Alsergrund, the 9th district of Vienna, is situated north of the city centre (Innere Stadt) and plays host to its grandest centres of learning, the University of Vienna and the Wirtschaftsuniversitt Wien, earning it the handle university quarter. It is also the home of Viennas main hospital, the Allgemeines Krankenhaus and assorted other medical centres and clinics. Sigmund Freud lived in Alsergrund and his home on the Berggasse, now called the Freud Museum, makes a fitting epitaph to the father of psychoanalysis. These days Alsergrund is heavily populated, with many government-built housing estates, but also has attractive town houses, similar to those in neighbouring Josefstadt. The Austrian Museum of Modern Art is also situated here. The Franz-Josef Bahnhof is the terminus for trains running to northern Austria. The U2, U4 and U6 underground lines circle Alsergrund, which is also well provided for with buses.
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