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Evliyâ Çelebi#

Evliyâ Çelebi, Turkish writer of travel books, 17th century. In his "Fahrtenbuch" (10 vols.), fantastic tales about his travels, he mentions Vienna (especially St. Stephen´s Cathedral, where 1,000 monks lived in the tower); he counted 360 churches and monasteries in Vienna, with 470 spires.

Edition: Im Reiche des goldenen Apfels, translated into German by R. F. Kreutel, 1957.