kafka
und
Max Brod
stiegen hier
mehrere male ab

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Literatur


[English translation:]
In this hotel lived Peter Altenberg during the years 1913-1919. Franz Kafka and Max Brod were (guests) here (at the hotel) several times.

The Austrian Society for Literature

 
Erected by Österreichische Gesellschaft für Literatur.
 
Location. 48° 12.475′ N, 16° 22.199′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is on Dorotheergasse just south of Graben, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Dorotheergasse 3, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adolf Frankl (a few steps from this marker); Franz Grillparzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Conradin Kreutzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Franz Schubert
Peter Altenberg Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 14, 2017
2. Peter Altenberg Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here, just to the left of the the left-most window.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Moritz Perles (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Josef Sonnleithner (about 90 meters away); Antonio Salieri (about 90 meters away); Gottlieb Muffat (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the exterior of the Graben Hotel, just to the right of the entrance.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Altenberg (Wikipedia). "He was born Richard Engländer on 9 March 1859 in Vienna. The nom de plume, "Altenberg", came from a small town on the Danube river. Allegedly, he chose the "Peter" to honor a young girl whom he remembered as an unrequited love (it had been her nickname). Although he grew up in a middle class Jewish family, Altenberg eventually separated himself from his family of origin by dropping out of both law and medical school, and embracing Bohemianism as a permanent lifestyle choice. He cultivated a feminine appearance and feminine handwriting, wore a cape, sandals and a broad-brimmed hat, and despised 'macho' masculinity....Discovered by Arthur Schnitzler
Peter Altenberg in Café Central (Vienna) image. Click for full size.
Source: Wikipedia Commons, 1907
3. Peter Altenberg in Café Central (Vienna)
in 1894 and appreciated by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Karl Kraus, Altenberg was one of the main proponents of Viennese Impressionism. He was a master of short, aphoristic stories based on close observation of everyday life events...." (Submitted on September 18, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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