2,000 years in the centre
All around No10 there’s something to see and experience everywhere you look: there’s a strong sense of history here, the past, with its historic houses and palaces, bestows the present with unparalleled, big-city flair. The Renngasse owes its name to a weekly horse market held here on Saturdays in the 14th century. To demonstrate their prosperity, people would let their horses run up and down here before buying them. The market was soon relocated, but the name of the street remained. Yet the history of this place goes back much further. Back to the beginnings of the city of Vienna when it was known as the Roman legion camp of Vindobona. What subsequently became Renngasse bordered it directly - and has been part of the history of Vienna for the past 2,000 years. Markets can incidentally still be visited here today. A few house numbers up and you reach the Freyung public square. Vienna’s Easter and Christmas markets are renowned for their atmosphere.