5 of the best picnic spots
Augarten is a picturesque baroque park in Vienna’s second district, Leopoldstadt. It is the home of the famous Wiener Sängerknaben and the Viennese Porcelain Manufactory. So you already have two reasons to visit the park. The third: it’s a perfect place for a picnic under large old trees.
Nussberg is a small mountain near Nussdorf Village, which is now part of Vienna. It is surrounded by vineyards. It was once covered with walnut trees as the name indicates. Today it is famous for its ‘Gemischter Satz’, a white wine made of different vines. Not a cuvee. Do taste it.
3) Am Himmel
Am Himmel means ‘in heaven’ – and you really feel as if you are. From here you overlook the entire city. Visit the tree circle. When it is crowded, just take a walk along Himmelstrasse where you can find a quiet place to yourself. Easy to get to with bus 39A.
There are so many different places to meet in Prater. Arenawiese is where the young and alternative crowd hang out. You see’ll lots of slackliners showing off their acrobatic stunts. Sometimes there is music or people celebrating their birthday. No fires, no dogs.
Ottakring was and still is a working-class district. When you don’t walk to the castle at the top of the hill, you can see another side of Wilhelminenberg that is down-to-earth, rustic and quaint. Wander around, go to one of the Heuriger which are frequented by locals or have a picnic.
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