City neighbourhoods

Vienna: the Carmelite quarter, part of the 2nd District

In the 17th century the Viennese Jews were resettled outside the town walls to a ghetto that was gradually absorbed into Vienna and named after a Carmelite church in the area. The high proportion of Jews in the population remained until shortly before World War 2. During the 1980s the quarter participated in urban regeneration programs. After the collapse of the Warsaw Pact in 1989, there was an influx of Jews and people of other cultures from eastern and southeastern Europe. Today the population is quite mixed. The quarter lies near the centre of Vienna, is easy to reach and yet reasonably quiet. It has become a popular area in Vienna.