Other significant landmarks include the Rathaus (City Hall), Parlament (Parliament), the Universität (University of Vienna), the Naturhistorisches (Natural History), and the Kunsthistorisches (Art History) museums, and Stadtpark. On weekends, don’t miss Otto Wagner’s Art Nouveau jewel, the Hofpavillon. Wahring is the 18th district of Vienna, an area in the northwestern side that is generally known for its “up-market” residential homes and for its scenic parks. Meine Insel (sofa boat rental): Laberlweg 19, Das Bootshaus: An der unteren Alten Donau 61, Vienna International Centre (UN Headquarters): Wagramer Strasse 5, Donauturm (Danube Tower): Donauturmstrasse 8, Located south of Hietzing, Meidling and Favoriten, Vienna’s southernmost district is also its youngest, dating from 1954. Stadtbahn pavilions by Otto Wagner. I try not to let this affect my objectivity (I link to vastly more attractions and services that pay no finder's fee).All text and photos copyright Mark Brownlow 2005-2020 unless otherwise indicated, How to get to the city (from the airport). Vienna District 11, Simmering. Josefstadt (8th District) The smallest of Vienna's 23 districts is named after Habsburg Emperor Joseph II and was once home to Vienna's civil servants. At the other end, Renaissance castle Neugebäude changes the scenery with a gigantic unpretentious façade and well-sized gardens, where locals gather for seasonal and folkloric events. Right next to the main compound, the old Jewish Cemetery with its ivy-covered graves reminds of an era when the Jewish community shaped the city. Also known as the “Industrial District,” Simmering is the 11th district located in southeast Vienna. Just before Josefstädter Strasse ends, turn left into Blindengasse to discover the stunning Art Deco façade of Das Kleine Paradies (The Little Paradise). Such text links are marked with a *. Dating from Empress Maria Theresa’s times, the building proudly displays Schönbrunn’s typical yellow and green. Tap into my insight, honest reviews and local connections.”, About Vienna Unwrapped Here you can find the city’s thermal spa and the new train station. The city’s Botanical Gardens as well as the Rabenhof Theater are here, too. Wieden (4th District) This small neighborhood extends south from Opernring and Kärtnering, and it's just as fashionable as the 1st District. Otto Wagner Spital and Kirche Am Steinhof: Baumgartner Höhe 1, Otto Wagner Villa / Ernst Fuchs Museum: Hüttelbergstrasse 26, Breitenseer Lichtspiele: Breitenseer Strasse 21, Anna & Jagetsberger: Breitenseer Strasse 40. Vienna contains 23 municipal districts, each with its own individual character and flavor. Map of Vienna. Small district … Definitely, Museumsquartier marks the area’s cultural hotspot. The second and third digits identify the relevant district (German: Bezirk). Unlike in bustling Favoriten or Ottakring, Hernals’ pulse follows its own smooth rhythm. One of the outer western districts which stretch out towards the Wienerwald, a former imperial hunting ground. 11th District (Simmering) - 10th District (Favoriten) - - 16th District (Ottakring) - Vienna's oldest and most intimate theater, Josefstadt Theater, has stood here since 1788. Once the seat of the Imperial court’s stone masons, a giant petrified Jesus greets the guests in the front garden, climbers entwine the entrance, and wooden floor boards creak under every step. Throughout much of Floridsdorf, urban arteries like Donaukanalstrasse and Brünner Strasse cut through industrial areas and suburban shopping hubs. Karlsplatz. For the best point of entry, start either right in the center, or let some of Vienna’s most prestigious landmarks roll past as you tour circular Ringstrasse boulevard. Within the Leopoldstadt, Vienna’s second district, you can visit the Wiener Prater, one of Vienna’s premier amusement parks and home to the Riesenrad, the oldest functioning ferris wheel.