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Coordinates: 48°12′56″N 16°23′46″E / 48.2155°N 16.3961°E / 48.2155; 16.3961
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Republic of Kugelmugel
Republik Kugelmugel (German)
Flag of Kugelmugel
Official seal of Kugelmugel
Official seal
StatusNominally independent[citation needed] micronation subject to Viennese authority
Location2., Antifaschismusplatz 1, Prater, Vienna, Austria
Official languagesGerman
Organizational structureRepublic
• Leader
Mag. Linda Treiber
• Declared
19 December 1976
• Area
94 square metres (1,010 sq ft)
Purported currencyEuro
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)

Kugelmugel, officially the Republic of Kugelmugel (German: Republik Kugelmugel), is a micronation located in Vienna, Austria. It came about as the result of a dispute between Austrian artist Edwin Lipburger and Viennese authorities, whose permission was required for him to build a spherical house.

The 'Republic' is currently administered by Linda Treiber.


In June 1982, the house was installed at the Prater park, near the Hauptallee, and surrounded by eight-foot-tall barbed-wire fences. The house occupies the only address within the proclaimed Republic, that being "2., Antifaschismusplatz" ("2nd district of Vienna; Anti-Fascism Square"), which has since been officially adopted by the city of Vienna[citation needed]. Lipburger died in January 2015, but the Republic retains an official population of more than 650 non-resident citizens. Closed sometime during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reopened to visitors on the 1st of June 2024.

In German, the word "Kugel" means "ball" or "sphere"; "Mugel" is an Austrian German expression for a bump or a hill on a field, from which mogul skiing is also derived.


  • Ryan, John; Dunford, George; Sellars, Simon (2006). Micronations: The Lonely Planet Guide to Home-Made Nations. Footscray, Victoria, Australia: Lonely Planet. pp. 82–85. ISBN 1-74104-730-7.

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48°12′56″N 16°23′46″E / 48.2155°N 16.3961°E / 48.2155; 16.3961