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!
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. 🙂
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 house on Favoritenstrasse was comissioned by the Zentralsparkasse (a bank) in the middle to late 1970s, for their use as a bank and also as a community centre. The house was designed by Günther Domenig, and he considered this as his final work of art. The house seems to be wedget too tightly between the buildings next to it, and many details were not planned but were put in on the spot, as they were building the house (Source: Wikipedia)
I like it, it’s a cool edition to the feel of Favoritenstrasse. You can find it between Keplerplatz and Reumannplatz on the U1.
The first winter I was skiing here, I was told that there would be a Rodelbahn (bobsleigh course) where we were going. And I was sooo excited.. I told everyone that we could go Rodeln in the dark! That is, I told them we could go Rudeln (pronounciation error). And my friend was cracking up, asking me where on earth I’d get a Rudel (pack of dogs or other pack animals).
This one I took on my way up to work one day. It’s fast becoming one of my most favourite walks, as I can also integrate it into my exercise routine AND get to work at the same time (yay multitasking!)
Not the worst scenery I can tell you. 😉
When the moon is full like today, I like to go for walks in Prater. Actually, I spend a lot of time in Prater, going for walks. So I should really show you more of it. Here you can see the lights from the Hauptallee shining through the trees as a white line, and the moon shining bright. Prater is relatively safe, and on the weekends (or maybe even full time now) there are no cars allowed. So, all the space in the world to go rollerblading, biking, anything on wheels, as well as paths to go running and nordic walking. It’s nice to have a green area to visit that’s not that far away. 🙂