A new book tells of Vienna’s historical transformation and its waterbodies


The book "Wasser Stadt Wien – Eine Umweltgeschichte" has just been published.

"Wasser Stadt Wien" deals with the past and therefore points to a future in which the city of Vienna will redevelop its aquatic identity. A journey through times and spaces leads the reader to the Black Sea and the North Sea, and invites the reader to linger at the Nußdorf Weir, as well as to search for traces of the disappeared mill streams at the Liesing. They look to the Danube boatmen and fishermen, to laundry girls and beer brewers, to the city sanitary authority, to the commissions for the Danube regulation or the urban water supply. It reports on the changing role of the Danube and the Wienerwald streams in the city's life and economy, and on the influences that led to the great transformations of Vienna's aquatic landscape.

Centre for Environmental History Vienna, Ed. (2019): Wasser Stadt Wien – Eine Umweltgeschichte. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, University of Technology, Vienna, 496 p.


07.11.2019