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Freyung’s pavement – Cobbled piece of history

Freyung is one of my favorite squares- ironically trigonal. It will be the first open space you enter when crossing the city’s old core starting from Vienna’s University, which by the way is a nice, and blessed with historical details, walking path. On a regular basis you can find farmers selling their harvest treasures there, or seasonally defined local markets.

One precious detail the square offers is the one you can – literally – stumble upon: a stripe of its pavement. Years of gallivanting around the town have passed and I’ve been crossing this square a lot of times, without noticing what was lying right under my nose. From far away it seems like somebody sliced up the modern sidewalk to reveal what’s hiding beneath it: some of the, a little rotten, a bit dirty and in the warmer seasons surrounded by green grass, original cobbles stones of the time around the year 1200.

True – in Vienna there are many historically relevant places to discover. But still, I find the nostalgic sites you can actually interact with, pass through or, walk along (check the Strudlhofstiege article) the most fascinating ones, getting history close to us.

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)