[Vienna]. Der Fremde in Wien. Verlässlicher Fremden-Führer für Alle, welche das Sehens- und Merkwürdigste von Wien in kürzester Zeit kennen lernen und sich orientiren wollen, wo und wie man in der Kaiserstadt gut und billig lebt. Zweite Auflage.

Vienna, Jacob Dirnböck (Georg Draudt), 1868.

Small 8vo (105 x 140 mm). 78, (2) pp., (16) pp. of advertisements. With lithographed folding plan of Vienna in original hand colour. Publisher's printed boards.


Rare, early guidebook to 19th century Vienna, providing useful information on public transportation, including fares for carriage rides, currency and exchange offices. It recommends hotels, restaurants and coffee houses, as well as public baths, theatres and sights. In addition, the guide suggests day trips popular among the Viennese with destinations including the palaces of Schönbrunn and Laxenburg. Announced on the title as the "second edition", this is the earliest issue that could be identified.

The booklet includes an attractive plan of the city, which then comprised no more than nine districts. Produced during an era of rapid change in the cityscape, the map still shows the "Paradeplatz" outside the ring, an area used for military parades and exercises. It was razed only two years later, in 1870, to make way for three monumental buildings: the Vienna parliament, city hall, and university.

Handwritten shelfmark number "234" to upper cover. Binding slightly duststained; extremities a little rubbed. A good copy.

Not in OCLC.

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