Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station, Vienna

Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station, Vienna

This building represents the original home of the Stadtbahn of Vienna. It was the station for many years. The buildings above the ground are considered to be prime examples of an architectural style known as Jegendstil. As such, they are also considered part of the Vienna Secession, and used many of the classic styles associated with that important movement in design. They are part of the heritage of Otto Wagner to the city.

The Stadtbahn buildings are well known for their modern look, and particularly for their steel framework and marble outside walls. For the architectural world, it was the perfect melding of form and function.

The original station was opened to the general public in 1899. In 1981, the old line was converted to the newer UBahn rail system. Originally, plans were made to destroy the old Stadtbahn station. However, a cry of outrage from the people of Vienna saved the building. So, in order to make the buildings function in the new rail system, they were completely dismantled, and re-assembled on a structure that was 7 feet taller than before, so that they could still be used with the more modern UBahn rail system. Nowadays, one of these old Wagner buildings is used as a museum.
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Sight Name: Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station
Sight Location: Vienna, Austria
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Vienna's Modern and Art Deco Architecture Walking Tour   Wieden Sights Walking Tour  

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