Last weekend I did the second Stadtwanderweg, which turned out to be absolutely fantastic. We spent about 5 hours in total, including a lunch break and some sightseeing. This path is starting and ending in the 19th district, close to Neustift am Walde.
View towards Neustift am Walde
Jesus is always watching over us wherever we are walking in Austria.
Blindschleiche, we think. Hard to say. Does anyone know?
The Habsburgwarte on Hermannskogel, built in 1888. This is the reference point of the land measuring in Austria. They decided to make this the reference point in 1892 already.
The explanation in German.
And it had a smashing view over Vienna! And Klosterneuburg on the other side.
We stopped and had lunch at Gasthaus zum Agnesbrünnl, which is located close to a water source which in the old days was claimed to have healing powers. It was extremely picturesce.
We also went past Cobenzl.
And looked at the life-circle of trees.
Lots to see, beautiful views and a chance to get ice cream on the way, I have to say I can recommend Stadtwanderweg 2!
So I have been very quiet lately. But a lot has happened, which explains my absence. I moved apartments and now live with the man in my life, I finished my doctorate, and the unemployment services are coursing me in how to get a job. All of this combined has meant that I have checked out a bit.
So, behind the sound barriers and trees across the street here is my new home. It has yet to get a kitchen installed, but we’ve been dealing ok with it. In other words, we have a microwave oven. And live next to an all you can eat buffet…
The 22nd is different. It’s quieter, greener, people have gardens, and there is an abundance of Hofer shops.
Also, instead of having a view to the next building outside you see green things. Trees. As a person growing up on the countryside I’m absolutely loving the change. so, now I will more frequently show you places in Transdanubia. Although I am still in the city almost every day.
Through the summer, the opera house has a goodie for those who like opera. They screen live feeds of the performances that are showing. So, on a nice evening, one can snuggle up in one of the chairs outside, and watch an entire opera on the big screen. Probably even getting a better view than some of the people inside! With subtitles!😀
Located in the second district, on the southern side of Taborstraße is the Volkertmarkt. It’s tiny but very cozy, and not quite as crowded as the Karmelitermarkt. I had some refreshing drinks there in the sun on Friday. Life is good when summer is near.
This is one of my new favourite places to bring my visitors for some authentic Viennese coffeehouse action. The cake is amazing, and from what I have been told they know how to make coffee (difficult for me to judge as I don’t like coffee).
The style is comfy, with a touch of art deco in the chandeliers. It is possible to get a seat without a booking, but it could mean waiting. After over six years in Vienna I now have a great range of non touristy coffee houses to pick from. Well. Four of them…..
There really is a lot of great stuff in the 22nd district. If all goes according to plan I will be moving there in two weeks with my love. Having a playground like this nearby would not be bad, not at all.
I hope you all had an awesome weekend
…in Prater, where the dandelions are popping up all over.