The name of a street…

… can have thousands of origins. However, it is significant whom a city government wants to honour with a name.

In Vienna 60 % of the streets are named after persons – but only 11 % of which are in remembrance of female personalities.
Every citizen is allowed to suggest a name for a street where he or she lives; proposals are discussed in the relevant district. The decision for a name …

…is finally taken by the local government’s committee on culture and science.

There will be only few new street names coming up in Vienna – our Danube Women City Guide can be the perfect reminder to choose a woman’s name! What female personality would you like to see next on the list?


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