Seen from Reichsbrücke today.
For about 10 weeks I’ve been living in the first district, and prior to that I had only a vague idea of how confusing the streets here can be. It’s practically a maze. Getting to Kleines cafe from where I live on Fleischmarkt for example requires GPS walking if you’re not familiar with the area. What is nice about wandering around and potentially getting lost is the many cute alleys in the first. It’s like getting to know a whole new city. 🙂
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. 🙂
Man I’m sick of this weather. It’s not even real weather, it’s just waiting to become weather. So what does one do? Screw it, go for a walk anyway!
So here are two pictures from a walk to Kahlenberg and down again today. Actually enjoyable, considering the company and the exercise. And the views. Which would have been better in any other weather. I correct myself: which would have been improved with the presence of weather.
Oh March…. You’re so much better in the southern hemisphere…
Yesterday I got dropped off here. I had no idea where I was. Turns out I was close to Niederhofstrasse on the u6, a place I can safely say that I have never been before.
It had the same sort of feel as Favoritenstrasse in the 10th district. I had to look around for a bit, just to find the entry to the ubahn. Tiny, unplanned afventure. 🙂
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!
On Donauinsel there are many areas where barbecuing is allowed (link with map). We got ourselves a disposable BBQ and made our way there this weekend. We normally go to the area that’s just by the wakeboard lift, just because of habit I suppose, but it’s also nice and chilled out. And has a public toilet.
Our trusty bbq:
I also liked the more ‘deep sea’ creatures – although I have a suspicion that this shrimp does not really belong to the deep sea. I could be wrong. It’s a zebra-mantis shrimp.. or something like that.
It was a bit steep to go in.. a normal adult ticket is 14,90 Euro, but with concession it was 11,30 (I think, I was lucky enough to get sponsored today by my dad). I’d recommend it though, but try to make it a day when school is ON (not on the holidays). There is also a really nice cafe at the top, with the best view of Vienna.
I finally got to editing this one. Shot on my way to an appointment. A bit different than a picture, but still a little snapshot of Vienna. Where things happen to be moving. It’s like Harry Potter 😀
Just passing Weingut Wailand on my walk up to work this morning. Was awesome to see the sun, for a change!
Looking north on Alte Donau you can see just how dreary and grey the city has been in the last couple of weeks. At least we’ve survived January, only two more months left of winter! The birds are making the most of the sheet of ice that’s covering part of the water, I suppose we should take a leaf out of their book.
Today and tomorrow is Weinwandertage (wine wander days) up in the hills of Kahlenberg and Cobenzl. This is the view from under one of the vineyards on the way up to the Berg – can definitely recommend a trip up there! Lots of wine-tasting opportunities, if you haven’t tried out the local wines yet! 🙂 you can find some more info here if you’re keen on knowing the routes and so on. Viel Spass!
It’s rumbling and lighting up a lot these past few days, and today I could see this one rolling in over Vienna from my office window. I’ve gotta admit that I felt a bit like an idiot when I took this photo, standing on the top of a hill overlooking Vienna, right by a metal fence, on the highest terrace… with my hands up in the air and a mobile phone. Well, THIS time I didn’t get hit by lightning. 😀
I’m still SUPER busy, but managed a little evening walk today. Returning to one of the favourite spots (that’s also right around the corner) I forced my friend to take this photo for me, as I’d left my trusty phone at home… It’s spring. And we’re having such beautiful days in Vienna that I cannot even tell you. It feels like being in love.