When you explore a new city or town, do you ever look up?
I am going to share with you some images I took wandering a suburb of Vienna called Grinzing. Grinzing was until the end of the 19th century an independent municipality, but today it is part of Döbling, the 19th district of Vienna. It is an old wine village with many heurigers and vineyards. The Village has had its up and downs invading Turkish Troops, fire and Napoleon sought to destroy it, while countless famous musicians, writers and thinkers visited it. Beethoven was staying at number 64 Grinzinger Strasse while writing his Pastoral Symphony no less!
Taking time for a slow walk around the village allowed me to see the details. Grinzing is such a contrast to the grandeur of Vienna, so it is worth a wander, but do remember to look up and if you should happen to wander into the Vineyards and find one of them open – weekends between May and October – well you would have to try the wine! It would be rude not to!
Grinzing is the terminus for the 38 Tram. Here you can ride all the way back to the centre of the city, about 30 mins.
Remember to look up at the detail.
Ginzing is always full of flowers
A simpler architecture in refreshing contrast to the imperial, grandeur of the centre of Vienna.
Take a side street and wander up into the hills and very quickly you find yourself in a whole other world.
If you would like a contrasting slow walk, why not read this post about a slow walk in the City of Vienna itself. – A slow walk in Vienna
Thank you so much for wandering with me through Ginzing. I can highly recommend a visit and don’t forget to have a glass of wine before you go. In September there is a whole wine festival, the Vienna Wine Hiking Day. It is the winemakers’ opportunity to show off their latest wines. Why not plan to come then? Check out the information here.