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Schanigärten: The Sidewalk Takeover

Schanigärten: The Sidewalk Takeover

Impatient for outdoor socialising, Vienna tempts the spring season starting on 1 March – the day the city’s 1,800 Schanigärten are officially allowed to open. Whether or not winter has given up, the fresh-air freaks begin basking in the Saturday afternoon sun at outside tables on the Naschmarkt. “Oh look, they have blankets,” an American […]

Vienna’s Sidewalk Gardens

It is a busy Friday afternoon in late March in the center of Vienna: The crowd on Graben is buzzing, horses are clomping along on the uneven cobblestones as they pull the loaded carriages up to Stephansplatz and beyond. The sun is out; it’s one of the first warm days of Spring. The year is […]

Schanigarten Pleasures

Schanigarten Pleasures

Vienna comes into its own on the day in spring when the Schanigarten open along the streets, bringing back vivid recollections of many other such days in years gone by. It’s a sweet, yet awkward feeling of past and present interwoven in imagination. The morning dawns in a room filled with sunlight. Through the open […]

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