This publication, initiated by Erich Bernhard, follows the evolution of the family-owned Heuriger (tavern) into one of Vienna’s largest entertainment venues. The so-called Grand Etablissement Gschwandner, founded in 1838 in the Hernals district, became a hotspot of 19th century suburban Vienna. This book shines a light on the specific role of the Gschwandner as a typical Viennese entertainment venue from various perspectives. Countless historic and contemporary photographs illustrate life in the Gschwandner.
Erich Bernard, Astrid Göttche, Elke Krasny, Barbara Mahlknecht, Siegfried Mattl, Wolfgang H Salcher, Werner Michael Schwarz
Year of publication: 2012
Publisher: Metroverlag, Vienna
Erich Bernard, Diana Köhle
Fotos: Wolfgang Thaler