Red Vienna: Art Deco Palaces for the Proletariat

"Red Vienna" was the political experiment of Vienna's Socialist city government of the 1920s and early 1930s. It aimed at creating a model culture for the urban proletariat unrivalled worldwide. Sunshine and fresh air at last - also for the working classes! This tour focuses on two of the architectural flagships of Red Vienna: the Karl-Marx-Estate, often dubbed 'One kilometer of Art Deco', and the Amalienbaths of 1926, one of the world's largest and most prestigious public swimming pools. Their functional yet impressive architecture attracted the admiration of contemporary architects and politicians alike, and has lost nothing of its impact and appeal. On this tour also learn about the appalling living conditions of the less fortunate of the erstwhile imperial metropolis and how, between 1919 and 1933, Vienna's Socialist city government tried to put its Austro-Marxist ideas of a better future for the working classes into reality within the framework of a democratic country.
Meeting Point: 1., U4 Station Heiligenstadt, in front of the exit (12.Februar Platz)
At the moment this tour only takes place for booked groups
Dr. Brigitte Timmermann
+43 1 774 89 01

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