The Wien Museum (Vienna City Museum) is again offering the tour “African Vienna: Angelo Soliman in Vienna” which seeks to highlight the visible and invisible history of Africans in Vienna. I did the tour last year in a slightly different format when it was offered as part of the accompanying programme events to the Angelo Soliman exhibition (for me report on the exhibition, see here). Led by two men - Walter Sauer and Amadou Lamine-Sarr, both historians at the University of Vienna - who were able to bring different perspectives to the tour. Lamine-Sarr is originally from Senegal and so was able to bring in interesting examples and parallels from his own experience as an African man in Vienna.
If you are in Vienna and your German is up to it, the tour is on June 29th at 5pm.
Other tours through the city on offer at the moment include:
- Invisible traces of Klimt in Hietzing and Penzing
- Tour of places involved in the widespread housing protest occupations in the 1980s
and last, but by no means least:
- Public ammenities: a tour of the historical and eccentric public toilets in Vienna in their historical context