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The charterhouse Mauerbach, situated in the Viennese forest, was founded in 1314 by duke Frederick III of Austria. The monastery was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1590 and during the Osman sieges of Vienna in 1529 and 1683. With the monastery dissolved by Emperor Joseph II in 1782 the buildings were used as home for the elderly, a hospital (1944/45) and an asylum for homeless persons. Since the 1980s the charterhouse is being reconstructed by the Austrian Monuments office.
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  • Updated: Jul 17, 2018