First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…

Vienna of Pannonia is a widely celebrated city in Austria, and is situated on the river Danube. This same river divides Bavaria, Austria and Hungary. It passes through Rascia[Raška (alternative spellings have included Raschka, Rascia and Rassa) was the central and most successful medieval Serbian state that unified neighboring Serbian tribes into a main medieval Serbian state in the Balkans.] and Bulgaria, has sixty navigable tributaries, and terminates in the Euxine after touching many distinguished cities. Among these cities none are as wealthy, well populated or ancient as Vienna, the principal city and capital of the country. The city was formerly (as one discovers in the ancient ducal privileges) called Flavianum, after Flavius, the prefect who governed this region and began the city; or, after Flavius, the emperor, who proceeded to the Danube to establish the boundaries of the Roman Empire; and, in part the city is said to have received its name from him. Now when the Germans speak of Flavianum, they use the abbreviated form, Flavienn. And so, not without reason, the first syllable Fla (as otherwise often written), was discarded, and so Vienn (Wienn) remained. For that reason this city was accordingly called Vienna. But some are of the opinion that the city was named after the little river Vienna which flows between it and the suburbs. This great and mighty city, according to the circuit of its walls, has a circumference of two thousand paces, and has large and spacious suburbs, protected by moat and mound. The city has tall stout battlements and is provided with many towers and defenses against war. Here are also large and beautiful residences of its citizens, secure, strong and tall; but many of the houses are roofed with unsightly shingles, and but few with tiles. The other buildings are of stone masonry. Some are painted, so that they shine inside and out. Every house as you enter it gives the impression of a princely residence. The houses of the nobles and the church officials are public. Here also are to be seen large and illustrious buildings of stone erected to the honor of the Almighty God and the saints; and wonderful consecrated church edifices containing statuary. Many costly relics are covered with gold, silver and precious stones; and there are highly ornate churches. The city is located in the bishopric of Pataviensis;[The German edition of the says Passau.] and the daughter is greater than her mother. Here also are the four orders of the Mendicants; also the Scottish brothers and St. Augustine’s Regular Canons, who are greatly respected. Also the Cloister of the Virgin, and that of St. Jerome, in which are received common sinful women who have been converted, and who day and night sing the praises of God in the German tongue. Those who relapse into sin