Roman ruins - Vienna, Austria
Posted by: BakaGaijin
N 48° 12.477 E 016° 22.000
33U E 601535 N 5340316
Quick Description: Small excavation site in the middle of Vienna, on the Michaelerplatz, directly at the entryway to the palace complex of the Hofburg.
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 11/14/2009 11:33:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM7NRP
The ruins on the Michaeler Platz in the city centre were uncovered between 1989 and 1991. The final form for public presentation was given by the Austrian architect Hans Hollein.
Under the remains from the Renaissance-perion, the foundation walls of the old Hofburg Theatre (built in 1776) and rented houses of the 18th century (demolished in 1889) there are structural remains of the canabae legionis, the settlement outside the Roman legionary fortress Vindobona. In the settlement lived the families (i.e. concubines and children) of the legionaries, there were also some inns, shops and brothels. The settlement was probably destroyed between 168 and 180 by Marcomans.
There has been a crossroads of two main streets - the "Amber street" from the Aquae region (today Baden south from Vienna) and the street along the limes - since the 1st century.