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Alsergrund is the ninth district of Vienna, Austria (German: 9. Bezirk, Alsergrund). It is located just north of the first, central district, Innere Stadt. Alsergrund was incorporated in 1862, with seven suburbs. The area is densely populated, with a lot of government-built housing. According to the census of 2001, there were 37,816 inhabitants over 2.99 square km (1.15 sq. mi).

Many departments of the University of Vienna (main university) are located in Alsergrund, as well as the University of Economics and Business Administration (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien). There are also many large hospitals, including the biggest in Vienna, the AKH (Allgemeines Krankenhaus, German for General Hospital).

19 Berggasse, Alsergrund, is the former residence and office of Sigmund Freud. It was Freud's home from 1891 until his flight to England in 1938, and is currently the site of the Vienna Sigmund Freud Museum. Most of the patients Freud treated during the development of his theories, of psychoanalysis, visited him at his Alsergrund office.

In addition, the park in front of the Votivkirche, on the corner of Währingerstrasse and Schottenring, was named after Freud, in memory of his frequent visits there.



Alsergrund is situated in north-central Vienna. It covers 2.99 km² (1.15 sqmi) making it the seventh smallest district of Vienna. North to South the district covers 2,35 km (3.8 mi) from the northernmost point of the Gürtel boulevard down towards the first district. The main east-west axis is located between Augarten Brücke and Zimmermannplatz (2 km, 3.2 mi).[1] The district is delimited by: Gürtel in the west, the Danube Canal in the east, as well as the Maria-Theresien-Straße, Universitätsstraße and Alserstraße in the south. Neighbouring districts are Döbling in the north, Währing and Hernals in the west, Josefstadt and Innere Stadt in the south. In the east, Alsergrund is separated by the Danube Canal from Brigittenau and Leopoldstadt.

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