Pinsteps. Zum hayden schuß-figur
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This equestrian statue and the inscription beneath it, seemingly unrelated, each hold their own city legend, intersecting somewhere in the historical tapestry. The inscription, "Since Hayden Sits" (or shoots), is first mentioned in 1365, found in various chronicles until 1664. By 1701, there's a reference: "At Hayden's House or Kell, where the Turkish Rider is located."

The building itself is relatively young. In 1850, Wilhelm Albrecht purchased it along with adjacent structures, demolishing them to erect a new building. A Saracen figure appeared on the corner of the new structure, and on its pedestal, the inscription "To Hayden Shot." The origin of this sign is unclear. However, legend has it that a nearby baker, upon hearing of an underground tunnel being dug, alerted military leaders, saving the city from destruction. Clearly, the Turks couldn't have advanced so far beneath the city walls. As a token of gratitude, the bakers' guild earned great respect in the defense against the Turks and was granted the right to hold a guild parade in the city in 1809.

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A leisurely stroll through the historic part of the city unfolds a tapestry of enchanting landmarks. The city park, adorned with the melodies of Strauss and Schubert, leads to the venerable city gates named after Luger and Mozart. The narrative of "Ah, My Sweet Augustine" echoes through time, while the oldest church in the city stands as a testament to bygone eras. The tales of Theodor Herzl, the anchor clocks, the Jewish quarter, the square where it all began, the longest narrow alley, the Estergazi restaurant, and Andersen's house weave together seamlessly.

Wander down Graben Street, passing by the plague column and fountains, where the stories of homes, people, words, legends, and traditions blend harmoniously. Amidst it all, relish the charm of restaurants, cafes, wines, and coziness that add an extra layer of warmth to this rich tapestry of history and culture.

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