Josefstadt, Viennas 8th district and the smallest, was named after Emperor Joseph II. Today it is a popular residential area of Vienna preserving many of its pre-world war one Biedermeier and Historismus town houses as well as several notable baroque buildings, like the Alte Backstube, a 300 year-old bakery now converted into a restaurant. Many of Viennas rich have luxury apartments here. The citys oldest theatre, the Josefstadt Theater and an assortment of small parks, churches and eateries make it an attractive place too for visitors. Its famous sons include writer Stefan Zweig and film director Fritz Lang. Like neighbouring Neubau, Josefstadt is also well placed for visiting the citys many museums and historical sites in the city centre (Innere Stadt) just across the busy Ringstrae. Josefstadt is well served by buses and the U6 underground line.
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