I had to escape Vienna for a week. Currently I’m home in Norway enjoying scenery like this:
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!
I love this little place. It’s tucked away neatly under the hill between Kahlenberg and Leopoldsberg, and it’s just as cozy as you could get it.
There is a great view over the Danube. and the 21st and 22nd district of Vienna.
They also have people coming round with snacks that are just unbelievable. I would have eaten all of this (possibly in one go) if I weren’t on my one year without chocolate quest.
After spending most of the evening up there, we went down to Kahlenbergerdorf to catch the bus back. As we had to wait a good while, we decided to check out the river, and the sunset. Seeing as my phone was dead I ordered my friend Eleni to take this photo.
The best day.
It’s getting greener and slowly, but surely, it’s going towards the opening of this place again. I’ve never been there, but some say it’s nice. MOST I know however say it’s where the rich kids and wannabe celebs go to be seen, and seeing as I am on the bus all summer observing the people who get on the bus after being here, I can say that it seems to be true. But then that’s extremely subjective! 🙂
Today has been an absolutely gorgeous day here in Vienna. It’s been sunny, almost no wind, and a nice 13 degrees. So we decided to go exploring a bit, and the choice fell on Stadtwanderweg 3.
It starts off in a park after you get off the 43 tram and walk up a steep hill to the left of the road. In the beginning we were walking straight along this alleyway for a good while, until we got tired of it and decided to head off on a side track up into the trees.It felt good to get out of the city for a while, and to see all the nice signs of spring in the forest. We saw a lot of cute little blue flowers, as well as green buds on the trees, and so on.. so forth. The forest is also full of birds now trying hard to hook up in time for summer hatchings. just magical. 😀
After a pretty steep uphill we reached the top, where there was a nice resting place with a field and an empty house. We looked at the map inside to decide where to go next. And decided to head down to Neustift am Walde and hop on the bus there. So many options…
Can definitely recommed this walk if you are keen to walk in HILLS. It is after all a luxury that is fairly rare here in Vienna. Our total elevation gain was only 210 metres, so I’d still call this a fairly easy walk. 🙂
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!
Heuriger Hirt is a true gem, located under the Kahlenberg close to Nussdorf. This is where I am at the moment, enjoying the view, and the awesome wine. And bbq Wednesday!
I got a new phone over the weekend, that will be my new partner in crime. Well, not my only partner in crime… it’s not possible to turn of the camera shutter sound on it, so I’m not sure I dare to use it for taking photos of ‘people.’ But for panoramas (I was curious as my old phone does the stitching really poorly and gives a really poor file size/quality) it is actually not too bad! (click on the image to scrutinise).
So say hello to Samsung Galaxy S4 – new addition to my range of devices with which to take photos! 🙂
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. 😀
Right now, and for a limited time only, there will be growing Bärlauch (bear’s garlic) all over the place. Which is this leafy very garlic-smelly ‘leek’ that tastes great in salads and spreads. I love it a lot, but I’m kinda scared to go pick it myself, as it is alledgedly very similar to a poisonous plant. I’m just being a bit silly… when the ground looks like this and it smells strongly of garlic, it is a great indicator of foresty fantasticness that’s growing on the ground! However… don’t take my word for it… (don’t want any deaths on my record!)