Pinsteps. Square near the old city gates, Vienna.
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In 1893, Karl Lueger founded the Christian Social Party, which held explicit anti-Semitic views. Two years later, he won the municipal elections in Vienna and became the mayor of the city, known for his anti-Semitic stance. Lueger's views were disrespected by some and admired by others, but there is no doubt about his influence on Adolf Hitler, who would arrive in Vienna almost a decade later. Hitler rented cheap accommodation near the river but frequented various cafes, including Café Central. The atmosphere in Viennese cafes was unique. They were not strictly divided into right or left, faithful or unfaithful, good or bad, one's own or others'. These divisions would come later, when trouble arrived, and the name of that trouble was war. Hitler was disturbed by what he considered the inconsistency of Lueger's anti-Semitism. Alongside anti-Semitic speeches, Lueger maintained friendships with many Jews, and his statement "I decide who is a Jew" was later adopted by Hermann Göring. Lueger was an excellent mayor of the city, contributing significantly to the development of infrastructure and charitable institutions in Vienna. It is quite possible that the affordable housing Hitler rented became possible due to Lueger's policies. Writer Stefan Zweig, who lived in Vienna during Lueger's tenure, characterized his administration: "His governance of the city was absolutely fair and even typically democratic." Lueger is still revered as one of Vienna's remarkable mayors. One of the Vienna boulevards, the Ringstrasse, is named in his honor, and a monument stands on the square named after him. Lueger is buried at the Central Vienna Cemetery in a memorial church erected specifically for him, the Karl Lueger Memorial Church.

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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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