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!)
The games for the world cup are being shown all over town. I don’t think there is a single pub which doesn’t have a tv going. If you’re after a bigger venue though, Flex at Schottenring is a good alternative. You can watch the sun go down on the canal, and then shortly afterwards at 9pm a game will start.
It seriously took me a long time to realise what this was. I thought it was some woman with golden hair, or something, but one day I had a second look at it and realised that it’s actually an octopus. And it’s even quite well done. It’s been there for as long as I can remember, probably because it’s in such an awkward location that no one really wants to go to the effort of tagging over it. 🙂
Wanna go to the Canaries but can’t afford it? Here’s a tip: take a trip to Sunken City. It’s between Donauinsel and Kaisermühlen on the U1 line, and you’ll feel like you’re in a resort holiday place. It’s not all bad though, I’ll vouch for that. Sitting by the river sipping a drink… could be much worse!!