The Freyung is a triangular public square in Vienna, located in the Innere Stadt first district of the city.HistoryThe square originally lay outside the Roman fortification walls of Vindabona. In the 12th century, Irish monks arrived by invitation of Duke Henry II of Austria to build a monastery. The monastery is called Schottenkloster, meaning Scottish Monastery, as Ireland at that time was known as New Scotland. The square around Schottenkloster was known as "bei den Schotten" ("at the Scots").The name Freyung has its origin from the old German word "frey", meaning "free". Since the monastery had the privilege of freedom from ducal authority, as well as the right to grant protection to fugitives, the square gained its name from its proximity to the Schottenkloster. The priory was added to the monastery in 1773 and became popularly known as Schubladkastenhaus (Chest of Drawers House) because of its shape.The Freyung became an important market square, where various street artists and entertainers performed for their living. One of these performances was the Wiener Hanswurst (Viennese Fool) by Josef Stranitzky.Since the Hofburg Imperial Palace was not far, in the 17th and 18th centuries many aristocrats established their city residences at the square, as well as the neighbouring Herrengasse.Our Vienna route planner makes visiting Freyung Passage and other Vienna attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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This is one of those petty little places you stumble on when walking aimlessly around. So pretty and quaint with a few small shops more »
Хорошо чтобы зайти на бокал вина, полюбоваться архитектурой, отдохнуть и пойти дальше)Занимает не много времени, стоит зайти однозначно. more »It is good to go for a glass of wine, admire the architecture, relax and go further) takes not much time, it is worth to go unequivocally.
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