Lueger Denkmal / Lueger Monument

Lueger Denkmal / Lueger Monument (HM29VI)

Location: Wien, Wien 1010
Country: Austria

N 48° 12.452', E 16° 22.783'

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(English:)
Josef Müllner (1879-1968)
Bronze statue, base made of Untersberg marble
Inscribed: »Fecit 1913-1917/ Josef Müllnere

The statue of Karl Lueger, Mayor of Vienna from 1897 to 1910, was the
work of the sculptor Josef Müllner. It was commissioned and paid for by
the Christian Social Party and erected in 1926. The Social Democratic
Mayor Karl Seitz accepted the statue in the name of the City of Vienna
and called Karl Lueger a »controversial politician«.

Karl Lueger (1844-1910) was a lawyer. He was originally a Liberal and
then founded the Christian Social Party in 1893. Populist anti-Semitism
and the supremacy of German nationalism became increasingly important features of his political rhetoric over the course of his career. As
Mayor he promoted the expansion of a modern municipal infrastructure
in Vienna, modernised the city administration and supported the development of Vienna into a metropolitan centre following the influx of waves
of migrants from across the Habsburg Empire at the turn of the 19th/20th
centuries. Among his achievements were the municipalisation of public, transport as well as water, gas and electricity supplies in Vienna. Lueger
established a system of widows' and orphans' pensions and nursing and
healthcare for the population. He was also responsible for



the protection
of the woods and meadows surrounding Vienna. The stone statues on
either side of the monument symbolise these achievements.

During the conflict between the nationalities in the late Habsburg Monarchy,
Karl Lueger reinforced the anti-Semitic and nationalist trends of his time.
He was a legend in his own time and is still a controversial figure today.

University Professor Oliver Rathkolb in cooperation
with the Cultural Commission of Vienna's first district


(German:)
Josef Müllner (1879-1968)
Bronzestandbild, Sockel aus Untersberger Marmor
Bez.: »Fecit 1913-1916/Josef Müllner

Das Denkmal Karl Luegers, Bürgermeister von Wien in den Jahren 1897
bis 1910, wurde vom Bildhauer Josef Müllner gestaltet. Finanziert durch
eine Initiative im Umfeld der Christlich-Sozialen Partei, errichtet im
Jahre 1926. Der sozialdemokratische Bürgermeister Karl Seitz übernahm
das Denkmal in die Obhut der Gemeinde Wien und nannte Karl Lueger
einen »streitbaren Politiker«.

Karl Lueger (1844-1910) war Rechtsanwalt. Ursprünglich Anhänger des
Liberalismus, gründete er 1893 die Christlich-Soziale Partei. Seine politische Rhetorik wurde zunehmend von populistischem Antisemitismus
und der Vormachtstellung des deutschen Nationalismus beeinflusst
Als Bürgermeister vertiefte



er den modernen Ausbau der kommunalen
Infrastruktur Wiens, modernisierte die Verwaltung und förderte die
Entwicklung der Stadt zu einer Metropole während der intensiven
Zuwanderung von Menschen aus allen Teilen der Habsburger Monarchie.
Zu seinen Verdiensten zählten die Kommunalisierung des öffentlichen
Verkehrs, der Wasser-, Gas- und Stromversorgung Wiens, die Witwen-
und Waisenpension sowie die Pflege- und Gesundheitsversorgung der
Bevölkerung. Zu danken ist ihm auch die Bewahrung des Wald- und
Wiesengürtels rund um Wien. Die Steinstatuen, die das Denkmal flankieren, sind symbolischer Ausdruck dieser Leistungen.

Lueger verstärkte während des Nationalitätenkonflikts in der späten
Habsburger Monarchie den antisemitischen und nationalistischen
Trend seiner Zeit. Schon zu Lebzeiten ein "Mythos", bleibt daher Karl
Lueger
in der Gegenwart eine umstrittene Persönlichkeit.

Univ.-Prof. DDr. Oliver Rathkolb
in Zusammenarbeit mit der Kulturkommission Wien 1
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HM NumberHM29VI
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Date Added Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)28U E 397493 N 5340287
Decimal Degrees48.20753333, 16.37971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 12.452', E 16° 22.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 12' 27.1200" N, 16° 22' 46.9800" E
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