Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria
Türkenkugel / The Turkish Ball
später eingemauert und
vergoldet - gab der einst hier
und dem Haus den Namen.
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); Mahnmal für die österreichischen jüdischen Opfer der Schoah / Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mozart Lived Here (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Henry Dunant and the Red Cross Pope Innocent XII (Antonio Pignatelli) (about 120 meters away); Hans Christian Andersen (about 180 meters away); Roman Ruins (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 •
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 84 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.