Semmelweis Frauenklinik

The Semmelweis-Frauenklinik (Semmelweis Women's Clinic) is a women's clinic in the 18th district of Vienna (Bastiengasse 36–38). It is named after Ignaz Semmelweis. The clinic is registered as an historically significant place. It encompasses six five-story pavilions surrounded by a park. In the park there is a statue commemorating Kaiser Franz Joseph I of Austria, completed in 1910 by sculptor Georg Leisek, and a bust of Ignaz Semmelweis. The portal of the clinic is in the Art Nouveau style and features the coat of arms of Lower Austria.


The clinic was built between 1908 and 1910 under a contract from the Lower Austrian Landesregierung. The architects were Karl Otto Limbach and Max Haupt and was originally the location of the Lower Austrian Home for Children. In 1943, the city of Vienna added two pavilions which were the original Semmelweis-Frauenklinik.


In 2002, it was subsumed into the Rudolfstiftung Hospital System. As a result of the reorganization of the Vienna Hospital System, the Semmelweis-Frauenklinik has become a part of the newly created Krankenhaus Nord (North Hospital)1.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (August 2016)

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