Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Wien
Wien (Land)

Strauchgasse 1. / Heidenschuss (1.)

Zum Hayden Schuç

At the heathen's blast


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Description

Small equestrian statue of an attacking Turk.

Inscription(s)

Zum Hayden Schuç

Annotation

The statue remembers the attack of the Turks in 1529. The Turks were digging mines to enter the town. The tale goes that the continual efforts of the Turks had pushed a mine as far as the house on the Freyung, which bears still the name of Heidenschuss, where it is said that a baker's apprentice discovered it and occasioned its destruction.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°12'40" E 16°21'58"

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