Pinsteps. The monument to Schubert
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From the idea to the creation of the Schubert monument to its realization in 1872, almost ten years would pass. It's worth noting that in 1862, the Society of Viennese Men's Choruses initiated the idea of honoring the memory of the great composer through paid concerts, with the proceeds intended for the monument. Everything would have been fine if the majority of the funds had not been spent on new lively nights and popular concerts. However, this initiative inspired other singing clubs to also participate in financing.

Two years later (1864), after abundant singing, it became clear that the monument should be placed in the city park, but where? The Men's Choral Club argued for the only elevated point in the city park (later called "Zelinkahügel"), but a place was found in accordance with park architecture. Then another question arose: Schubert without glasses! With a score and a pen? But the Art Advisory Committee of the City Council found it original to place Schubert under a linden tree, in a natural environment, celebrating the character and spirit of the great composer. Closer to the people, with a gaze towards the people, with the music of the people. "From the green deciduous thread," it was later said, "the marble figure of Franz Schubert stands out for years."

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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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