Frankl's Vienna

These places have special significance in Viktor Frankl's biography

2nd District, Czerningasse 6

Birthplace and home from 1905 to 1942 (memorial plaque on housefront).

2nd District, Kleine Sperlgasse 2C

Highschool, dubbed "Sperlaeum" by students. Another well known graduate was Sigmund Freud.

14th District, Baumgartner Höhe (Formerly "Psychiatric Hospital Steinhof")

Frankl was head of Pavilion no. 3, also called "Suicidees' Pavilion", from 1933 to 1937.

18th District, Währinger Gürtel 97

Former grounds of the Rothschild Hospital. Frankl was head of its neurological department from 1940 to 1942. Today the place is taken by the buildings of the Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut (Chamber of Commerce).

9th District, Mariannengasse 1

Frankl's home from 1945 to 1997 (Commemorative panel on housefront).

The VIKTOR FRANKL CENTER is housed next to the Frankls' apartment. It offers seminars and a VIKTOR FRANKL MUSEUM.

9th District, Mariannengasse 10

Wiener Allgemeine Poliklinik (Policlinic Hospital);
Frankl was head of Neurology from 1946-1971.
The building is not used as a hospital any more; the historic front has been preserved.

11th District, Zentralfriedhof, Tor 11, Alter Jüdischer Friedhof

(Central Cemetery, Gate 11, Old Jewish Cemetery):
Frankl's grave (Gate 11, left 20 metres, then right 10 metres).

Lower Austria, Rax Mountain Range

Payerbach-Reichenau / Raxbahn / Bergstation / Ottohaus / Seehütte / Preinerwand
For many decades the Rax mountain range was Frankl's refuge and climbing resort .
(Reichenau/Rax: Viktor Frankl Straße / Several climbing trails are named after him)

The following places and buildings were named after Viktor Frankl

2nd District, Zirkusgasse 52

"Viktor-Frankl-Hof" (Community residential building, built 1998; commemorative panel).

9th District, Mariannengasse 10

The historically and architecturally interesting Poliklinik Auditorium, where Frankl lectured through four decades, was demolished in 2006. Later, the municipality gave the name "Viktor Frankl Park" to the courtyard between the new buildings.

9th District, Spitalgasse 2, University Campus

"Viktor Frankl-Weg"


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