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Old April 12th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #1
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VIENNA - 4th District (Wieden)

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This is my newest picture project.
Lots of people know the sights in Vienna's Inner City yet don't know that there are actually 23 districts in my city.
I am going to portray each and every one of the districts in this series to make you familiar with the Real World Vienna.
WIEDEN - 4th district





Area: 1,80 km2
Pop.: 30.000
A very nice bohemian inner city district, with loads of embassies and diplomatic missions.

The Naschmarkt, Vienna's biggest and best known market:














The Technical University:


Karlsplatz:




Karlskirche:








The French Embassy:


The diplomatic quarter:




Argentinierstraße:


The ORF Funkhaus, home of the public radio stations Ö1 (culture) and FM4 (youth culture and independent arts/music):


Anton-Benya-Park:


Theater Akzent:


This is not Boston, this is the St.Elisabeth Church:








Wiedner Gürtel:






The Südbahnhof (Southern Train Station):
(Yeah, I know that most of it actually lies across the border in the 10th district, but since the 4th is quite small and I'll spend enough time in the 10th for its sheer size, I include the Südbhf in this portray...)






The southeastern ramp of the tram tunnel (similar to Brussels' premetro) below the 4th and 5th districts:


A train of line 18 in the Südtirolerplatz station:


Wiedner Gürtel:








This is what schools can look like, too:






The Theresianum, Vienna's most prestigious private school:


Brahmsplatz:




Mozartplatz:


Wiedner Hauptstraße:










Austrian Chamber of Commerce:


Summer definitely has arrived by Mid-April:




Going home again:


Fire away! Each comment makes me feel more confident and motivates me for the 5th district, Margareten.

2nd District - Leopoldstadt
3rd District - Landstraße
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Old April 12th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #2
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cool. but i really dont like those lamps that hangs everywhere with all it's wires..
Im talking about these:


It would look alot better if they were wireless
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Old April 12th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #3
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Paris is a great city, but would I life there? Probably not.

Vienna is also a great city, but would I life there? Hell yeah!

BTW, great photo's! Yes, keep 'm coming.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #4
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Paris is a great city, but would I life there? Probably not.

Vienna is also a great city, but would I life there? Hell yeah!

BTW, great photo's! Yes, keep 'm coming.
When you meet Austrian people you'll probably change your mind!
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Old April 13th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #5
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Yes, people like me. I hate everybody, especially Greeks.
How many Austrians have you met in your life? Two, three?
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Old April 13th, 2007, 01:26 AM   #6
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Old April 13th, 2007, 02:41 AM   #7
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I've been to Vienna several times. Unfortunately, as a visitor, your timetable is usually full with all the main sites and there's hardly ever enough time, to just walk through the city and see the 'real' Vienna.

Thanks a lot for your work davidkunz. I already spotted several places in your district portrays, that I'll visit as soon as possible
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:11 AM   #8
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Great photos as always. Keep 'em coming.

Especially most of the districts that are south and south east from the city center are beyond my horizon, as inhabitant of a north western district.

Currently I have discovered the western districts beyond the Gürtel. They are far nicer than I imagened. But I have to get my biking routes more to the south eventually. Definitely.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:16 AM   #9
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I like the atmosphere of that photo. Its somehow so cold, but at the same time impressive.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:38 AM   #10
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Vienna is a city with virtually no ugly areas. Tourists only see the historic center and Schonbrunn palace. Last summer I had the chance to stay in Vienna for a week. Although I used it as a base to visit other places by train, I had enough time to explore some remote districts, such as the pedestrianized street shown in one of the above pictures (near Keplerplatz subway station). The historic center was as impressive as I remembered it from my first visit in 1988. Mariahilfer str. is one of the prettiest shopping streets in Europe, with affordable prices, as opposed to Kartner str., which is only good for window-shopping. Although I reject trams as a means of transport, I find tram rides in Vienna really enjoyable, because trams are very slow and you have plenty of time to observe the stunning facades. I recommend especially line 2 that rides along the historic ring. Another welcome development was the completion of subway line 3 that serves several places of interest.
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Vienna is a city with virtually no ugly areas. Tourists only see the historic center and Schonbrunn palace. Last summer I had the chance to stay in Vienna for a week. Although I used it as a base to visit other places by train, I had enough time to explore some remote districts, such as the pedestrianized street shown in one of the above pictures (near Keplerplatz subway station). The historic center was as impressive as I remembered it from my first visit in 1988. Mariahilfer str. is one of the prettiest shopping streets in Europe, with affordable prices, as opposed to Kartner str., which is only good for window-shopping. Although I reject trams as a means of transport, I find tram rides in Vienna really enjoyable, because trams are very slow and you have plenty of time to observe the stunning facades. I recommend especially line 2 that rides along the historic ring. Another welcome development was the completion of subway line 3 that serves several places of interest.
Thanks for that compliment, but lets keep the house in the village. Vienna has a lots of very nice areas. But it also has in certain areas what some consider as "commie block charm". Not to forget that some streets can be very very grey.

But what city with more than 1.6 mio inhabitants does not know ugly areas?


Regarding trams, well, I can not agree with you. Trams are more convenient than busses. They are not slower than busses either. Not to forget that they have a far superior capacity.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 07:08 PM   #12
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Wondeful photos of this amazing place.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #13
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I´m sure Vienna is the most beautiful of the big german speaking cities.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #14
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Munich is the second place
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Old April 13th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #15
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I am really really looking forward to pics of the other districts. Especially the 9th, 17th and 18th, where I spent some really good time, long time ago.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #16
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Vienna looks really beautifull. Your pictures really want to make me go there once!
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Old April 13th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #17
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Wow thank you for doing these District tours! I am loving them.
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