The Neulinggasse was once called Grasweg (grass way) and then Grasgasse (grass alley). It received its present name in 1862. Vinzenz Neuling (1795-1846) was an innkeeper and brewer who inherited several estates in the then rural area from his father, a prosperous jeweller. Vinzenz used his wealth to promote culture and help poor people. He hosted house concerts, opened a theatre and was the benefactor of many homeless people after the great inundation – the Danube flood of 1830. Today, the Neulinggasse between Modena park and Arenberg park is a genuinely feelgood neighbourhood. Magnificent municipal housing from the 1930s with clear and sometimes simple façades are lined up next to magnificent palais and town houses with protruding balconies. Bustling streets, vibrant life in the parks and the proximity to the city centre all create a very special atmosphere. Many embassies and consulates have established themselves here, which lends an international aura to the area. The two parks form little natural islands in the middle of the urban fabric.