About one hundred years ago, part of the former army parade ground was built on the “Schmelz”. The Nibelungen Quarter, a new neighbourhood, emerged in today's Fifteenth District of Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus. The four- to five-storey townhouses which were built at the time reflect the late phase of the Vienna Secession. In complete contrast to the peaceful aspirations of the secessionists and Viennese Jugendstil artists, the streets of the quarter were given names taken from the bloodthirsty Nibelungenlied. Alberich, Brunhilde, Dankwart, Gunther, Giselher and Kriemhild are immortalised here among others. Consequently, the neighbourhood is known as the Nibelungen Quarter. Even so it is quite certain that the area was less a home to Roman and Germanic tribes than to people of other origins. Essentially, nothing much has changed in this regard right up to today.
As in the Nibelungenlied, the centre of the eponymous quarter is also formed by Kriemhild, or rather by the poplar-lined square named after her, together with the avenue of the Markgraf-Rüdiger-Straße. Many “peoples” live peacefully together in the neighbourhood.