Location, Environment &

All Around

A special jewel for people who are looking for the uniqueness and unmistakable. Admittedly, the third district is not the inner city, not the home of the pompous stately buildings of the Viennese architectural history, but has always been the district of artists, craftsmen and "middle-class" families.

The palace itself was built in 1725 on behalf of the mayor of Vienna, Dr. Josef Hartmann. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries this place was inhabited mainly by artists who sometimes held soirées in these apartments. It is obvious that even Johann Strauss himself played with his friends in these apartments, as Johann Strauss, who was still unknown at the time, used to play concerts in the inn "Zur Goldenen Birn", which was popular at that time.

It must be imagined that the surrounding area consisted primarily of vineyards and landscapes of the wealthy families, and the third district was a rural suburb of Vienna. And this spirit still resonates with you when you enter the wild-romantic garden through the backyard and then you see the city palace in front of you. You can feel the calmness of the way it affects you, even though you are in the middle of the city. You feel in another world that is good for you, if you want to return to your very own center and still indulge your own success.

Rochusmarkt
Hundert- wasserhaus
Russian Orthodox Diocese

The Rochusmarkt

As early as 1192 there was an important trade route on the Rochus market. At the end of the 18th century, the Augustine market was developed. In 1988 the current market was designed and built according to a uniform concept.

The relatively small Rochusmarkt, which has an area of about 3500 square meters, now has 40 market stalls and is one of the most visited markets in Vienna. There is a small culinary oasis to the customers

The Hundertwasserhaus

The colorful and unusual house has uneven ground in the corridors and is lushly green. In 1985 about 250 trees and shrubs were planted and have now grown to stately trees - a real park on the roofs of the house. The house does not follow the usual norms of architecture. Hundertwassers  role models are clearly visible: Antoni Gaudí, the Palais ideal from Ferdinand Cheval, the Watts Towers, the anonymous architecture of the shrine gardens and those of the fairy tales.

The house has 52 apartments and four business premises, 16 private and three communal roof terraces. The media echo on the structure was enormous worldwide. In Vienna, the Hundertwasser-Krawina-Haus is one of the many photographed tourist attractions.

"A painter dreams of houses and a beautiful architecture in which man is free and this dream becomes reality."
- Hundertwasser

The Russian Orthodox Diocese

The Russian Orthodox Diocese of Vienna was founded in 1962 (and officially recognized by the state in 2013). The seat of the bishop is the St. Nicholas Cathedral in the third district in Vienna.

The diocese is under the patriarchy of Moscow under Patriarch Kyrill I. Currently, the diocese is headed by Bishop Tichon of Posdolsk, who is an administrator.

The congregation consists of believers of different nationalities who are mainly based in Vienna.