Lower Austria—The Architectural Landscape 1848 to 1918

A handy guidebook to significant historic architecture in Lower Austria a popular tourist destination around Vienna.


  • May 2017   approx. CHF 29.00 | eur 29.00


Title Information

Edited by ORTE Architekturnetzwerk Niederösterreich and Kunstbank Ferrum—Kulturwerkstätte. With texts by Theresia Hauenfels, Iris Meder, and Andrea Nussbaum. Photographs by Andreas Buchberger

1st edition

, 2017

Text English and German


approx. 264 pages, 210 color illustrations, 15 maps

11.5 x 19 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-048-0


Lower Austria is not only the country’s largest federal state, its beautiful and varied landscape also makes it a popular tourist destination. Many of its pretty towns and villages are only a short journey away as well from Austria’s capital Vienna. This new architecture guidebook edited by ORTE Architekturnetzwerk Niederösterreich features a vast selection of significant buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century in this region. Arranged by typology, they are documented with historic and new photographs, plans, brief descriptions and key information.

The seven decades between the Austrian revolution 1848 and the end of the Great War in 1918 were a period of fundamental changes in society, politics, economy and technology that also had a major impact of architecture and construction. Between the accession of Emperor Franz Josef I and the fall of the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy, manorialism was abolished; public administration on all levels of state was modernized and created a whole new social class of civil servants; the construction of railways and industrialization brought an unprecedented economic boom; and escaping the crowded metropolis for a summer house in the countryside became fashionable among the aristocrats and the nouveaux-riche. Many of the famous Vienna-based architects of the time were commissioned with designs for all sorts of public and private projects also in provincial towns and villages.

Authors & Editors

Theresia Hauenfels

 is a writer and curator, working in the fields of architecture, visual art, and Austrian identity.

Iris Meder

 is a scholar of history of architecture and a curator with a special focus on central-European modernism.

Andrea Nussbaum

 graduated in communication studies and lives and works as a freelance writer in Vienna.