Friday, November 5, 2010


The Strudlhofstiege is an outdooir staircase near the Liechtenstein Museum, designed by Johann Theodor Jäger. It was opened in November 1910 and is regarded as an important Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) work. It is named after the sculptor and painter Peter Strudel who owned property on the street above the staircase.
In 1951 the Austrian author Heimito von Doderer published a novel named after the staircase, around which some central plot points take place: "Die Strudlhofstiege oder Melzer und die Tiefe der Jahre" (The Strudlhof Steps or Melzer and the Depth of the Years).

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