Schreyvogelgasse was named after Joseph Schreyvogel in 1885. Schreyvogel was a writer, publicist, dramaturge and director of the Burgtheater and Theater an der Wien. He was born in Vienna on March 27, 1768 and died there on 28 July 1832. Schreyvogel was appointed as secretary from 1802 to 1804, and in 1814 he was nominated to dramaturge and presidential secretary of the Burgtheater. From 1807 until 1814 he acted under the pseudonym Thomas West or Karl August West as editor of the Sonntagsblatt (Newspaper). From 1807 until 1814 he acted under the pseudonym Thomas West or Karl August West as editor of the Sonntagsblatt (Newspaper).
The bastion of the former Vienna city fortification runs directly in front of the entrance to our restaurant. From 1400 onwards there are names referring to the nearby Schottentor. In 1544/1545, these groups of houses had to give way to the driveway to the Mölk Bastion. At this ramp little houses were built, which were called "Gässel zur Bastei". From 1862 it was named Kleppersteig (Klepperstall) because of the nearby stable, and from 1874 Kleppersteiggasse. Finally, after the demolition of the bastion around 1861/1871, the alley was built in its present form.
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The Dreimäderlhaus" in Schreyvogelgasse 10 was built in 1803 and renovated in 1950. The two-storey house is a typical example of a town house from the late classicist period. Contrary to popular opinion (alleged romance of Franz Schubert with the three daughters (Hannerl, Hederl and Heiderl) of the glazier master Franz Tschöll), the house has no affiliation with the composer.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) lived with interruptions for a total of eight years in the house of his patron Johann Baptist Freiherr von Pasqualati on the Mölkerbastei. Here he composed his first major work, the opera "Leonore", which was later renamed to "Fidelio" against his will. The Pasqualati House has existed in its present form since 1791.The year 2020 is marked by the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. On this occasion, the City of Vienna opened its own Beethoven Museum last year, which is to become the centre of Beethoven's memory in the future.