In the beginning of the 20th century Mrs. Auguste Jokel opened the Pension Neuer Markt in parts of the 2nd and 3rd floor of the building. During World War II the bed and breakfast was aryanised, until the business was given back to Mrs. Jokel in 1946. Due to her old age, she sold the Pension Neuer Markt to Mrs. Hermine Geissler, who reopened the guesthouse in the beginning of 1965, after a renovation lasting for months. Since that time, the pension has been extended twice and renovated many times. Now the whole 2nd and 3rd floors belong to the Pension Neuer Markt. Hermine Geissler ran the pension like a hotel until her sudden death in 1997. From this time on her daughter Jutta Adensamer took her place and runs the pension with the same love and passion as her mother did. For some time now, her husband and children, as well as other relatives work in the business. You can say the Pension Neuer Mark is a true family business!
The Neuer Markt, also called Mehlmarkt (translated: Flour market) is one of the oldest places in Vienna. It's first mentioned under the name of “Novum Forum” in 1234. Next to it is one of the most popular shopping miles in town, the Kärntner Straße. In its former times, the Neuer Markt was used as a grain market. Until the 19th century grain, flour and legumes have been sold here. In 1739 the beautiful Donnerbrunnen became the centre of the place and attracts many people now. The buildings around this place have the character of prestigious middle-class houses. The well known building at the Neuer Markt Capuchin Church, completed 1632, under which the Capuchine Crypt , the Imperial Crypt of the Habsburger is located. Emperor Franz-Joseph I and his wife Empress Elisabeth (Sissi) are entombed here.
The baroque style building housing the Pension Neuer Markt was built in 1900/1901 by Karl and Julius Mayreder to order of the Herrnhuter. The well known company "zum Herrnhuter" moved into the large store on the ground floor and sold canvas amongst other things. Since then this time the house I called by the Viennese “Herrnhuter Haus”. At the face of the building a statue showing a man with a hat and a sign witnesses this name.