50 things to do in 52 weeks!

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The inspiration for this post is a blog by an Australian in Vienna, Carly Hulls. Recently in her Austrian Adaptation blog, she decided to set herself a challenge to go through a list of 50 things to do in Vienna in 52 weekends. I recently shared her post with Vienna Expats through their Facebook – and the post attracted a lot of reads and comments. So I decided I would do my own list of 50 things to do over the next year – until the end of September 2017. (more…)

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A window on the past…

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20160922_075948Every morning as I commute to the office, I pass a building site on the Nussdorferstrasse, which has finally become active after the previous building, a district office of the Tax Office (Finanzamt) had been empty for the best part of four years. The shops on the ground floor had long since vacated the building, and it was waiting to be pulled down. (more…)

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Schlosspark Pötzleinsdorf

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Tucked away at the end of the 41 tram line in Pötzleinsdorf is the Schloßpark Pötzleinsdorf. The park is somewhat atypical – it is a dog- and bike-free zone. And unlike a lot of parks that seem to be full of activity areas, this one is relatively empty. However, there is a certain satisfaction to be gained from a leisurely stroll where a wild deer is grazing unbothered. (more…)

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S45 Gersthof

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The 37 and 38 trams weren’t running as I left the office and so I took an alternative route home – 40 tram through to Gersthof, and then the S45 up to Krottenbachstrasse and onto the 35a. I suppose that had I been more energetic I could have walked through the Türkenschanzpark, but missed the opportunity today. A few minutes at Gersthof station gave me a chance to snap a recently renovated S45 station.

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The S45 – my unofficial “U7”

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Living in the 19th district, where the nearest Underground station is at best a 15 minute bus ride away (U6 Nussdorferstrasse or U4/U6 Spittelau) there is another line that I use quite often, which is probably very unknown to many. The S45 runs from the 20th district through to the 14th district, with many of its stations being Otto Wagner-designed. (more…)

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