Stefan Fürtbauer’s Eiterquellen series is an ongoing project about Viennese Wurstel Diners and Viennese fast-food culture. He writes: ‘Most of the time these diners are isolated islands of food supply in ancient surrounding with a dash of cultural heritage. They are isolated both in the sense of appearance as well as in the sense of resisting against global operating fast-food chains. Viennese wurstel diners were introduced during 1870 to provide a safe income for wounded war veterans. Since then they have become an essential part of the urban culture not by only supplying snacks but also as a meeting spot. These ancient Viennese diners had to evolve to catch up with international fast-food chains, Kebap diners and Asian snack bars. They’ve refurbished their appearance with contemporary architecture, similar to the style of 60’s diners in the US, but they’ve kept the menu the same for almost 150 years.’ Taken from Feature Shoot

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Viennese-Wurstel-Diners Stefan Fürtbauer

 

Viennese-Wurstel-Diners Stefan Fürtbauer

Viennese-Wurstel-Diners Stefan Fürtbauer

Viennese-Wurstel-Diners Stefan Fürtbauer

Viennese-Wurstel-Diners Stefan Fürtbauer

Viennese-Wurstel-Diners Stefan Fürtbauer

Viennese-Wurstel-Diners Stefan Fürtbauer

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