Zirkus Busch Vienna

Zirkus Busch Vienna

In 1882 Franz R.V. Neumann build a grand Panorama at the entrance of the Vienna Prater on the Ausstellungsstra├če at the Praterstern. Ten years later in 1892 the Drexler Brothers turned it into a circus with a seating capacity of 2600 people for German Circus owner Paul Busch. The sixteen-sided circular building measured 39 meters in diameter and was 15 meters heigh.

After having constructed his own circus building in Hamburg this was Paul Busch his second circus building. Before constructing in 1895 his biggest building in Berlin and taking over the Renz buildings in Hamburg and Breslau (nowadays Wroclaw).

The Viennese Circus Busch was also rented out to other circuses such as Sarrasani, Cesar Sidoli, Willy Hagenbeck, Max Schumann, Wilhelm Hagenbeck, Krone and Zirkus Henry.

In 1920 the circus was converted into a cinema. Towards the end of the Second World War the building was heavily damaged. Demolition began on the 21st of October 1945.


1020 Wien

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