Neugebäude Palace

Vienna, Austria

Neugebäude Palace is a large Mannerist castle complex in the Simmering dictrict of Vienna, Austria. It was built from 1569 onwards at the behest of the Habsburg emperor Maximilian II on the alleged site of Sultan Suleiman's tent city during the 1529 Siege of Vienna and apparently modeled after it.

It fell into disuse already in the 17th century and today stands in ruins. Under monumental protection since the 1970s, there are various efforts to restore the site.

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Founded: 1569
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Austria

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Michael Kubik (ミク miku) (8 months ago)
Wonderful!
shakyasingha chakraborty (2 years ago)
Nice place, the Mittelalter Fest took place here. It was awesome experience. Very near to the Central cemetery of Vienna, beside the pet cemetery.
Trevor Lakin (2 years ago)
Only open on certain days. Normally when an event/market is taking place
U Will (3 years ago)
An old renaissance building where a former Austrian king lived a while. Used as a location for different events. In the front area there are some streetkitchen and a bar and you can sit outside there in summer.
SIRUS VIRUS (3 years ago)
Cool
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