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Stock im Eisen (Tree in Iron), Vienna

Stock im Eisen (Tree in Iron) - Vienna, Austria
Stock im Eisen (Tree in Iron)
Stock-im-Eisen-Platz, Vienna, Austria 1010Map
Neighborhood: 1st district - Inner City

This memorial, at the corner of Kärnterstrasse allegedly marks the spot where the forest which once surrounded the medieval city of Vienna came to an end. Attempts to analyze the roots of this single remaining tree show that it has a spruce weighing 75 kilos which must have been felled around 1440. A wider ring of iron encircles the base of the tree and in it there are a handful of old fashioned nails. This 'tree in iron' was first mentioned in the documentation of the area in 1533.

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Stock im Eisen (Tree in Iron) General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Stephansplatz (U1, U3)
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