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14 December: Viennesse waltz in the “Rossau”

Cornelia Szabó-Knotik

Even in Alsergrund, today’s 9th district of Vienna, the public once danced to music in three-four time. In the pub “Zum Weißen Schwan,” for example, Johann Strauss’s father was the bandmaster on several occasions. He even became an event organizer on his own account in this entertainment establishment. But also the fancy decoration should attract the Viennese to dance in the Rossau. (Full text on ORF Topos)


August Prinzhofer (Künstler), J. Höfelich´s Witwe (Ausführung),
“Franz Morelly.”, 1854, Wien Museum Inv.-Nr. W 4542,
CC0 (https://sammlung.wienmuseum.at/objekt/448110/)