This time, Teddy visited Kahlenberg, a hill located in the 19th district of Vienna, Austria. Kahlenberg is a famous day trip destination for tourists but also inhabitants of Vienna. It can be reached easily by car or by the bus line 38A from Heiligenstadt. The bus trip itself is already a great experience to get to know the rich and noble district of Vienna. You’ll pass beautiful mansions, buildings and taverns.
On the top of the 484 meters high hill you will find a Polish Church and also leftovers of the first Austrian cog railway. There are also 2 beautiful terraces where you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner while having an awesome view. If you want to stay overnight – there’s the Suite Hotel, where you can book a hotel room (4 star hotel). Next to the terraces there’s a private university for tourism, called MODUL University Vienna, with probably one of the most beautiful views over Vienna. You can also walk to the highest point of Kahlenberg where you can visit the observation tower Stefaniewarte and the transmitter of ORF, the Austrian broadcast corporation.
Teddy’s tip: Although you don’t have to walk up the Kahlenberg you should definitely walk it down. During summer season you can stroll through the mountain roads and enjoy the scenic view. There are many beautiful and hidden places where you can have a picnic and watch the sunset between vineyards. When arriving in Grinzing you should eat at one of the typical Viennese “Heuriger”. Teddy strongly recommends “Obermann”, which is one of the first ones you’ll come across (if you’re going downhill, otherwise it’s at the end close to the city limits). They offer delicious typical Austrian dishes and great wine. Also it is one of the “not-so-overcrowded-with-tourists” places. Check it out!