Meidling, the 12th district of Vienna, is located south-west of the city-centre and was once an imperial hunting ground and a source of sulphur for the Romans. There is still a thermal bath in Meidling, however, like other districts on the periphery, the 12th is a predominantly working-class suburb with row upon row of housing estates like the gigantic Am Schpfwerk complex, which were mainly built either between the world wars or in the 1980s and 1990s. It also has its fair share of industrial sites and business premises with plenty of telephone companies, manufacturing plants, textile mills and furniture makers, to name a few. There are a number of smaller local theatres and museums including the Alt-Wiener Schnapsmuseum, which instructs visitors on the fine arts of distilling the local schnaps. Meidling railway station is the busiest in Austria and the district is serviced by the U4 and U6 underground lines, the 62 tram, and the Badner Bahn light railway.
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