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!
…in Prater, where the dandelions are popping up all over. 🙂
Yesterday I made the most of the awesome weather and checked out one of the Stadtwanderwege that I so far have neglected.
Starting and ending in Stammersdorf, it has always seemed so far away. But the streets in this part of town are super cute.
Spot the miniature
There was some uphill walking, but less than the Kahlenberg walk. Wiews were found anyway. 🙂
The walk took me about 2 hours and 50 minutes at a leisurely pace. It’s approximately 10 kilometres.
It felt great to get out of the noisy city for a while. I’m not often out here in the north east, so there were new things to see for me.
And the downhill from the top was not very steep, at least not in many places.
I would definitely recommend this for a getaway on a nice day like yesterday. 🙂
Was walking to work on my last day, and I saw a lot of leaves on the ground. It struck me that maybe autumn wants to come this year too? We have had such a long summer this year, so it kind of feels like it won’t ever end. Hmm.
Picture taken behind Krapfenwaldbad.
We luckily don’t get too much smog over Vienna but today there definitely was a brown layer over the city. It made me feel happy that I’m working out of town. 🙂 I hope it will disappear soon!
Still working hard. But I need to take time to get fit, so here is a photo from my morning walk to Kahlenberg.
I love plants. One kind of plant that I’m not allowed is a cactus. My other half explained to me that unless I want to hurt him, I’ll just forget about cacti, as he always finds a way of landing on them if they’re around. So, I have to just enjoy the ones here in the botanical garden I guess. 🙂
Not too far from us, right next to Laaerberg Bad, there is a park that’s as close to heaven as you can get on a sunny spring day.
Wide stretches of flower meadows greet you there, but unlike Prater they are practically empty.
We biked out here and spent some hours on the grass. Definitely a great way to rest a weary mind. 🙂
Spring is so beautiful. I sometimes wish Iived in a rural area, but there are definitely areas around Vienna that are nice too!
Today is the first time this year that I walked up to Kahlenberg. It’s still nice! A few birds could be heard, and the little creek is alive with meltwater.
Still a lot of snow on the sides of the road! And it was cold… -1. But it felt good. No wind, sunshine at my back… yeah. 🙂 A good way to start the day!
It’s fine if this lasts for another three months. I’m now into my final stage of doctoral work, which includes writing a monograph and taking the final test. So apologies for a less frequently updated blog! I took this yesterday while taking a break.
The woods on Kahlenberg are still covered in snow, unlike the rest of yhe city.
So, nowadays when the sun is really low and we have to go home after sunset, I’ve managed to take my camera out to capture some of the colour that we see every day. I got off the bus at Cobenzl to capture these shots. the view of Vienna from up there is just amazing.
This is the little castle (mini-castle) up at Cobenzl, with a fiery sky behind it. Click on the pictures to see them bigger!
Busy days now before Christmas! Just uploading this shot which shows my view from Kahlenberg when teaching this morning. 🙂
So, for the last five days now, Vienna has put on the shittest weather imaginable to man. It’s been drizzling every day, grey, dark, and also in my case close to zero visibility as I work up in the clouds. I go to work in the morning when it’s still sort of dark, and I return when it’s dark, and this is all I ever see. So, forgive me if I’m sharing a bit too many of other magnificent people’s posts these days… because Vienna just isn’t a very nice place right now!! I will however bite the bullet and go outside with my camera this evening. I shall go to the Christmas market at Karlsplatz, and I shall take some nice (albeit rainy) photos for you to enjoy. So there!
Inside it’s been pretty ok. We’ve been spending time with great people, we’ve gone shopping a bit, we’ve had good food, played board games, and lit lots of candles to make things nice. And – decorated the Christmas tree in the office!
I guess I’d better find something nice for you guys somewhere else!
Not all of the plants have given up yet 🙂
So yeah, working really hard these days – so here is a photo from my office view (again.. I know!)
Tomorrow is my final 11 hour Thursday, which I’m looking forward to! Getting home at 8pm after having left for work at 7pm is always really brutal to me, so my course finishing tomorrow will definitely lighten my load a bit!!
Hmmm. Not much to be seen this morning. But I have hope!
Quiet yesterday at the Prater Hauptallee. The weather wasn’t that great, which could be the reason why I suppose… but it wasn’t that bad either!!
It looks like a plum tree. Quite cool to find fruits here 😀 But all the low-hanging fruit had been picked already. I quite miss having a real garden these days. I’d love to be able to grow food. I know there are garden patches on the donauinsel where I could plant things, but that’s a bit far away…
Just spent the day up in the hills under Kahlenberg. Love it!
We’re off to have lunch in Bratislava. Just because we can. 😛
Yesterday I walked down to Wagenwiese, and even though it was beautifully sunny and hot, I could hear rolling thunder the whole way. It came from over the 22nd District, where it was raining and thundering. On hot days, it’s quite common that we get thunder and lightning in the afternoon.
This is a little oasis in the middle of the town, wedged in between the 3rd and the 1st district. I can’t say I’ve spend much time here, even though I used to live fairly close. Yesterday I went to the other side of the park than I normally go to, and was amazed at the life, the views, and the fish in the pond. (Fish! In pond!)
I also FINALLY found this golden statue:I’ve lived in Vienna for 4 years and a bit, and it’s only now that I’ve found this thing!
It’s so clear! I’m so glad it’s weekend, and that I finally have time to live (and blog!) again 🙂
This place is at it’s best during the morning, before it becomes flooded by tourists around ten o’clock. In the early hours the grounds are ruled by people exercising and going to work… It’s like an oasis in the midst of the busy city. I love it! My aspiration is to become one of those exercisers.
They also have this statue, which I insist is a homage to the late Steve Irwin. Long may his name be remembered!
I would head to the East! 😀 crazy weather in Vienna these days…
This semetary is in the 14th district, close to Otto Wagner Spital. It’s got a nice little view out towards Obere St. Veit and Untere St. Weit.
Wayy out in the districts…
On the walkway up to Spittelau it looked really grey yesterday afternoon… luckily I escaped the rain! 🙂