Penzing (Vienna)

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Penzing
14th District of Vienna
Coat of arms of Penzing
Coat of arms
Location of the district within Vienna
Location of the district within Vienna
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Government
 • District DirectorAndrea Kalchbrenner (SPÖ)
 • First DeputyRobert Pschirer (SPÖ)
 • Second DeputyFranz Lerch (ÖVP)
 • Representation
   (54 Members)
SPÖ 23, ÖVP 10, FPÖ 9
Greens 9
Area
 • Total33.96 km2 (13.11 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total91,578
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Postal code
1140
Address of
District Office
Hietzinger Kai 1
1140 Wien
Websitewww.wien.gv.at/penzing/

Penzing (German pronunciation: [ˈpɛnʦɪŋ] (About this soundlisten)) is the 14th borough of Vienna and consists of the localities of Penzing, Breitensee, Baumgarten, Hütteldorf and Hadersdorf-Weidlingau. In the west, it shares a border with Purkersdorf and Mauerbach. A large portion of the district is made up of greenery, including the Steinhof park, the Dehnepark and a portion of the Wienerwald.

Sights[edit]

  • Fuchs Mansion: Mansion and studio of the painter Ernst Fuchs
  • Otto-Wagner-Hospital: Hospital building erected from 1904 to 1907 as Niederösterreichische Landes-Heil- und Pflegeanstalt für Nerven- und Geisteskranke 'Am Steinhof' ("Lower Austrian State Healing and Care Institution for Nervous and Mental Patients Am Steinhof"). The famous Jugendstil architect Otto Wagner participated in the planning. The complex includes the Kirche am Steinhof, the Jugendstiltheater and a memorial site for Nazi crimes in medicine.
  • Fuhrmannhaus: olderst still existing building in the west of Vienna with a baroque fresco hall
  • Weststadion: Home of SK Rapid Vienna

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Coordinates: 48°13′00″N 16°14′55″E / 48.21667°N 16.24861°E / 48.21667; 16.24861