Rossauer Barracks

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The Rossauer Barracks as seen from the other side of the Donaukanal.

The Rossauer Barracks (in German, Rossauer Kaserne [1] is a barracks in the 9th district of Vienna, in the Rossau quarter of the city. It now houses the Ministry of National Defence and Sport.

History[edit]

It was built as the Crown Prince Rudolf Barracks (Kronprinz-Rudolf-Kaserne, named after Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria), at the same time as the Franz-Joseph-Kaserne and Arsenal, as part of an overall approach to protect the city against the proletariat after the 1848 Revolution.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Officially spelled Roßauer until 1999.

Coordinates: 48°13′07″N 16°22′06″E / 48.21861°N 16.36833°E / 48.21861; 16.36833