"KAHLENBERG (AND LEOPOLDSBERG):..." parks & gardens Tip by mel_bee
parks & gardens, Vienna: 44 reviews and 94 photos
If you want a good view of Vienna and don?t want to go up the Donauturm in the Donaupark, then Kahlenberg (just about Vienna's highest natural point) is the place to come. Take the 38a bus from U4 Heligenstadt (make sure you get on the right one as not all of them go further than Grinzing or Wagenwiese) and stay on right till the end. You will travel through the pleasant village of Grinzing, then out into the countryside. The road curves around the tree covered hills stopping at pretty Cobenzl before finishing in a massive empty carpark at top of Kahlenberg. There is a white church (St. Joseph?s) and if you continue past and then to the left of it you eventually come to an area from where you can see the Danube, Vienna and on a very clear day the distant Schneeberg mountain. To the right again, there is also a restaurant and caf? where you can get good views and icecream if you go on the terrace in the summer. From the top footpaths lead to the Stefaniewarte tower and to various great country walks through the vineyards to Heuriger or down to Nussdorf or Grinzing. You can also take the 38a to Leopoldsberg (check the front of the bus, this only goes in Summer and not very frequently) through a trip through more hill into Lower Austria. There?s not much to do at Leopoldsberg except look at St. Leopolds church (he is the patron saint of the province of Lower Austria) or go on walks in the woods. Don?t turn down the chance to get up Kahlenberg in the winter, it can get pretty cold here but I have fond memories of a shared bottle of champagne and caviar in the snow!
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