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May. 20th, 2013

In late-Habsburg Vienna, the foreign ministry was on Ballhausplatz, and was referred to colloquially as "Ball'platz", the way we say "Foggy Bottom" or "the Quai d'Orsay". But does anyone recall the street where the War Ministry was located? The street name was used to refer to the Kriegsministerium the way we say "the Pentagon", but...I can't recall the street. Does anyone know? Thanks!


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May. 20th, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC)
I feel like I've read that very recently. It might have been in In Europe: Travels through the Twentieth Century by Geert Mak.
May. 21st, 2013 12:29 am (UTC)
I need to take a look at the Geert Mak book.
May. 20th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
Well, the War Ministry was on Am Hof square until 1913, when it was moved to a new building on the Ringstrasse. Do either of those names sound familiar?
May. 21st, 2013 12:29 am (UTC)
Am Hof--- yes! Thanks!
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