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Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria
 

Türkenkugel / The Turkish Ball

 
 
Türkenkugel / Turkish Ball (above) and Marker (below) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
1. Türkenkugel / Turkish Ball (above) and Marker (below)
Inscription.
Aus dem Jahr 1683 -
später eingemauert und
vergoldet - gab der einst hier
befindlichen Gastwirtschaft
und dem Haus den Namen.


[English translation:]
From the year 1683 - later gilded and mounted to the wall - gave its name ("Zur goldenen Kugel") to the inn and building that were once here.
 
Erected by E.A. Generali.
 
Location. 48° 12.698′ N, 16° 22.105′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is at the intersection of Am Hof and Färbergasse, on the right when traveling north on Am Hof. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Am Hof 11, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); Emile Jacques-Dalcroze (within shouting distance of this marker); Mozart Lived Here (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Henry Dunant and the Red Cross (about 120 meters away); Pope Innocent XII (Antonio Pignatelli) (about 120 meters away);
Türkenkugel / The Turkish Ball - Closeup image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
2. Türkenkugel / The Turkish Ball - Closeup
Hans Christian Andersen (about 180 meters away); Roman Ruins (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named Mozart Lived Here (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .
1. The 1683 Battle of Vienna: Islam at Vienna’s Gates (Warfare History Network). For nearly two long months, from July 14 to early September 1683, Vienna endured the siege of a vast Turkish army. The Turkish Serasker (Supreme Commander), Grand Vizier Kara “Black” Mustafa, demanded surrender, but Count Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg, commander of Vienna’s garrison, spat back, “Let him come; I’ll fight to the last drop of blood.”... (Submitted on September 22, 2017.) 

2. Am Hof, Türkenkugel (OeAW, in German). (Submitted on September 22, 2017.)
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
Türkenkugel / The Turkish Ball Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
3. Türkenkugel / The Turkish Ball Marker - Wide View
The Turkish Ball and marker are mounted just to the left of the doorway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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