Tag:grätzl

Seestadt Aspern | The New Frontier

Despite a direct subway connection, getting to Seestadt Aspern is quite a trek: starting from Karlsplatz on the U2, you’ll pass the national stadium in the Prater, a shopping mall, a highway, the Danube and finally, an endless array of cornfields, eventually wondering if you’re still in Vienna. The woman next to me is asleep […]
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Altlerchenfeld | Laying Low, Living Large

If Goldilocks had to choose a neighborhood in Vienna, it might be Altlerchenfeld.Laidback yet central, this neighborhood strikes the perfect balanc...

Lainzer Tiergarten | Where the Wild Things Are

As hard as it is to find solitude in a city of almost two million, it’s far from impossible: at the Lainzer Tiergarten nature preserve in the 13th and...

Cottageviertel| Imperial Suburbia

by Anastasia Gromontova & Binu StarneggThe lure of suburbia, with its promise of the tranquility of country life within city limits, is a strong...

Bermudadreieck | History and Hard Drinking

Ominously named after the mysterious navigational hazard that allegedly claims countless vessels in the Caribbean, Vienna’s Bermudadreieck (Be...

Alt-Hietzing | Suburban Imperialism

On a warm Sunday morning in Alt-Hietzing, an elderly lady pushes her walker along the old wooden parquet terrace of Café Dommayer, a coffeehouse...

Stuwerviertel | A Neighborhood at a Crossroads

The Stuwerviertel is an anomaly, both more and less than meets the eye: Wedged in between the Prater, Mexikoplatz and Ausstellungsstrasse, it’s quiet,...

Neustift Am Walde | Town and Country

There’s no question: Vienna loves its wine and the traditions that go with it. And few areas of the city encapsulate Vienna’s enduring love for liquid...

Alte Donau | The Coolest Spot in Town

Peppered with silver and black poplar trees casting welcome shadows, the shores of the Old Danube make it easy to forget that you’re only a few subway stops away from the 1st district.

The Naschmarkt | Vienna’s Legendary Open-Air Market

Or how a culinary melting pot became the city's favorite Bobo BazaarEven in staunchly nostalgic Vienna, neighborhoods change. The Naschmarkt is a ...

Pioneers Festival 2017 | Where to Hang Around the Hofburg

Between the talks and networking, try these lunch spots, museums and sights you should visit while attending the Pioneers Festival 2017.First ment...

Exploring Vienna’s St. Ulrich Neighborhood in the Hipster 7th District

St. Ulrich: Cradle of CoolOut of all the neighborhoods of the hip 7th district, St. Ulrich stands apart. A hub of local and expat intellectuals,...

Vienna’s Old University Quarter

A tradition of temptationIn medieval Vienna, the hilly streets of the northeast quarter – encompassed by Rotenturmstraße, Fleischmarkt, Stubenri...

Gußhausviertel | Downtown Diplomacy

GußhausviertelTaking a stroll just behind Karlskirche into the 4th district is a calming experience. Gone is the buzz of tourists and traffic sn...

Kohlmarkt

High Street HighIf elegance and sophistication had an address, Kohlmarkt would be it. Connecting two must-sees, the Hofburg and the Graben, it i...

Turning Back the Clock in Vienna’s Mittersteig

Wedged between the lively arteries of Wiedner Hauptstrasse and Margaretenstrasse, Mittersteig is a mostly residential area with some hidden gems...

Esterhazypark – In the Shadow of History

Just a block below Mariahilfer Straße, commerce gives way to side streets full of trendy bars, galleries, clubs and restaurants, anchored by a park wi...

Shaking up the Grätzl

Gracious old Vienna can be set in its ways. But a few entrepreneurs and activists are trying to do things differentlyHalf a century ago, Vienna wa...

Oberdöbling | The Noble Nineteenth’s Bourgeois Ghetto

Vienna’s hilly north side may be cozy but not sleepyThe 19th district, Döbling, is one of Vienna’s “noble” districts:  along with Hietzing (13th...