Jung-Wien (Young Vienna), a group of Viennese poets and authors around 1900, who, because of their meeting place, Café Griensteidl, and because their discussions there helped them to develop their individual ideas, became known as "Kaffeehausliteraten" ("coffee-house writers"). Their leader was H. Bahr; other members of the group were A. Schnitzler, F. Dörmann, P. Altenberg, R. Beer-Hofmann, F. Salten, R. Auernheimer, H. v. Hofmannsthal, and K. Kraus. The group rejected naturalism, took up various modern artistic trends (symbolism, impressionism, decadence poetry), and established a new movement in Austrian literature, which was continued by such authors as S. Zweig, R. Musil, Ö. v. Horváth or J. Roth. The tenets of the group found expression in H. Bahr´s weekly periodical "Die Zeit" (1894-1904).
Literature: G. Wunberg, Jung-Wien, 2 vols., 1976; J. Rieckmann, Aufbruch in die Moderne, 1985.