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Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department

 
 
Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
1. Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department Marker
Inscription.
Vor 300 Jahren wurde das Wienerunterkammeramt
an dieser Stelle verlegt.
Der Stadtunterkämmerer überwachte auch
das Feuerlöschwesen.
Seither befindet sich die Zentrale
der Wiener Feuerwehr an diesem Platz.


[English translation:]
300 years ago the Vienna city lower chamber office was located at this spot. The lower chamber employees were also in charge of putting out fires. Since then the headquarters of the Vienna Fire Department has been located here.
 
Erected 1986.
 
Location. 48° 12.696′ N, 16° 22.07′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is at the intersection of Am Hof and Farbergasse, on the left when traveling north on Am Hof. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Am Hof 9, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emile Jacques-Dalcroze (a few steps from this marker); Türkenkugel / The Turkish Ball (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope Innocent XII (Antonio Pignatelli) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Henry Dunant and the Red Cross
Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
2. Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the corner of the large white building.
(about 120 meters away); Mozart Lived Here (about 150 meters away); Hans Christian Andersen (about 150 meters away); Roman Ruins (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named Mozart Lived Here (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .  Feuerwehr (Wien Geschichte Wiki / Vienna Historical Wiki, in German). ...With the invention of the spray nozzle, in 1686 fire pumps were first employed and thus began the history of the professional fire brigade. Four firemen and three pairs of horses were used for coverage. Lodging and equipment were housed in the same building (formerly a water tower), thus creating the first fire station.... (Submitted on September 21, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department - Postcard View image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by P. Ledermann, Vienna, 1924
3. Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department - Postcard View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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