The Map in detail
Visit our gallery to see 12 more popular tourist attractions and famous buildings found on our authentic Map of the center of Vienna.
Be amazed by the fine hand-drawn details of the architecture and the surrounding environment. For your enjoyment, all the pictures are in high definition quality.
Grandfather of Ludwig Prinz
Born 30 July 1909
† 11 December 1969
Ludwig Salomon was a commercial employee until the start of the second world war. After he fully recovered from a major war injury, he worked for the German Institution of Cartography. He earned his living doing part time jobs as a graphic designer, such as a shoe designer. After the great depression in Germany, he was hired as a cartographer at the company Mayr in Stuttgart.
In collaboration with friends he came up with the idea of drawing a perfectly scaled map of Vienna viewed from above. Living in Vienna again and working as a cartographer at the company Hölzl, he began the grueling work of creating the plan. Beginning in the year 1964, he started researching, planning and drawing the map piece by piece. After four years of hard work he finally finished it in 1968. Unfortunately he could enjoy his beautiful map for one year. He died unexpectedly on 11 December 1969 because of a heart attack. My aunt, the second born of his three daughters, then took over the rights and publishing duties.
Grandson of Ludwig Salomon
Born 18 October 1962
The first time I was involved with the work of my grandfather, I drew newly built buildings, which were missing on the outdated city map, like the Marriott hotel, Haashaus and the Hotel Plaza. As commissioned by the "Lebisch" agency the updated map of the first district was to be presented in advertising glass cases, called "Citylights", placed all over the center of Vienna by Gewista.
At the time my aunt was the official publisher of the plan. However, due to my drawing additions, I acquired the copyright. The idea of further updating the map by adding the new outer ring of Vienna was born at that time.
It took until 2007 until I finally realized my idea and finished the project. Now I am glad to be able to publish this beautiful, up to date 3D map of the city of Vienna!