Vienna Ghost Town 005

Old spenglerei* shop on Märzstrasse.

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* Im not sure what a spenglerei is. I guess is something related to buildings construction, but I ask for help from the Austrian friends out there

3 Comments so far

  1. Philipp (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2006 @ 6:15 am

    A “Spengler” can be either a plumber or a car body mechanic. Judging by the title, which says “Construction & Ornament”, I’d guess this was someone who made guttering and the like.


  2. nex (unregistered) on March 5th, 2006 @ 1:18 pm

    a spengler is similar to a smith, but works with sheet metals. there is an obvious overlap with other jobs, such as car mechanics and plumbers, but it’s not an either/or thing. gutters are spot-on, but some houses’ facades are completely made from metal (e.g. aluminium); this would also be a job for a bauspengler.

    spenglerei ist simply the shop of a spengler, just like osterei is the shop of an oster.


  3. tina (unregistered) on March 7th, 2006 @ 5:11 pm

    That’s interesting – I’d always thought a Spengler was some sort of carpenter…



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