Thomas Winkler presents Austria's finest city squares, from Dornbirn to Bad Radkersburg. The 40 illustrated chapters not only describe the fascination of these city squares, but also deal with topics such as the importance of the Romans, Babenbergers and Habsburgs, and the influence of the clergy, nobility, bourgeoisie and many more. The book traces the development of salt, iron, beer and wine trading, banking and tourism, and features city walls, plague columns and pillories. It offers a tour d'horizon through the chequered history of Austria's cities, their lustre and their influence on modern urban life.
Thomas Winkler (born 1977) always had a passion for historical architecture, which he intensified as construction engineer in his activities. He studied art history in Vienna. Publications on medieval urban landscape and the great Church of Vienna.