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Dreaming up Döbling: Of Ancient Hills and Heuriger

Dreaming up Döbling: Of Ancient Hills and Heuriger

People walk more slowly here. In town they may rush, but at home in Döbling, the journey is its own reward. The 10 communities within the district are green and residential, at points almost bordering on rural. It’s a gateway to the Vienna Woods, skirting the sprawling Alpine foothills, where the city’s close, turn-of-the-century buildings subside […]

Going ‘Heuriger’ Hopping!

Going ‘Heuriger’ Hopping!

It was a warm evening in early June as a friend and I climbed down from the bus at the top of the Kahlenberg, an ancient mountain 484 meters high, in the northeastern foothills of the Alps. Here from the broad terraces of the tourism university Modul, the entire city of Vienna lays spread out […]

Bonding to Vienna

On visiting Vienna from the U.S. in 2006, Turkish born psychiatrist Vamik Volkan took himself one beautiful Sunday afternoon up to the Kahlenberg, for a pleasant walk in the countryside and the view across the valley. Also out for a stroll that day, were groups of Turks, all ages, families, friends one after another, all […]

Public vs. Private on the Kahlenberg

Public vs. Private on the Kahlenberg

Every weekend the Kahlenberg attracts crowds of urbanites looking for that little bit of nature situated right on the edges of Vienna; Mountain bikers zip through the paths in the Vienna Woods, people walk their dogs, couples look for a secluded spot for a romantic picnic. The Kahlenberg, as a popular destination for day trips, […]

Climbing the Kahlenberg

Climbing the Kahlenberg

Walking through the Vienna woods around Kahlenberg it’s hard to believe that downtown Vienna is just a few Kilometres away.  The blanket of leaves that covers the ground in the autumn and winter seems to absorb any sound, and the old trees that border the well-maintained trails provide an arch above your head, blocking out […]

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