Palais Schönborn-Batthyány

Vienna, Austria

Palais Schönborn-Batthyány

The Freyung is a triangular public square in Vienna, located in the Innere Stadt first district of the city.

The square originally lay outside the Roman fortification walls of Vindabona. In the 12th century, Irish monks arrived by invitation of Duke Henry II of Austria to build a monastery. The monastery is called Schottenkloster, meaning Scottish Monastery, as Ireland at that time was known as New Scotland. The square around Schottenkloster was known as "bei den Schotten" ("at the Scots").



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