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Atlas Obscura Neidhart Frescoes

In 1979 during restoration works in an apartment near the center of Vienna, a sensational find was uncovered. After removing plaster from the walls, a set of ancient frescoes were revealed.

These works of art were ordered by Michel Menschein, a wealthy merchant who wanted them as decorations for a private dance and banquet hall in 1407. The paintings depict songs by legendary bard Neidhart von Reuenthal and tell stories of feasts, joy, and emotions experienced centuries ago.

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