distance: 3 min walk
The old winegrowing village with its small gothic church is one of the most popular sights of Vienna.
You may want to visit a „Heurigen“. This is an old farm house, where the wine farmers serve their variety of wines. Nowadays, you can also have a nice local meal there.
Safe bet: Bio-Weinbau & Heurigenschank „ZUM BERGER“, Himmelstraße 19, just beside the church.
distance: 7 min walk
This beautiful old cemetery offers a panoramic view. Many celebrities are buried here (Gustav Mahler, Thomas Bernhard, Raoul Aslan, Heimito von Doderer, Heinrich Ferstel, Alma Mahler-Werfel, Alexander Sacher Masoch and many more).
Turn right (uphill) in Strassergasse and after 3 minutes turn left (Managettasteig).
On the hilltop you will see the gate at the right hand side.
Buildings by Josef Hoffmann
distance: 10-30 min walk
• Villenkolonie Hohe Warte (Steinfeldgasse 6, Geweygasse 13, Steinfeldgasse 4)
• Villa Legler (Armbrustergasse 22)
• Villa Moll (Wollergasse 10)
• Haus Ast (Steinfeldgasse 2)
• Villenkolonie Kaasgraben (Kaasgrabengasse 30-32, Suttingergasse 12-14 und 16-18)
• Haus Bernatzik (Springiedelgasse 28)
• Haus Knips (Nußwaldgasse 20)
• Wohnhausanlage der Gemeinde Wien (Silbergasse 4 / Nußwaldgasse 22)
distance: 16 min by bus
The best view of the city, preferably in the evening when the lights are turned on.
Bus 38A stops in Grinzing at „Cafe Pucco‘s“ and will take 16 minutes to take you up there.
distance: 10 min by bus or 20 min walk
Bus 38A (direction Heiligenstadt) to „Armbrustergasse“.
If you prefer to walk avoid the busy Grinzinger Straße. Start at the Grinzing Busstop and choose Langackergasse, Rudolf-Kassner-Gasse, Armbrustergasse.
Probusgasse 6 is traditionally associated with a deeply moving testimony of Beethoven’s. Here in 1802 he wrote the “Heiligenstädter Testament”, the letter addressed to his brother but never sent, in which Beethoven expressed his despair over his worsening deafness. At the same time, he worked in Probusgasse on some of his most important works, among them the Piano Sonata Op. 31, No.2 ("The Tempest"), the "Prometheus"-Variations, Op. 35, and first sketches for the Third Symphony (“Eroica”).
Photograph © Birgit & Peter Kainz 2017
distance: 15 min by tram
Nussdorfer Straße 54
Tram 38 – “Canisiusgasse”
Here Schubert spent the first four and a half years of his childhood. The apartment of the large family consisted solely of one room and a "Rauchkuchl" (kitchen with open fire).
Today a large part of the top floor is dedicated to the memory of the composer. It presents an impressive documentation of his musical development, his circle of friends, and the important stages of his life. One of the rooms shows numerous portraits of the composer. But the item that frequently fascinates the public most is a seemingly unspectacular pair of spectacles belonging to the composer, which became the "trademark" of Schubert veneration.
Photograph © Wien Museum 2018
distance: 30 min walk
When leaving the estate to the Strassergasse turn right.
A 30 minute long walk (steep uphill!) will lead you not only to a magnificent view over Vienna,
but also to the Sisi chapel.
It was built on the occasion of the wedding of Elisabeth (Sisi) and emperor Franz Joseph the first on April 24th 1854. After a period of decay it was refurbished in 2005 in a very particular way: A glass roof opens to the treetops and 14 screens display a kind of Via Dolorosa of nature.
The café “Oktogon” nearby is a nice place to wrap up this excursion.
Krapfenwaldlbad (public bath)
10 min by bus or 20 min walk
One of the most beautiful outdoor pools in Vienna, situated in an amazing pine-wood with an overwhelming panoramic view. Take bus 38A (direction “Kahlenberg”) to “Wagenwiese” then walk uphill through the wood for 5 min.
You can also walk all the way: Pass the church of Grinzing, then the restaurant “Martin Sepp”, then turn right to follwow “Krapfenwaldgasse” steep uphill.
distance: 20 min
Tram 38 „Grinzing“ → „Schottentor“ (university, town hall, Burgtheater)
distance: 30 min
Bus 38A „Grinzing“ → „Heiligenstadt“ (10 min)
U4 „Heiligenstadt“ → „Schönbrunn“ (20 min)