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13 December: The “Sträußelsäle”: waltzes, politics and café society

Oliver Rathkolb

The traditional Sträußelsäle have experienced a lot in the course of their history. The audience once danced here to the beat of three-four time. But political issues were also discussed in the Sträußelsäle, when Karl Marx spoke about “exploitation under capitalism” in the revolutionary year of 1848. And the famous Max Reinhardt later gathers Vienna’s culture chiceria here for exuberant celebrations. (Full text on ORF Topos)

Carl (Karl) Ledermann jun. (Hersteller), 8., Josefstädter Straße – mit Theater in der Josefstadt,
Ansichtskarte, um 1898, Wien Museum Inv.-Nr. 234233,
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