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Reviewed 22 May 2018

The 1920s in Vienna were a period of radical social experiments, especially at the hands of the social-democratic city government. Among its achievements was the Karl-Marx-Hof social housing complex. It's still there and a wonderful exhibition in what was the communal laundry explores the history...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This apartment house is over 1 KM in length and contain 1,387 apartments small in size. It is an interesting project from 1927 that provided an answer for workers with no place to live. As the labor was strong at the time it was called...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This public housing complex, is a huge court yard. A lot of the flats have balconies. The communal space has mature trees, a playground, sports hall and kindergarten. I thought it was beautiful-grand and human. It was a short ride to the end of the...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Barely mentioned in tourist info or guidebooks but this is well worth the trip and easily found - facing you as you exit the station at Heiligenstadt Line 4. You can just wander around the gardens and pathways admiring the well maintained and distinctive design...More

1  Thank WatfordSimon
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This was mentioned to me in passing, and when I was in Vienna took the U-Bahn out to see it. Right across from the station, massive architecturally significant apartment complex built in 1927-30 (renamed during the Nazi era), name returned after the war, recently renovated,...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Shortly after WW1 the city of Vienna (no more emperors then) starting building major public/social housing complexes. The Karl marx Hof is the most impressive one, and the other one is the Rabenhof in the 3rd district. This really helped in the 1920's- and still...More

Thank MarcMich
Reviewed 1 May 2015

To see one of the great public housing successes take line 4 to Heiligenstadt and exit towards 24 - Februar. There you will see the housing complex built from 1927-1930 to house the working classes of Vienna. It was a community project intended to provide...More

2  Thank Roma Z
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I'm a bit of a fan of landmark architecture and I'm a History teacher so, with my 24 hour metro pass I decided to make the effort of heading out to the end of line 4 to see this housing complex. At over 1km long,...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

This is a very interesting building in 'the red Vienna' which nicely depicts the social building all over the town. Worth seeing.

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Reviewed 9 September 2012 via mobile

Very interesting to visit and see how this monument to socialism lives now. I would say, socialism in its best :-)

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