Just a picture I snapped at our local subway station. 🙂 now there is a vote on for the new subway line, whether ie should be pink or turquoise. I voted the latter.
It’s still months away from opening, but some of the platforms already have traffic. Here is a view towards Arsenal, Which is right on the edge of the new station. This place is massive. But then, it is going to be the main international train station in Vienna, which is smack in the middle of Europe, so I guess the size is justified. In September they are opening the shopping mall in the station, and the station itself will be fully operational in December. Go trains!
As someone who aspires to live sustainably (though failing because of my addiction to travel), I was fascinated when someone told me that there was a bicycle transport company in Vienna. Heavy Pedals is a company which specialises in transporting goods around the city, up to 250kgs. 250kgs! These guys are not afraid of some serious work. I almost want to apply for a summer job there… lol. 😀 They’re also located across the street from Caritas, which means you can get your furniture pre-loved, and then have them cycled to your home, completely carbon-free!
If you want to see the main sites in Vienna, but don’t feel like forking out for a tourist bus, you can get a day-pass (unless you already have one with Wienerlinien, then you don’t need to do anything more) and take the the D-line from one end to the next. It passes most of the important things in Vienna, and goes at a leisurely pace. You’ll pass the important theaters, the parliament, most of the museums, the opera house, Belvedere castle, Fernwärme Wien (a building designed by Hundertwasser)… Really, if you want a hop-on hop-off line that doesn’t have an extra price tag, and that is also not full of tourists – it’s the perfect choice. 😉