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Basiliskenhaus, Vienna

Basiliskenhaus - Vienna, Austria
Basiliskenhaus
Schönlaterngasse 7, Vienna, Austria 1010Map
+43 1 536 100 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: 1st district - Inner City
Overview

All Viennese children learn the story of the Basilisk: in 1212, there was a Basilisk, a cross-breed of a cock and a toad, which lived in the well at the baker's house. All who looked into his eyes were immediately turned to stone. The clever apprentice to the baker showed a mirror to the beast and so it was turned into stone itself. An inscription and a drawing still remind us of his heroic deed. Walking down the Schönlaterngasse and the little neighboring roads with their small old buildings is a real trip down memory lane.

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Basiliskenhaus General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Stephansplatz (U1, U3)
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