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September 2016 www.wien-mobil.at EUR 1, - The mobility magazine Der Wiener Stadtwerke Space for everyone Sofia city trip - the highlights of a lively city. Docked Behind the scenes of the Vienna harbor. Viennese wine A look at the fine wines of the ... More

September 2016 www.wien-mobil.at EUR 1, - The mobility magazine Der Wiener Stadtwerke Space for everyone City trip Sofia - the highlights of a lively city. Docked Behind the scenes of the Vienna harbor. Viennese wine A look at the fine wines of the city. Space distribution for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, public transport - this is how the space is divided among road users Less

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September 2016 www.wien-mobil.at EUR 1, - The mobility magazine Der Wiener Stadtwerke Space for everyone City trip Sofia - the highlights of a lively city. Docked Behind the scenes of the Vienna harbor. Viennese wine A look at the fine wines of the city. Space distribution for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, public transport - this is how the space is divided among road users

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3 Space in large cities is limited. Each and every road user wants to have his or her piece off. But who is entitled to what? The question is becoming more and more explosive. Cyclists, car drivers, pedestrians, of course all public transport and everyone else who is on the streets of Vienna - they all take up space for themselves: parking spaces, rails, cycle paths. For city planners, it is an ever increasing challenge to divide up the available space fairly. The population in Vienna is growing steadily, but the area remains unchanged. We spoke to Markus Ossberger, Head of the Infrastructure Staff Unit at Wiener Linien, what this means for a city like Vienna and what the greatest challenges are for the future. We also used the summer to take a look around the city again. We visited the ugliest places in Vienna, strolled through the notorious Bermuda Triangle and looked around the port of Vienna - it's impressive what is happening at this huge transshipment point. We also enjoyed a few glasses at Vienna's winegrowers and went hiking around the Sophienalpe. It was a successful summer for us! Hopefully you can say the same of yourself and start a colorful autumn relaxed and motivated. The Vienna editorial team wishes you a lot of fun while reading; [email protected] DEAR READERS Editorial September 2016 www.wien-mobil.at EUR 1, - THE MOBILITY MAGAZINE OF THE WIENER STADTWERKE SPACE FOR EVERY CITY TRIP Sofia - the highlights of a lively trip City. DOCKED Behind the scenes of the Vienna harbor. VIENNA WINE A look at the city's fine wines. SPACE DISTRIBUTION Pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, public transport - this is how the area is divided among road users. IMPRINT PUBLISHER AND MEDIA OWNER: Wiener Stadtwerke Holding AG, Thomas-Klestil-Platz 14, 1030 Vienna, www.wienerstadtwerke.at. EDITORIAL IN CHIEF: Thomas Geiblinger, Daniel Amann. PRODUCTION: VWZ Zeitschriftenverlag GmbH, Maria-Jacobi-Gasse 1, 1030 Vienna, FN73819h, HG Vienna. BOSS FROM THE SERVICE: Andreas Feichtenberger. EDITORS: Florian Fuchs, Martina Selinger, Rudolf Mottinger. EDITORIAL ADDRESS: Maria-Jacobi-Gasse 1, 1030 Vienna. AUTHORS OF THIS ISSUE: Christian Prenger, Gerhard Krause, Florian Prögler, Thomas Rottenberg. LAYOUT: Anja Merlicek. PHOTO EDITING: Claudia Knöpfler (head), Tini Leitgeb. AD MANAGEMENT: Angela Niebauer. EDITING: Julia Gartner, Rosi Horak (director), Roswitha Singer-Valentin. COVER PHOTO: Bubu Dujmic. PRINTING: LEYKAM Let's Print, Bickfordstraße 2, 7201 Neudörfl, www.leykamletsprint.com. CORPORATE OBJECTIVE: Management of holdings. PUBLISHING & PRODUCTION LOCATION: Vienna. BLATTLINIE: Reports and background reports on all aspects of mobility in Vienna and the service provided by Wiener Stadtwerke. DISCLOSURE: All information required in accordance with Section 25 MedienG is available at www.wien-mobil.at/de/impressum. Contributions and guest comments identified by name do not have to agree with the publisher's opinion. Paid advertisements are marked with "paid advertisement" or "paid advertisement".

www.wien-mobil.at 4 Contents September 2016 www.wien-mobil.at 26 52 38 56 20 18 32 REVIEW AND OUTLOOK What was, is and will be with the U4. COVERSTORY Distribution of seats in Vienna. VIENNA HARBOR A largely unknown transshipment point. GADGETS2GO The trendiest companion for on the go. IN UPGRADE Visiting Sofia. VIENNA UGLY The slightly different tour through the city. EXCURSION TIME The highlights on city hiking trail 8.

5 Page 8 IN FOCUS News from the mobile world. Everything that moves the city. Page 16 PHOTO COMPETITION Capture Vienna and win great prizes. Page 18 GADGETS2GO Discover the coolest and trendiest companions for on the go. Page 20 COVERSTORY Pedestrians, cyclists, cars, public transport - how much space is actually entitled to whom in the city? Page 26 REVIEW AND OUTLOOK The partial closure of the U4 has been lifted, but the work is not over yet. Page 28 VERCHOLLEN The coolest locations in the Bermuda Triangle, which is more than just a party mile. Page 32 VIENNA UGLY Discover the ugliest parts of Vienna. Page 37 IN STRESS These summer construction sites had to be finalized as quickly as possible. Page 38 VIENNA HARBOR The white spot on the Vienna map. Page 40 SAFETY FIRST This is how Wiener Linien and the 24-hour women's hotline work together. Advantage Club Standards Experience Current LIFESTYLE AND MORE YOUR PERSONAL PLUS NEWS FROM THE CITY Photos: Getty Images, Bubu Dujmic, Wiener Linien, Stefan Joham, Stefan Diesner, Ludwig Schedl Page 51 MATCHBALL The Erste Bank Tennis Open again attracts thousands of fans to the court . Page 52 IN TRANSITION Sofia is taking off and developing into a European metropolis. Page 56 SOPHIENALPE The most beautiful spots along city hiking trail 8 are to be discovered. Page 60 READING JOURNEY Exciting reading for on the go. Page 62 FAVORITE LINE With the 18er past real insider tips in the city. Page 64 CHILD'S LIGHT Facts, tips and lots of fun for the youngest passengers. Page 48 VOUCHERS Many discounts and promotions exclusively for Wiener Linien annual ticket holders. Page 49 WELL SAVED Take the chance and secure reduced tariffs from many partners. Page 50 COOL EVENTS Visit numerous events at discounted prices. Page 42 VIENNA WINE From stepchild to internationally celebrated wine. Page 10 KNIGGE MOBIL Page 6 OMBUDSFORUM Page 66 KOPF-BAHNHOF Conditions of participation By participating in our competitions, the participant expressly agrees that Wien MOBIL will save the necessary data for the period of the competition. The participant is free at any time to revoke their consent and thus withdraw from participation. Wien MOBIL uses all personal data exclusively internally. We do not pass your data on to sponsors, partners or third parties. The winner agrees to their name and place of residence being published. All submissions will be decided by lot, ensuring the principle of chance. A cash payment is excluded. The winners will be notified in writing. The participants are responsible for the correctness of the address given. The announcement of the winners is made without guarantee. Participation is only possible from the age of 18 (with the exception of the Fun4Kids competition). In order to participate in the competition, it is essential that all personal information is true. Employees of Wien MOBIL including their relatives are excluded from participation. Wien MOBIL can exclude individuals from participation if there are legitimate reasons. These are, for example, violation of the conditions of participation, double participation, inadmissible influence on the competition, manipulation. In these cases, the profit can be subsequently withdrawn and reclaimed. The judges' decision is final in our competitions. Experience LIFESTYLE AND MORE Page 51 MATCHBALL The Erste Bank Tennis Open The Erste Bank Tennis Open attracts thousands of fans again. Page 52 IN TRANSITION Sofia is taking off and developing into a European metropolis. WINNER OF THE JUNE ISSUE - CONGRATULATIONS! RÄTSELKÖNIG experience Hannes W., 1220 Vienna Konrad S., 1200 Vienna Stefanie S., 1030 Vienna

6 NEWS | In the spotlight www.wien-mobil.at BETTER CONNECTIONS Margareta L. The 32 A leaves the Strebersdorf S-Bahn station exactly when the passengers want to reach it from the rapid transit train that arrives in Strebersdorf only twice an hour . If the express train does not arrive at the Strebersdorf station exactly to the second, the passengers have less than 1 minute to reach the bus! Unfortunately, it's not a joke, but a daily nuisance. Now it's time to wait 10 minutes for the next bus. Does it make sense? No wonder that many prefer to drive. Ines Kinzl I researched that the ÖBB changed the timetables (including the S3 line) in mid-December 2015. Before that, passengers had enough time to change from the S-Bahn to the 32A. Wiener Linien explained to me that when it comes to connecting bus and tram lines to the subway or S-Bahn network, the number of passengers changing is the most important factor. Line 32A also connects to the Leopoldau U1 station. Here, most people switch from the subway to the bus, which is why the intervals are adjusted accordingly. But understandable: Nobody likes to wait. TURN DENTON DOWN A little Martha G. The announcements are loudly different, especially on the U4 and U2 lines. In response to a complaint with Wiener Linien, I was informed that it was tailored to the ambient noise. I can't understand that in practice. It is primarily a problem that a volume is often reached that I consider to be hazardous to health. Wiener Linien was also unable to tell me whether there was a maximum limit for the maximum decibel for these announcements. I ask you to take volume measurements and deal with the problem - thank you! Ines Kinzl There is no maximum limit for the volume of announcements. When I asked, Wiener Linien explained why the volume can vary from time to time. There are around 1,500 buses, pumice and underground trains - there are a certain number of deviations. The differences are usually minimal. If you notice particularly loud or quiet announcements, it is always helpful to note down the car number, as well as the day, time, line and station. This enables Wiener Linien to check the vehicle for technical errors. ESCALATOR INSTEAD OF ELEVATOR Karina S. Thank goodness there is barrier-free access to public transport almost everywhere - especially on the subways, I praise the elevators. My father is confined to a wheelchair and when I am out with him, accessibility is an important aspect. And yet I have to criticize: I keep seeing people who take the elevator even though they don't need it. It has also happened that some have pushed their way forward quite brazenly and have stolen our space. Something should be done here! Ines Kinzl It is precisely on this subject that I keep getting letters from angry or astonished passengers - and I can understand that perfectly. One thing is clear: Priority is given to wheelchair users, parents with prams or the elderly and frail people. Wiener Linien is also aware of the problem and is constantly drawing attention to it. Ultimately, however, you have to appeal to the common sense of all passengers on this issue. I nes Kinzl takes care of your concerns SERIES Illustration: Kerstin Luttenfeldner / carolineseidler.com OMBUDS FORUM IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING ON YOUR HEART, JUST WRITE US: Wiener Linien, Ombudsforum, 3., Erdbergstraße 202, or by E -Mail to [email protected] Wiener Linien bring around 2.5 million people to their destination every day. As in all areas in which people meet, differences of opinion, both large and small, can arise here. It is also part of our service to clear up discrepancies and guarantee good cooperation on Wiener Linien. Help us to improve our service further and write to us.

7 Cover story Who needs how much space in the city? Page 22 Wiener Hafen A visit to Vienna's number 1 transshipment point Page 38 WienerWein Why the noble drop has such a long tradition Page 42 Currently relaxing Instead of an old subway station on the Lower East Side, there will soon be a green oasis of calm - The lowline. Green instead of gray: In New York City, the former Essex Street subway station is to be converted into a park. It is like in all megacities: green spaces are a rare commodity and have to be looked after and promoted. In order to make New York a little more livable, the city has now approved a project to turn a disused subway station into a friendly and bright park. The name: The Lowline. An innovative system of fiber optic cables and mirrors will provide illumination with sunlight. Namely on an area of ​​around 5,500 square meters, on which especially rare plants should find space and the citizens can relax. It should start in 2019, the costs for the green mega-project are said to be around 60 million dollars. An underground park of this kind would currently be unique in the world. The Lowline First underground park in the world Photo: The Lowline / Flickr Your contact to Wiener Linien: ☎ 01/79 09 100 or kundendienst @ wienerlinien.at Questions about the magazine: ☎ 01/524 70 86

8 NEWS | In the spotlight COMPACT The ÖFFI-EM QUARTET from the last issue enjoyed great popularity. You haven't received any more? Orders at: Redaktion @ wien-mobil.at Not an unrealistic vision, but a possible version of the bus of the future. How will we be on our way in the future? What does the public transport look like then? The Daimler Buses company has very precise ideas of what the bus of the future will look like. Initially, it will drive partially autonomously, i.e. without the driver having to do anything. The advantage: it drives particularly close to the curb and brakes with pinpoint accuracy. According to the manufacturer, the autopilot will make local transport more efficient and save resources. The drive is a clean Euro 6 diesel and works in the rear of the bus. There are only a few seats in the interior, but there are storage areas for wireless charging of cell phones. The oversized information display immediately catches the eye, while the wireless Internet works in a hidden way. Whether the passengers accept so few seats and actually simply put their cell phones in the middle of the bus is a question, but after all, this vehicle is only a prototype and should show us what will be possible in the future. Autonomous and always online www.wien-mobil.at WORLD RECORD Driving 10,000 km on one liter of gasoline? Pure utopia! But not with the most economical electric car in the world, which covered exactly this distance with the energy of one liter of petrol and thus made it into the Guinness Book of Records. The mobile called eLi14 was developed by the Technical University of Munich. SCOOTER SHARING Why shouldn't what works with cars also work with scooters? And that much cheaper and more environmentally friendly? In Berlin, the makers of Coup asked themselves exactly the question and gave the solution right away. The answer is namely an electric scooter with sharing service. Anyone with a valid driver's license (A or B) can rent the scooter. Under the seat there is a helmet and two spare batteries that provide a range of around 100 km. Customers don't have to recharge themselves, Coup takes care of that. 30 minutes of scooters cost 3 euros. THE MOST ECONOMICAL ELECTRIC SCOOTER FOR EVERYONE Erik sent us this photo - thank you very much and we had a lot of fun with the public transport quartet.

9 ABOUT THE CAR The stilt bus is now in operation in China. TRAMWAYTAG 2016 A festival for the whole family goes into the 32nd round. Wiener Linien's Tramway Day will once again take place on September 10th. Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Raxstrasse works garage, everything is dedicated to public transport. The focus this year is on bus transport in Vienna. For example, you can take on the role of a bus driver yourself or be there live when an articulated bus drives through the car wash.Info: www.wienerlinien.at Crazy, but absolutely real: In the Chinese city of Qinhuangdao, a stilted bus has recently been on the road that simply dashes over the cars on the street. The vehicle is 22 m long, 8 m wide and almost 5 m high, there is space for two lanes under the bus. It is powered by electricity and it drives on 16 wheels plus eight guide wheels that are connected to the guardrails. Many travelers know how to sing a song about the poor cell phone reception along their route. Longer calls without a loss of signal are hardly possible while driving. That will change in the next few years. The Ministry of Infrastructure, ÖBB and the mobile phone companies have agreed to invest 100 million euros in expanding network coverage on the country's most important railway lines. 900 new mobile radio transmitters are to be built for this purpose, 1,500 kilometers of track will be better networked. In a first step, network coverage along the S-Bahn lines in Vienna and Lower Austria as well as the western Vienna – Salzburg route will be expanded by the end of 2016. The expansion measures should be completed by 2018. Always available ÖBB are investing in better cell phone and internet reception along important railway lines. Photos: Coup, private, iStock by Getty Images, Daimler AG, ÖBB, ÖBB are improving their range of night trains to some neighboring countries. BADNER BAHN Two stations of the Viennese local railways have been renewed since this summer. The Pfaffstätten-Rennplatz stop will be equipped with modern waiting areas and made barrier-free - this includes covered bicycle parking spaces, new information showcases and weather-protected ticket machines. The second hotspot is the Neu-Guntramsdorf station. It will be completely rebuilt. Particular attention was paid to better accessibility and increased security. Operation remains uninterrupted at both stops. More modern, chic, more comfortable

10 www.wien-mobil.at Photos: iStock by Getty Images, private NEWS | Focus on illustration: Kerstin Luttenfeldner / carolineseidler.com quickly explained! Circumstances COLUMN 16-year-old Christoph traveled the entire network of Wiener Linien. He talks about his experiences on the Internet. It was July 12th when Christoph from Upper Austria got into the 52A at the Hütteldorf train station and began his unique tour. The 16-year-old had decided to use the Wiener Linien network - without interruption. It took him 103 hours and was out and about day and night. The youngster got some sleep during his journey, because not much was left during the night. At about 1 o'clock we went to bed and at 4 o'clock in the morning we had to get back on at the next station. The parents took turns accompanying Christoph on his tour and kept an eye on the public transport fan at night. His conclusion after 5 days in the subway: It was a fantastic experience. The network is great, the public transport on time and the drivers competent. The whole story at: blog.wienerlinien.at. 5 days public transport PRIVATE MISSION Everyone is talking about space tourism and there are already some companies that offer the feeling of weightlessness and a fantastic view of the earth for plenty of cash. But: Earth orbit has not yet left a private shuttle. Moon Express wants to change that. It recently received permission from the US authorities to send a private robot to the moon. But that's just the beginning. In the long term, raw materials are to be extracted there and the earth's economic sphere is to be expanded - for the benefit of mankind, of course. This also includes a package holiday for the whole family. Shooting tourists at the moon Yvonne Rueff is the owner of the dance school of the same name and chairwoman of the charity event “Dancer against Cancer”. KNIGGE MOBIL GOOD BEHAVIOR IN THE SUBWAY, BIM & CO BY: Yvonne Rueff GOOD BEHAVIOR ALSO IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD Pokémon Go fascinates people or doesn't interest them at all. Does good behavior also play an important role here? In any case. The subway is a good place to watch your fellow human beings. You can recognize playing passengers straight away, as their eyes are on the smartphone and possible monsters. Of course, good behavior is important here, because you shouldn't push, push or bump anyone while hunting monsters. For many, it's a given to be on social media. Whether photos, texts, videos or so-called screen shoots, some people uncover their lives seamlessly in the various platforms. But do all our fellow human beings want this too? So-called screenshots are dangerous, because with Pokémon go they are made because of the monsters, but sometimes without considering whether other people are also in the photo. Is this polite? No! Here you should definitely take the privacy of others into account. The motto is no secret photos, but wait until you can photograph the animal without people around you. For all permanent smartphone users, an etiquette app is now being tested and there are also new online games that award so-called courtesy points if the players adhere to etiquette, but in the end only the so-called "old school" helps. Cheer up from your cell phone and think along with your common sense! Except for Pokemon Go monsters, they are just virtual subway drivers.

The unbelievable charity competition In addition to prizes in kind and the wheel of fortune, the safe game at the WellBalance trade fair also offers a fantastic main prize: Win a wellness villa worth € 500,000! Workouts, show acts and lectures With Fernanda Brandao, Bemer - Marc Girardelli, Prof. Hademar Bankhofer, Andreas Goldberger, Walter Sagan, political expert Univ. Prof. Dr. Peter Filzmaier, Toni Polster, a vegan cooking show with Heather Mills and many more. The B2B evening on Thursday, September 15, is also an integral part of the trade fair. and the Wellness Gala on Friday, September 16. Everything to do with wellbeing for four days! Get tips, trends and news from the numerous professionals and exhibitors at WellBalance 2016 from Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden, Hungary, U.K., Switzerland, Germany, Greece and Israel.

12 NEWS | In the spotlight www.wien-mobil.at Photos: iStock by Getty Images, Niederösterreich-Werbung / Astrid Bartl PREMIERE Something like this has never been done before: the country is planning floating underwater tunnels in order to be able to overcome the many fjords in Norway more quickly which should cut the travel time in half compared to the ferries. The pipes, which hang on so-called pontoons just below the surface of the water, are to be built for around 25 billion dollars. For now, however, pure theory. LIESING For a long time it was not possible to get to tram line 60 from the Breitenfurter Straße station without barriers. This has recently been history: in the future, a lift will take passengers to the platform. The elevator is primarily intended for elderly people, people in wheelchairs and parents with prams. FLOATING TUNNELS ACCESSIBLE TO THE 60S If you want to taste good wine and some regional delicacies, you don't have to go straight to Burgenland, Weinviertel or Styria. There are numerous good winegrowers around Vienna who look forward to visitors. Among other things, some of them can be perfectly reached with the Badner Bahn. So, for example, drive quickly to Tribuswinkel-Josefsthal, get out and take a leisurely stroll through the castle park to the Leo Aumann winery. Anyone who would like to do some sport can, for example, get off in Neu-Guntramsdorf and borrow one of the rental bikes from “nextbike”. You can then comfortably ride the Weingartenradweg on the bike. It goes through picturesque vineyards to Bad Vöslau - of course not without a break in a cozy wine tavern. ÖAMTC TEST The Austrian Mobilclub took a close look at 14 pedelecs to see whether the electric bicycles have improved since the last test in 2013. The result: a lot has happened and the product quality has increased significantly. Nevertheless, four tested bikes with kettledrums and trumpets failed. Bad brakes and unstable frames were the main points of attack. What to look for when buying and the exact details of the test can be found at www.oeamtc.at/tests. Gourmet train The Badner Bahn brings wine fans and nature lovers to the Lower Austrian thermal region in just a few minutes. E-bikes with quirks

13 The USA is a country of cars - the bigger the better. But here too there seems to be a rethinking. The best proof is the East Coast Greenway cycle path, which stretches from the north of Maine to the southern tip of Florida - that's a whopping 4,800 km as the crow flies. Pedal knights make a leisurely pilgrimage across the country along rivers, the sea and old railroad routes, passing 15 states. The project started back in 1991 and is not managed centrally. Above all, regional initiatives are concerned about implementation and seek public and private funding - because of Autoland! It is therefore not possible to say definitely when the entire route will be completed. But if you want to do it, you should allow around eight weeks for the trip. 4,800 km of bike path The East Coast Greenway will connect the north of the USA with the south. From the very top to the very bottom - a mega cycle path is becoming a reality in the USA. AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM FOR THE STREET Whether hot or cold - this concrete simply adapts to it. The streets must always be passable - that is not an Asfinag advertising slogan, but a basic rule that applies worldwide. With ice, however, this is not possible and then you have to wait until the road service has sprayed its salt mixture. Since this is neither quick nor environmentally friendly, the Federal Highway Research Institute in Cologne has an alternative at the start: an asphalt heating system fed with geothermal energy. The practical text begins next year, but for the time being only on a test site. If it proves its worth, it's time to try it in real life. The air conditioning system has one more advantage: on hot days, the asphalt can be cooled, so the deterioration of the streets due to the effects of heat can be prevented. DID YOU KNOW…? ... that the USE OF THE WIENER LINIEN saves 130 GIGAWATT HOURS of fossil energy every year. This corresponds to the total requirements of a small town the size of Kitzbühel. Waiting also has positive sides: You have a short moment for yourself. RELAXED IN THE ÖFFIS Public transport follows a simple rule: in order to be on time, they have to leave on time. That can only work if the passengers also help. So if you block doors after check-in, you hold everyone up. Wiener Linien drew attention to this and wanted to make the benefits of waiting attractive to passengers. The motto: stress no, no hudding, lose your time! STRESS DOESN'T PAY OFF

14 NEWS | In focus A first step has been taken: the shell of the future WLB center in Inzersdorf is finished. A company building and a coach house are being built here on a total of around 6,500 square meters. The planned end of the construction work is in spring 2018 - at this point the new complex will be the operational heart of the Badner Bahn. 30 locomotives will enter and exit here every day, they will be serviced and cleaned here - the remise provided for this purpose measures a good 220 meters. Around 1,100 meters of track will be installed in the halls. Another advantage: The amalgamation of important operational facilities at one location brings efficiency to the processes - after all, around 200 jobs will be created here. www.wien-mobil.at A new home One year after the start of construction, the shell of the Badner-Bahn-Travel is finished. Everything is on schedule. Photos: iStockphoto From self-made kites to Asian paper kites, everything will be on the move in Schloss Hof. The shell construction phase was completed: the new headquarters of Wiener Lokalbahnen. The means of transport of the future should be an automated drone. DRAGON CLIMBING FESTIVAL Full power up is the motto of all kite fans on October 2nd. Various types of aircraft will be released into lofty heights in the team competition of the 1st Vienna kite building and flying club. The professionals guarantee plenty of action and entertainment, and there is a handicraft workshop for younger guests in which they can creatively design their own flying works of art. The whole thing takes place in front of the magnificent backdrop of the Hof Palace. Adults pay 13 euros, children 8 euros, and the start is at 1 p.m. Info: www.schlosshof.at STAUGEPLAGT Germans are stuck in traffic jams too long and too often. That costs nerves, time and money. That is why people are mobile and our northern neighbors will invest around 270 billion euros in transport by 2030. Around half will go into the expansion of the roads, the other half will benefit rail and waterways. CLEAR SPECTACLE BILLIONS FOR TRAFFIC

15 IN 2016 WIENER LINIEN INVEST 17 MILLION EUROS IN RENOVATING THE TRACK INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE TRAM AREA. Illustrations: Josephine Warfelmann / carolineseidler.com MOST EXPENSIVE SUBWAY STATION IN THE WORLD The new stop at the World Trade Center in New York will cost around 4 billion dollars. THE MODERNIZATION OF THE U4 IS A LONG-TERM PROJECT. BY 2024 THE CONVERSION WILL HAVE COSTED ABOUT 335 MILLION EUROS. RECORD PROJECT The Gotthard tunnel in Switzerland was completed this year and is the longest railway tunnel in the world. Cost: 11 billion. EURO. FACTS ON INVESTMENT

16 NEWS | Photo competition O ur city is full of motifs, full of life, full of movement. We want to present these extraordinary locations, the special situations and moments. Capture them with your camera and share your pictures with the whole city. PARTICIPATE. The motto of the photo competition is “Vienna in motion”. Anyone who uploads their photos on the subject to the www.wien-mobil.at homepage by October 3, 2016 has the chance to win one of three system cameras. A jury will select the three best from all photos. The winners will be notified in writing. Some of the photos will be shown in advance in the booklet - but that is no guarantee of a profit. Details on the competition as well as all participation regulations can also be found on our website at www.wien-mobil.at PUT VIENNA INTO THE SCENE How it's done PHOTO COMPETITION What do Vienna and mobility have in common? Show us and win our photo competition “The Moving Vienna”! 1 Get inspiration, think about how you can put public transport in the limelight, or remember situations that you liked and that are related to mobility and Vienna. 2 Stroll through the city and seek out these places. Vienna is winding, surprising, innovative. Vienna has so much to offer - underground, on earth, in the air. 3 Capture the moments in the picture. Express what you like about Vienna, why Vienna is a mobile city for you. 4 Upload your photos to www.wien-mobil.at, look at the photos of the others and get new ideas. 5 With the right idea, a good dose of skill and a little luck, you will be sure to win our photo competition 2016. Step by step to victory in the photo competition 2016 Competition Capture Vienna in the picture and win one of three system cameras! Under the motto “THE MOVING VIENNA” we are looking for the most beautiful motifs in the city. A professional jury will select the three best motifs from all submissions. The closing date for entries is October 3, 2016. You can find more information on the competition at www.wien-mobil.at. www.wien-mobil.at Take part too! 1 3 5 2 4 Photos: Thinkstock, Getty Images, iStock

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18 NEWS | Gadgets2Go SNAPSHOT Every photo becomes a small pop art work of art, without post-processing or Photoshop. The camera captures the subject with four shutter releases. Any normal 35 mm film can be used for this.www.angeboteidee.at www.wien-mobil.at LOST & FOUND The StickNfind Bluetooth sticker locates your own things. The small transmitters are simply glued to the object in question and the corresponding app is loaded onto the smartphone. When the app is started, you can see all stickers on the small radar screen that are within a range of up to 30 meters. www.sticknfind.com GADGETS2GO The ICEdot Crash Sensor is an identification and reporting aid that supplies the first aiders on site with important data in an emergency. The gadget can call up and forward the identity of the victim, important medical information and emergency contacts. NEVER LOOK FOR SOMETHING AGAIN! Mayday, Mayday! Small masterpieces in pop-art style The crash sensor is attached to the helmet and connected to an app on the smartphone. As soon as an impact is detected, the sensor sends an alarm to the app, which heralds an alarm and a countdown. If it is not switched off, the app sends an alarm message to the preset contact data via GPS. www.crash-sensor.de

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www.wien-mobil.at 20 Current | Cover story It is an appealing simulation game: all journeys are only made by tram, bus, etc. - Vienna would have immediately gained the space of 700 football fields for other purposes. However, the efficient use of traffic areas is already increasing the quality of life in a growing city. I want space Fair distribution? Who has how much space

21 the Bim meeting point empties and fills up again and again. Unaffected by other vehicles, passengers get inside these trains, which travel on their own track. What is not an isolated case in Vienna: so that the tram can move forward quickly, three quarters of the tracks are separated from individual traffic - in 1990 it was only 50 percent. For the time being, Maria has taken a seat in a carriage on line 38. She has been a regular on public transport for a long time and is on the way to the 19th district, where a client hopes for good tips. For the 35-year-old nutritionist, three factors count in public transport: time, convenience and safety. “Everyone wants to reach their destination quickly without being stuck in traffic. There is also enough space for me T he atmosphere is relaxed and summery. Two teenagers fix their smartphones, an older man is absorbed in his newspaper. Two women are talking about the new beach fashion from Italy, while a group of tourists is evidently enjoying their coffee to go that they have just bought. The scene of this casual happening, however, is neither a popular outdoor swimming pool nor a shady park. But the tram stop at the busy intersection of Währinger Straße and Spitalgasse. All those passers-by are waiting there for lines 37, 38, 40, 41 and 42. Nobody has to plan a long stay, the trains come and go at short intervals, expand public transport for the future ... is inevitable. If Vienna continues to grow at this rate, then better sooner than later. Photos: Bubu Duimic

www.wien-mobil.at 22 Current | Cover story is important at every stop, as is the case at the corner of Währinger Straße. Especially when there are a lot of people out and about in the late afternoon. ”Her gaze wanders out of the window, the next stop is approaching. The sardine can effect, which is unpopular on all sides, is also eliminated at this stop. No lack of space, no involuntary encounter zone with approaching cars, no dangerous crowd in front of the doors of the tram. Such ideal scenarios are by no means always and everywhere a matter of course. Because public transport in metropolises needs sufficient space for the optimal, fast and comfortable transport of its passengers. Space is scarce in the city Everyone would like the largest possible piece of such land treasures: drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. What arouses the need for action so that all logistical nerve pathways can continue to function without any problems. “Space in the city remains scarce and will certainly no longer be. That is why the efficient use of the available space is the key to the future development of public transport, ”emphasizes Markus Ossberger, head of the Infrastructure department at Wiener Linien. The current space conditions are highlighted by a study commissioned by Wiener Linien, based on the approximately 41,500 hectares that the area of ​​the capital covers. Six percent of that space is used by private transport, while public transport only takes one percent, although 39 percent of all routes in Vienna are public. In the case of cars, however, it is 27 percent. In terms of utilization, there is also a clear trend. How many people are brought from A to B in relation to the space used is also made transparent by the high level of performance. Bim, bus and co. Occupy pole position according to the study and achieve a value four times better than private transport. The track to success lies underground: the subway proves to be 20 times more efficient in daily logistical use. Despite such numbers, further strategic steps are required due to the urban dynamism alone. “Network expansion is not only necessary for the underground, but also for the tram. This acts as a building block for the development of urban expansion areas. The increase in the number of passengers also affects the division of space in the city. The MaHÜ meeting zone Once in the crossfire Criticism: Only a friendly cooperation between all road users is a good traffic concept. Who has how much space Time factor For public transport user Maria, a fast connection counts. Bim & Co therefore have priority for them in the city.

23 Include the needs of pedestrians as passengers, ”explains Harald Frey, traffic expert at the Vienna University of Technology. Public transport saves space What would be possible if public transport were given free travel in the future is also illustrated by an attractive simulation game. 500 hectares would be available for other purposes practically overnight if the population would only do all of the roads in public. Which is around 77 times the area of ​​the city park or 700 soccer fields. If, on the other hand, the Viennese should use the car for all activities, that would be a tricky own goal: Then the traffic areas would have to be tripled. The concept of a so-called livable city, on the other hand, takes a different approach and forms the contemporary antithesis of fine dust, traffic jams, noise and CO2 pollution. Public transport is now the ecological footprint of urban transport. Public transport protects the environment as well as resources, is characterized by sustainability, ensures better air and saves space. Nevertheless, a stress test is waiting as the city continues to expand. By 2020, over two million people are expected to live in Vienna, making this metropolis the fastest growing city in Central and Eastern Europe. Which also presents a difficult challenge for public transport. After all, the previously accustomed service should also be put on the rails in the future - without investing properly Harald Frey from the Technical University in Vienna knows the requirements for a functioning public transport network. The residents' needs must be met. Loss of quality for the passenger. The targeted expansion of public transport is therefore an absolute necessity. Due to the commuters from the surrounding area and the population density, the demand is constantly increasing. Filling stations for e-vehicles in the bus stop Ultimately, this is also about a fundamental change in attitudes, notes Markus Ossberger. “In terms of the sharing economy, we must also use all areas sensibly and without exclusive rights such as parking spaces in front of the house, so that as many residents as possible benefit and synergies can arise. One possibility, for example, would be the installation of information pillars in enlarged stops. ”Other considerations concern freight traffic. Often discussed, not yet implemented - but a useful option. During the period when public transport takes its break at night, companies could use electric vehicles to transport certain deliveries over the tracks, which get their electricity from the overhead lines. What a further service to the environment would be through additional use of the infrastructure - ecologically compatible, of course, in the service of urban supply. The function of public transport as an important interface to other mobility offers such as Park & ​​Ride offers could also soon take shape. Car sharing also plays a role when it comes to the social trend towards “using instead of owning”, which is now visible everywhere: If a car is required, this business model allows it to be rented for a certain period of time. Public transport will of course take care of the transport to the vehicle. Priority for public transport It is also a question of how efficient a means of transport is, ie how many people can be transported with it. Public transport has a value four times better than private transport. 500 hectares Thinking out loud, the Viennese would have more available if everyone were to use public transport. Photos: Bubu Duimic, Photo Studio Huger | Stephan Huger

24 www.wien-mobil.at Current | Cover story Who has how much space you need precise planning so that public transport can stay fit for the future. ”“ Markus Ossberger, Head of Infrastructure at Wiener Linien, on the space efficiency of public transport. Free travel into the future

25 PRIORITIES Everyone wants as much space as possible, this applies to drivers, bikers and pedestrians alike. Vienna MOBIL: The space in a city cannot be increased as if by magic - what does that mean for public transport? Ossberger: Everyone wants as much space as possible, this applies to drivers as well as pedestrians and cyclists. However, the daily reality should be in the foreground when it comes to the division of space. If 39 percent of all journeys in Vienna are done publicly, that clearly shows where the development of traffic is headed. Wien MOBIL: How can residents benefit specifically from more space for public transport? Ossberger: Through an increased quality of life. Public transport not only protects the environment and resources, it also has fewer accidents than car traffic. Securing regional jobs is an additional aspect. With a lot of small-scale work, Wiener Linien does not only involve corporations. But also the little locksmith from the district who carries out repair work for us in his vicinity. Vienna MOBIL: How can urban areas be used even more efficiently for trams, buses and the like in the future? Ossberger: One requirement are larger stops, if only because of the increasing number of passengers. Accelerations at traffic lights or dedicated lanes for the bus are also topics that those in charge deal with. We are therefore investing heavily in research so that a realistic picture emerges of which measures could be expedient. Wien MOBIL: What are the problems with the implementation? Ossberger: There are many technical installations in the streets, such as hydrants. However, you cannot suddenly make an alley smaller or larger overnight. Daily obstacles on the road due to construction sites are another aspect, as is the financing. Precise planning and discussions with everyone involved are necessary so that public transport remains fit for the future. TRAFFIC LIGHT ACCELERATION In Vienna there are so far 927 traffic lights where public transport has priority over cars. At 389 of these signals, the traffic lights and the train are communicated via radio data transmission, and at the 538 other locations, the overhead contact line automatically ensures free travel. OWN TRACKS Vienna has reserved around 30 kilometers for exclusive bus transport. In the case of trams, 76 percent are already separated from individual traffic by their own tracks. U-BAHN EXPANSION Around 440 million people use the Vienna subway every year to cover large distances as quickly as possible. The Happel Stadium makes it clear how the city and its residents benefit: the U2 station here is specially designed for major events. A full oval can be emptied in just 1.5 hours, which would be inconceivable if the majority of the fans arrive and depart by car. But as it is, an empty train arrives every two minutes for up to 1,000 people traveling home. TO YOUR DESTINATION FAST AND SAFE: This is how public transport in Vienna ensures efficient transport. Photos: Stefan Joham

www.wien-mobil.at 26 by Andreas Feichtenberger The partial closure of the U4 between Hütteldorf and Schönbrunn is over, the route shines in new splendor. Passengers are relieved, but the renovation work is not yet fully completed. A look back and an outlook. Current | U4 revitalization renovation U4 closing time 'was

27 photos: Wiener Linien, Wiener Linien / Thomas Jantzen, Stefan Joham A VISIT Ulli Sima, City Councilor for Public Transport, and Günter Steinbauer, Managing Director of Wiener Linien, thank you for the great and timely work. With all understanding for the partial closure of the green line: The passengers are already happy to have their U4 back. “If it is not done, there will only be more problems,” student Lauritz tells us. Just like Lauritz, thousands of other people had to forego the fastest connection to and from the west of Vienna on their daily trips. But since September 4th the waiting period is over. The entire route from Hütteldorf to Schönbrunn was completely renovated and numerous alternatives were found for the passengers. Tram lines were run at shorter intervals and with longer trains, bus routes were extended and a new bus line was introduced. On average, the U4 closure resulted in a loss of time of around 15 minutes per trip. GOOD BALANCE After the first month it became clear that the work was going well. More than 400 construction workers worked day and night with full commitment for the new U4. This was already noticeable over the summer months. What looked like a battlefield for a long time now shines in new splendor - new conductor rails, cables and signaling technology, renovated platforms and staircases, a completely new track substructure. AND ONCE IT'S ON And hardly after the first part has been renovated, the next construction work is already pending. A partial closure between Längenfeldgasse and Karlsplatz was originally planned for July and August 2017, but this has now been postponed to 2019. The reason for this is the work on the U2 extension to Matzleinsdorfer Platz, which will start in 2018. This also makes it necessary to convert the Pilgramgasse station into a hub station and to build connections between the U2 and U4. If this work is combined, up to 10 millionEuros are saved and at the same time the passengers' nerves are spared, as the restrictions are concentrated on one year instead of the usual two. But work on the U4 will continue in 2017 and 2018. For example, the green line for installing new points in the north of the line will be restricted on some weekends. The signal boxes at Karlsplatz, Schottenring and Wasserleitungswiese / Spittelau will be converted to the latest technology. Last but not least: The Roßauer Lände and Friedensbrücke stations will also be completely refurbished during this time, following the example of the Stadtpark station. SHORTER INTERVALS Adelheid, 55, nurse We all knew that the ban would come, and the additional buses are working fine. In the evening, the intervals could be shorter. I didn't really feel the modifications. LOW LOSS OF TIME David, 24, student I get along well with taking detours to get into town. The loss of time is only slight. I don't think that when the renovation is complete I won't notice much of a difference. LANGE FUSSWEGE Ewald, 77, retired Railway facilities have to be renovated, I fully understand that, after all, it is for safety. For me, only the longer walks are a bit difficult because I am physically restricted. FITS THE PASSENGERS ARE POSITIVELY SURPRISED Work. TO VISIT Sima and Wiener-Li - great and timely work. Job.

28 PARTY MILE. The Grätzel between the Rabensteig, the Judengasse and the Ruprechtskirche was once the textile district of Vienna. Discover the Bermuda Triangle Grätzel tips from Gerhard Krause Photos Stefan Joham News | People My District A m Schwedenplatz, directly at the entrance to the old town of Vienna, lies the pulsating party mile of the metropolis - the “Bermuda Triangle”. It extends in the triangle between Rabensteig, Seitenstettengasse and the entire Judengasse from Hohen Markt to Ruprechtsplatz. But not only pubs, bars and discos can be found here. On Ruprechtsplatz, for example, there is the 1,276-year-old Romanesque Ruprechtskirche, the oldest still preserved sacred building in Vienna, and the Roman Museum with excavations from the old Vindobona military camp is present on Hohen Markt. The church is dedicated to St. Ruprecht, the patron saint of salt boaters. In the Middle Ages, salt was an important monopoly product that was administered by the Salt Authority and sold to retailers next to the church. In the immediate vicinity, in Seitenstettengasse, the Israelite religious community and the city temple are also housed. It is a familiar sight to regular guests of the Bermuda Triangle because the building complex has been guarded by police officers since a terrorist attack on August 29, 1981. VERCHOLLEN www.wien-mobil.at tip a Krah Krah Rabensteig 8 Tel .: 533 81 93 Mon. – Sat. 11 am–2 am, Sun., public holidays 11 am–1 am tip B Stehachterl Sterngasse 3 Tel .: 0676/670 44 00 Tue. – Thu. 7 p.m. - 4 a.m., Fri. 7–5 p.m. tip C Morgans Bar Judengasse 11 Tel .: 0650/986 09 24 In summer: 6–4 p.m., in winter: 7–4 p.m. Tip D Vienna Gnadenlos Seitenstettengasse 5 Tel .: 0699/11 61 46 46 (Dani ), 0650/986 09 24 (Jaci) Mon.-Thu. 7–4pm, Fri., Sat. 7–5pm tip E Casablanca Rabensteig 8 Tel .: 958 48 90 Mon. – Sat. 12–4 am, Sun 5–4 pm tip F Römermuseum Hoher Markt 3 Tel .: 535 56 06 Tue – Sun, public holidays 9 am–6pm Admission: € 7.00, € 5.00 for senior citizens, students and Groups children / adolescents up to 19 years free tip G Ruprechts church Ruprechtsplatz 1 Church services: Sat. 5 pm, in July and August at 6 pm. Opening times: Mon., Tue. 10 am–12 pm, Wed. 10 am–12 pm and 3 pm–5pm 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 11:30 am to 3:30 pm Night Church: every Friday 9:00 pm to midnight The church is closed on Sundays and public holidays. tip H Shakespeare & Company Booksellers Sterngasse 2 Tel .: 535 50 53 [email protected]


www.wien-mobil.at 30 Current | The Bermuda Triangle is best reached from Schwedenplatz. The U1 and U4 as well as the trams of lines 1 and 2 run here. The best way to get to the party mile from the city center is by bus 2A. The name Bermuda Triangle was already in use at the beginning of the 1980s, because some students were "lost" there for several nights and could hardly remember anything afterwards. Today, the Bermuda Triangle is no longer an insider tip and is even mentioned in most city guides because of its bars with live music. It is therefore one of the highlights of a visit to Vienna for young tourists. The flourishing local scene now extends far beyond the “Bermuda Triangle” into Rotenturmstraße to “Hard Rock Café”, into Marc-Aurelstraße and in the foothills even to the area around Judenplatz. Incidentally, the area of ​​today's Bermuda Triangle is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Vienna. This is where the eastern part of the Roman legionary camp Vindo bona was once located, and you can still get a realistic picture of it in the Roman Museum on the Hoher Markt for 7 or 5 euros (free for young people up to 19). In the modern era, mainly Jewish traders resided in Judengasse and the surrounding area. The Viennese textile district still flourished here until the 1970s, supplying large customers with international and small customers with cheap goods. With the decline in textile wholesaling, numerous shops were closed. So you had to develop new ideas. This was even actively supported by a liberalization of the trade regulations, because since then a needs test for restaurants has been dispensed with. On May 15, 1980, IT specialist Sepp Fischer from outside the industry opened the Gemütlichkeit in a former textile store on Rabensteig. In the afternoon after office hours, the bars in the Bermuda Triangle begin to fill up at lightning speed - warm days invite you to the pub garden. You can easily get to Vienna's party mile by public transport around the clock. ”“ Photo: Gerald Zugmann / www.zugmann.com Historical In the Roman Museum, you can experience Vienna's history up close.

Right in the middle is the seat of the Israeli religious community. English-language literature is available in the bookshop “Shakespeare & Company”. Strolling The Bermuda Triangle is not just a good place to party. A park and romantic alleys invite you to take a walk. Beer pub "Krah Krah". He thus initiated the birth of the Bermuda Triangle. The name was not chosen by chance, as the inn “To the three ravens” was located on today's Rabensteig 1 as early as the 18th century. Shortly after the "Krah Krah", the "Kaktus Bar" opened in Seitenstettengasse, followed in May 1981 by Michael Satke with the music bar "Roter Engel". This was followed by “Ma Pitom”, “Zwielicht & Düster”, “plem plem” and “Salzamt” as well as “Gnadenlos” in Seitenstettengasse, “Morgans Bar” and the pub “Philosopher” in Judengasse and that “Standing achterl” in Sterngasse. Today the “Krah Krah” is run by Christine Salchenegger, the multi-restaurateur and owner of the neighboring “Bermuda Bräu”. The head waiters Peter Prominski with Polish roots and Gabriele Matouschek know why the guests like to come here so much: “Most of them are regulars who can enjoy our Paulaner house beer or 57 other types of beer. And the happy hour between ½ 4 and ½ 6 is also an attraction. The beer is available for 1.80 euros! "The motto in Salchenegger's" Bermuda Bräu ", which was created in a former gallery in 1998:" On the 1st floor we spoil you with the best Viennese cuisine, on the ground floor there is well-tended pub- The atmosphere and the party goes on in the basement. ”There is even more party for over 18s from 9 p.m. in the“ Gnadenlos ”when Dani and Jaci enjoy the vodka rounds by the bottle and Flying Hirsch (Red Bull and Jägermeister) in packs of ten to evict. Born in Croatia, Danijela Dragic has lived in Vienna for 25 years. Since 2008 she has been the operations manager at “Gnadenlos”, which belongs to the Gastro-Multi MSG, which also runs “Morgans” in Judengasse. Things are more contemplative in the few remaining non-gastro shops. Including, for example, in Sterngasse at “Shakespeare & Company” - an exquisite bookstore that specializes in English literature and translations by Austrian authors and the philosopher Wittgenstein. Here Guy and Sheila Perlaki rule over their many selected books and advise their specialist customers. The bookstore - the only English one in Vienna - has been around for 35 years. Guy Perlaki, whose family spent many years in Africa, learned his trade here and in 2005 took over the bookshop with his sister. 31 The Bermuda Triangle is more than a local scene - it's culture and tradition. ""

www.wien-mobil.at 32 Current | Ugly Vienna Photos: Ludwig Schedl, iStock by Getty Images The courage The slightly different city tour Eugene Quinn has lived in Vienna for five years. And because he loves the city, he not only sees the beautiful - but also the ugly: his “Vienna Ugly” tour has now become a cult. by Thomas Rottenberg T he orange trousers are mandatory, says Eugene Quinn: “I have to wear them. Because real tour guides don't wear MA 48 trousers. ”Because, emphasizes the Briton, one thing is important:“ I'm not a tour guide. ”And that, although Quinn's tours have long been part of the standard program in every Vienna guide, which is more than Sisi clichés offers. But the “real” tour guides don't have fun. Not when someone with tours that the city (and its visitors) have never seen causes a sensation in its protected areas. For example because it invites you to “Smells like Vienna Spirit”, to the “Smell Tour”. Or when he does “Midnight Walks”. Or ask about “Vienna Ugly”: On this tour, the 48-year-old Eugene Quinn directs the gaze to the ugly. Because where there is a lot of light, there is also a lot of shadow. Trademark pants Eugene Quinn loves Vienna. That is why he knows, sees and shows what is not so pretty. To put it politely. But showing off the city is a protected profession. And since Quinn's tours have been celebrated more intensely in the domestic and international media than all the “official” tourist tours put together, the former BBC journalist has often had “guests” who are not interested in the selected cheeses, but completely different things: Fulfilled the Briton all editions? Because punishments were of no use. Every advertisement makes the “Robin Hood of the tourist guide” even more interesting - and there are even more visitors. Now it's ugly if there was a design requirement and it went wrong. ”“ Calling ugly ugly

33 just "conditions": Quinn is not allowed to say years. He is only allowed to collect five euros per guest - a fraction of what “real” tour guides take. And he has to wear the pants he once bought at the MA 48 manure festival. No, asserts Quinn, this is really no joke. But the pants are a brand today. When Quinn stands at the Karmelitermarkt and points to particularly gruesome details, facades or roof structures in the hip “Bobo” country, passers-by come - Viennese! - to. “Are you the one with the schiachen tours? May I take a photo? I've wanted to do the tour for a long time… ”Schiach, not bland“ Vienna Ugly ”, laughs the Briton,“ just surrendered ”. When Quinn moved to Vienna, many of his friends told him they would not come to see him. Vienna is bland. Schönbrunn, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Kaiser kitsch? Wonderful - but old-fashioned. Dusty and dreary. “That's also true: You keep going to Berlin or Barcelona because you can see the life of the city there. In Vienna you see old buildings - once. ”Quinn searched - and found“ Vienna Ugly ”. Whereby it would be “too easy and, above all, arrogant” to go to what Viennese think of when you say “Schiache Wien”: Simmering? Floridsdorf? Belt? “Certainly not!” And: There is a difference between what Viennese and what Quinn call “schiach”. “The municipal housing of the 1970s or Schwedenplatz are boring. Uninteresting. This is different from 'ugly'. Something is ugly if there was a design requirement - and it went wrong. ”In order to be effective, ugly things need beautiful things. That is why the flak tower in the Augarten fits perfectly into Quinn's concept: brutal, rough - in the midst of the baroque splendor. Gray and gloomy - between children playing. Or the “House of Time”. A grotesque facade design disaster on a Wilhelminian style house on the Karmelitermarkt. The hip people who have settled all around try to stop by. But the “House of Time” is an architectural car accident: you want to look the other way - but you can't. On the contrary: the tortured eye always finds new, horrific details. "It's like with bad dancers: Good ones don't matter - the bad ones will always be remembered." But Quinn doesn't want to be a very well informed taste policeman. And he is aware that not everyone finds what he calls ugly. “On every tour, I vote on what was ugly and what wasn't. There are very different points of view. That's good! ”And not everyone is happy when they appear on Quinn's tour: for example, the investor who - also on the Karmelitermarkt - grafted a futuristic roof extension onto a Wilhelminian-era house and for stylistic reasons no buyer and for the million-dollar thing finds no buyer. “But it IS ugly! This thing doesn't fit there! ”Quinn's list for“ Vienna Ugly ”is long. Longer than can be accommodated in a two- or three-hour tour. The lively Briton has "informants" in abundance - and even at the highest level. “Some of the top city planners in the town hall sent me a list of special 'jewels'.” Four of them are now part of the standard repertoire of “Vienna Ugly”. Quinn has already been told several times that it takes courage to put together such a tour. Mostly by architects based in Vienna - and whenever he stands in front of the News Media Tower: “Hans Hollein designed it! To criticize it is considered blasphemy in Vienna! ”Eugene Quinn doesn't care:“ The building looks like an exploded kebab! ”The audience laughs. Nobody contradicts. The comparison to the elegant and spacious, self-confident tower by Jean Nouvel on the other side of the street makes it clear: Hollein's house is half-hearted - and one thing above all: ugly. Schiach. Ugly. “Real” Viennese tour guides would never say that. But they don't have orange pants on either. www.spaceandplace.at Fixed in the program The News Media Tower (right) and the “House of Time” (left) on the Karmelitermarkt are also part of Quinn's tour through ugly Vienna. Looking away doesn't help, you just have to stand up. Back to the 80s “Post-Hundertwasser, but pre-kindergarten”: This colorful “pretty” house is right next to the Karmelitermarkt - and because nobody wants to stay here permanently, only tourists live here. Right around the corner the “Collegium Hungaricum”: the continuation of the Cold War with architectural stylistic devices.

34 www.wien-mobil.at Many small steps make the path to a sustainable future possible. The annual Mobility Week would like to draw attention to this and is attempting to do so again this year with an extensive supporting program: test drives with electric cars are offered, there is a large mobility festival at Vienna's Westbahnhof, and the opportunity to visit the world's largest climatic wind tunnel , or at the Smart Mobility Day you can find out what is happening with buses, cars, trams and taxis in terms of sustainability. Mobility Week 2016 Test electric cars, paint roads, special trips with Bim & Co. The focus of the Mobility Week is on the advantages of walking, cycling and public transport. 7 days for the eco question Chilled Last year, passers-by had the opportunity to relax on a piece of meadow in the middle of the ring. Electrified The more people take public transport instead of driving, the better a city's energy balance becomes. The electric buses of Wiener Linien make journeys even greener.Photos: Climate Alliance Austria, Helmut Prochart, Zinner, Fabian Anger Public transport with a role model It is obvious that you cannot cover every route by bike or on foot. But if you take the public transport instead of the car, you are already making an immense contribution to environmental protection. Transport in Vienna produces 2.5 million tons of CO2 annually, while public transport only produces a tenth of that. So it is not surprising that the U2 alone has the same capacity as a twelve-lane autobahn. But the car does not only have disadvantages when it comes to producing pollutants - cars and trucks in Vienna consume as much energy as the entire city of Linz combined. Public transport, on the other hand, only uses as much energy as Linz does in 3.5 hours. And if the Viennese weren't so keen to take public transport and these would disappear from the city, that would result in a space requirement for traffic and parking areas of around 41 hectares - that's the size of Floridsdorf. Wiener Linien continues to invest in sustainable technologies: be it the installation of geothermal heat pumps for subway stations, a more modern bus fleet or the recovery of braking energy from rail vehicles. Current | Mobility Week Facts and Figures The 17th "European Mobility Week" will take place from September 16 to 22, 2016. The "Europe-wide car-free day" is on September 22nd. More than 450 Austrian municipalities and around 2,000 cities worldwide take part. All information and the exact program at www.mobilitaetswoche.at

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CURRENT | Strombucht 36 PID / Christian Fürthner Another bathing beach was opened for the Viennese, the "Strombucht". After the redesign and opening of the “Workers' Beach” last year, the City of Vienna is providing another meadow, the “Strombucht”, with free water access on the lower Old Danube. The approximately 6,000 square meter area with direct access to water is located at the steamship heap No. 10. The natural bathing area is around 1.2 kilometers from the Donaustadtbrücke U2 station or can be reached by bus lines 92A and 92B. The "Strombucht" was once the bathroom of the culture and sports association of Wienstrom. The old building was demolished, meadows and water accesses were renovated, a drinking fountain as well as benches, tables and toilets were installed. A number of successful measures were carried out to maintain the ecological balance at the “Strombucht”. Poplars and The “Strombucht” at the steamship heap on the Old Danube became public and offers plenty of space to frolic and splash around. Pastures are planted, the reeds remain as an ecologically important habitat for fish, amphibians and other aquatic animals. The newly designed “Strombucht” is a high quality recreational area and a valuable ecological living space at the same time, a very quiet and thoroughly idyllic “place”, surrounded by trees and a diverse flora, and therefore ideal as a leisure area for nature lovers. With this showcase project, further natural bank areas were made accessible to the population. Compared to other federal states, Vienna is a clear pioneer when it comes to free and publicly accessible bathing places in natural waters. Here at the “Strombucht” on the Old Danube, urbanity and water skilfully meet. According to the principle: "Preserve natural space, create recreational areas", says Ulli Sima, City Councilor for the Environment and Wiener Stadtwerke. BATHING FUN SECRET TIP Anyone looking for relaxation and cooling off on the Old Danube has come to the right place at the “Strombucht”. The spacious sunbathing lawn at the "Strombucht" offers plenty of space. City Councilor Ulli Sima and District Head Ernst Nevrivy at the new Strombucht. BATH- Old Danube, new bathing beach. ""

Modernization of the track systems Photos: Wiener Linien / Stefan Diesner / Manfred Helmer Many construction sites have disappeared after the holiday period, but others remain - an overview of the most important track construction works in the city. Summer time is track construction time 37 CONSTRUCTION SITE 1 Hernalser HauptstraSSe / Wattgasse Construction will take place until November in the area of ​​Hernalser Hauptstraße and Wattgasse or at the Hernals depot. The tram line 43 remains on the way without restrictions. The crossing area can be crossed again since the beginning of September. Car traffic and the bus route were rerouted locally at short notice. If you want to take the 43 tram over Hernalser Hauptstrasse, you don't have to reorient yourself despite the construction site. CONSTRUCTION SITE 2 BREITENFURTER STRASSE / WIENERBERGBRÜCKE From 20 August to the end of November around 1,500 tracks will be renewed in the area from Breitenfurter Strasse / Wienerbergbrücke to Schneiderhansgasse. Car traffic can drive in the direction of Altmannsdorf as usual. In the direction of Wienerberg, the Breitenfurter Straße is not accessible for the duration of the construction site. The Wiener Linien recommend avoiding large areas. Tram line 62 will remain in operation without restrictions. The bus line 62A will be diverted to the U6 station Am Schöpfwerk. CONSTRUCTION SITE 3 Lines 25 & 26: Rail traffic was only briefly interrupted. From August 8th until the end of September, tracks have been swapped in Donaufelder Strasse. Due to track construction work in the Donaufelder Strasse / Dückegasse intersection, there were minimal restrictions on tram traffic. For one evening in mid-August, the Donaufelder Strasse / Dückegasse intersection was closed to tram lines 25 and 26. During the rest of the construction work, the tram lines will be on the move without restrictions. CONSTRUCTION SITE 4 LANDSTRassER GÜRTEL / FASAN- GASSE In the further construction area - on Landstraßer Gürtel in the Fasangasse area - the tracks have been renovated since the beginning of August. The work will probably be carried out until mid-September. The operation of line O remains unaffected. CONSTRUCTION SITE 5 NuSSdorfer Strasse / Währinger Strasse In the area of ​​Nussdorfer Strasse / Währinger Strasse, the renewal of the track infrastructure continued until September. The modernization also took place during ongoing operations and without any restrictions for passengers on tram lines 37, 38, 40, 41 and 42. Track work on line 2TABORSTRASSE / HEINESTRASSE Work has already been completed in the Heinestraße / Taborstraße intersection. Around 300 m of track and six new points were laid here. Passengers can find information on changes in operation at www.wienerlinien. at / construction sites and at all affected stops.

www.wien-mobil.at 38 Of course there is no real white spot on the map. After all, the earth is measured and recorded down to the last corner. Nevertheless, it still exists. The white spots. Not on the map - but in our heads. And sometimes such a white spot is not only huge, but is even next door. Or do you actually know what the Port of Vienna can do? Which goods are loaded and transshipped there? How many people work there in how many - and which - companies? Rather not. You are not alone in this: the probability that a real Viennese does not know exactly how big they actually are is high. And when Doris Pulker-Rohrhofer and Fritz Lehr proudly declare that the Vienna harbor is about as big as Vienna's inner city, the Viennese are amazed. Even those who know that Pulker-Rohrhofer and Lehr are the managing directors of the port (and hardly anyone knows that). Hardly anyone has any idea of ​​the dimensions of this central point of transhipment of goods, which is of pan-European dimensions and importance. On the one hand, it's a shame, of course. Because not only the port bosses, but also the around 5,000 people who work in over 100 rented by Thomas Rottenberg Aktuell | Wiener Hafen companies are proud of what they do: over eight million tons of goods were handled here in 2014. About half a million containers got through. Thousands of tons of coal, ore, oil and other raw materials. Gigantic industrial plant components that are too large for any special transport truck. Or valuable recyclables. Scrap, for example. Every third car registered in Eastern Austria has been here once. And was loaded from the ship to the train, from the train to the truck or from the truck to the ship. All in one The Port of Vienna is a hub. A gigantic distribution and logistics center. An imposing node in the network of Austrian and European economic routes. And, true to the text of the national anthem, it lies “in the middle of the continent”: it is 2,000 km from here to the Black Sea. 1,500 to the North Sea. Not just on the waterway, i.e. the Danube and the extensive network of canals through which barges, tugs and pushers can open up the entire continent. The port of Vienna is a “trimodal” transshipment point. Because apart from by ship Photos: Stefan Diesner THE WHITE SPOT ON THE MAP OF THE VIENNA IMPRESSIVE 5,000 people work in Vienna's inner city in the Port of Vienna. Millions of tons of goods are sold here. And yet many Viennese don't even know that it even exists.

39 xxxxx over xxxxxx xxxxxx import and export More than half a million containers are channeled through the port of Vienna every year - a logistical masterpiece. The transshipment point can also be easily reached by truck and train - and that is exactly what counts today. Ports in general and inland ports in particular have long been much more than ship mooring and supply points: 1,000 ships that are docked, unloaded or loaded here per year are a considerable and relevant number. But no port in the world would be able to operate or survive with ships alone. Ports are transshipment and reloading points. High-performance connection This is exactly what happens in Vienna on a grand scale. 50 percent of the transports take place here by truck. 40 on and over the train - and only 10 percent of goods come or go by ship. Logisticians and forwarding professionals nod in appreciation at this “modal split”: For lay people these are simply numbers - but professionals can read from them that Vienna's central interface for the European handling of goods can do everything that today's traffic and the transport industry can do Tomorrow we will need: high-performance connections to all traffic routes. Logistics and loading know-how that guarantees the relocation of goods without unnecessary and expensive shunting, customs clearance or downtime. The potential to adapt to new ecological and technological standards - and all of this in the urban area of ​​a metropolis of millions, but still without resident problems. Because even if the people in the Vienna harbor ensure that there - on more than five kilometers of the quay, on seven loading tracks each 700 meters long, on 200,000 square meters of free and 70,000 square meters of covered storage space, standing room for up to 8,000 containers, in the 36,000 ton raw materials halls and at the 8,000 car terminal - the shop is buzzing and generating almost 53 million euros in sales, being proud of what they are doing here for Vienna and Austria, and not hiding. Working on a “white spot” on the mental map also has an enormous advantage. The Vienna harbor is only 15 minutes by car from the city - at the lower tip of the Prater. What is an “asset” in that? There are no loitering problems here when it gets louder or the work takes longer. The fact that environmental and emission requirements are meticulously complied with is not a contradiction in terms. And you can even grow without endangering the city's green space. Because ships are more agile and maneuverable today and are loaded and unloaded much more quickly with modern cranes, the port of Vienna has recently grown without shifting its boundaries to the outside - into the Prater. Because harbor basins don't have to be as big today as they were in 1898, when the construction of the “Freudenau Winter Harbor” began in the Joyau- nau. In order to protect up to 380 ships from the feared and devastating ice rushes on the Danube, parts of the port basin (around a third) have been filled in in recent years. This created space for goods of all kinds that stop in Vienna on their way across Europe. And although this happens not only in the middle of Europe, but also in front of the eyes of the Viennese, hardly anyone notices it. www.hafen-wien.com Docked Around 1,000 ships dock in the Port of Vienna every year.

www.wien-mobil.at 40 Current | Safety Something can always happen where there are lots of people, ”says Barbara Michalek, head of the 24-hour women's emergency hotline. That is precisely why Wiener Linien regularly invest in the expansion of security measures. Video surveillance, security devices on platforms and in the vehicles, and of course numerous Wiener Linien employees who travel the entire network with their eyes and ears open. Of course, the close cooperation with the Vienna police also increases safety on public transport. And yet it is important to work together to ensure mutual safety in public, under- Photos: Stefan Joham, Wiener Linien It's SAFE through the city Wiener Linien is well positioned when it comes to security. Among other things, they work together with the women's department of the City of Vienna. by Kate Hersey Safe on the move The women's department of the City of Vienna and Wiener Linien do everything in their power to make staying on public transport as safe as possible. Cancels Michalek. Your department is responsible for safety in public transport together with Wiener Linien. The main focus here is on women's safety. The focus is on moral courage. Everyone can help The current campaign for the 24-hour women's emergency call runs under the motto “To be there means to be involved - but be sure!”. She draws attention to the fact that people who are present in the event of an assault, i.e. verbal or physical harassment against women in public spaces, play an important role: They can help without endangering themselves. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of women's safety in the

41 public. “Vienna is a very safe city,” asserts Barbara Michalek. “Nevertheless, it is good to sharpen your senses again and again.” That is why the organization offers helpful tips on how women can behave in order to feel safe in public transport and how they can draw attention to themselves in an emergency, as well as suggestions how you can help as a passer-by or witness. Safe on the move Especially at night, you should always sit near the handlebars or in a car with several passengers. If there is a bad situation in which you feel harassed or attacked, you can draw attention to yourself. “You can do that by saying, 'Please stop, I don't want that” ”, recommends Barbara Michalek. “The attacked person creates room for maneuver, passengers traveling with them are made aware and ideally the aggressor is deterred.” Or you can ask the driver for help straight away. In the bus this can be done by speaking directly, in the subway or tram this is possible via the red emergency intercoms on the platforms and in the means of transport. When actuating this, the driver reports and initiates further steps, such as notifying the emergency services. The emergency call button can also be pressed on the subway platform if you feel annoyed while waiting there. “It is very important to us to communicate that the feeling of security is something very subjective,” says Michalek. “We therefore take all worries and fears about security very seriously.” Women who are on their way home from Vienna are very safe. Sharpening the senses is still good. ”“ Followed by a ward or feeling uncomfortable, friends or family can, for example, call so that they are not alone. Or you can call the 24-hour women's emergency number, where you will be accompanied home by phone by one of the nine trained advisors. Contact us! Addressing security issues is very important in any case. This can be in the circle of friends and family, but also passers-by or witnesses who observe the attacks can report themselves. "Here, of course, the safety of the witnesses is primarily important to us," emphasizes Michalek. "And also to convey the knowledge that I am not responsible as an observing person, and if I do not manage to intervene directly in the situation, that is okay." If you feel safe, you can ask the victim, for example, whether it needs help. You can also announce out loud that you are calling the police. In the area of ​​public transport you can use the emergency call as an observer, as the professionals of Wiener Linien have a direct line to the police.Anyone who has further questions can contact the 24-hour women's emergency number: “We always look for solutions together to defuse certain situations that can happen,” says Michalek. “We invite women and men to help here and not to strengthen offenders by keeping silent, but to deter them and thus further increase the security of our city.” Support from Barbara Michalek, head of the 24-hour women's emergency hotline, knows how women can protect himself. 1 If possible, sit near the driver (eg in the first car) or in a car that has several passengers. 2 If there is a bad situation in which you feel harassed or attacked, draw attention to yourself by saying, for example, out loud: “Please stop, I don't want that!” 3 Talk to other passengers if you need help. You can also speak to the driver directly on the bus. In the subway or tram, contact with employees of Wiener Linien is possible via the red emergency intercoms on the platforms and in the means of transport. 4 Anyone who feels persecuted can also contact the 24-hour women's emergency number directly. The counselors can also "accompany" you home via your mobile phone or until you are where you feel safe. Safety tips This is how you can act and react safely.

www.wien-mobil.at 42 Current | Report | Report Viennese wine is someone again. The times of the sour spritz wine are over, the Viennese mixed sentence, Chardonnay or Riesling have long since established themselves in the top league. And the best thing about it: The Heurigen of the Viennese winemakers are not stingy with their charms. by Florian Prögler Vienna's noble drops B isamberg, Nussberg, Mitterberg, Maurerberg. For some it is worthwhile excursion destinations around Vienna, for others it is primarily a selection of the best vineyards around the federal capital. No other cosmopolitan city can offer that: 700 hectares of vineyards in the urban area, including local recreation. The relationship between Vienna and its own wine was not always so gracious. For decades, people knew the top locations in Styria, Burgenland, Italy and France a lot better than the vineyards of their own city. No wonder - the Viennese wine was primarily the basis for the G’spritzten and less a quality wine. But that is a long time ago. This year Wien Wein is celebrating its 10th anniversary. That means: The winemakers Mayer am Pfarrplatz, Wieninger, Christ, Cobenzl, Fuhrgassl-Huber and Edlmoser are celebrating 10 years of quality offensive. Because the efforts and investments have paid off. Their wines are in demand nationally and internationally and are considered drinkable business cards for Vienna. The basis of this success is ultimately the strict quality criteria that you have imposed on yourself. Especially with the figurehead of Vienna wine, the Viennese mixed sentence. It has had DAC status since 2013 and is therefore subject to particularly strict criteria. “The Wiener Mischte Satz DAC is a very strictly controlled product. The wine production process is not only controlled according to the criteria of the wine law, but the vineyard is also controlled, ”explains Vienna wine-maker Rainer Christ. In addition, the Viennese mixed sentence can also be put on the market with a layer name on the label. A favorite topic of the Vienna winegrowers. Because again in 2016 voices were heard from vintners to rank the vineyards in front of the varieties in the designation. In other words: You then order a mountain of nuts or a mountain of masons. But this delicate topic will still need some time to be implemented. Luxurious The Christ winery welcomes its guests with modern elements. Enjoyment in the city Photos: Weingut Christ, Vienna Tourism / Karl Thomas

43 become. If any. But whether the selection is made according to the variety or location, the inclined Viennese wine drinker knows what he wants anyway. WINE IDYLLE EAST OF THE DANUBE “For a winemaker who also works in the vineyard every day, the work is of course hard. But when you sometimes have a quiet minute to look down on the city and enjoy the atmosphere of the vineyard, you will always realize what a casual workplace you have, ”says Jedlersdorf winemaker Rainer Christ Appreciate Viennese locations. Here, east of the Danube at the foot of the Bisamberg, Fritz Wieninger and Rainer Christ have brought the 21st district of Vienna to new heights in terms of wine quality. Viennese wine is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. "" AT WORK Rainer Christ still lends a hand with the Grape harvest. LOVELY The Mayer wine tavern on Pfarrplatz (above) is a great place to spend warm evenings with friends.

44 Current | Reportage The mixed sentence is subject to precise regulations. So if you want to enjoy this drop, you can be sure of its quality. www.wien-mobil.at help. “Here on the terraced locations, the Viennese mixed sentence in particular feels right at home,” says Christ, who knows his wine specialty very well. With the mixed set, different grape varieties are grown together in a vineyard. According to the DAC ordinance, there must be at least three types of Wiener mixed set and the largest proportion of varieties must not be more than 50 percent. There are varieties such as Grüner Veltliner, Riesling or Chardonnay. In the best case, the result is an incomparable wine. "With white wine, we work with stainless steel tanks for processing, so at the end of the day we get a wine that reflects the annual work in the vineyard and produces the most unadulterated result possible in the bottle," says Rainer Christ, giving an insight into the processing of the wine . Rainer Christ's Heurige is located in the middle of Jedlersdorf and is an institution of the district. A modern vinotheque, traditional wine taverns and a wonderful tavern garden form the trinity of wine enjoyment in the 21st district. QUALITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PFARRPLATZ The Mayer on Pfarrplatz in the 19th district also helped shape the Viennese wine miracle. Since Gerhard Lobner has been running the Mayer together with Paul Kiefer, the wines have consistently been among the top of the relevant rankings. In 2016, for example, the Sauvignon Blanc 2015 won first place at the Vienna Wine Prize, making it the national winner. This also shows how broad you are now, because the Viennese mixed sentence is of course also a showcase at Mayer am Pfarrplatz. When it comes to locations, the winery can draw on unlimited resources. Nussberg, Alsegg and Schenkenberg are the top locations on the Kahlenberg, the results of which can be tasted in the picturesque Heuriger on Pfarrplatz. Just like colleague Wieninger from the 21st district, the Mayer on Pfarrplatz can also offer a special treat: namely a second Heuriger directly on the Nussberg. Or rather, the Buschenschank Mayer am Nussberg. Open Friday to Sunday and on public holidays when the weather is nice, this location has become a hotspot for every excursion to the Viennese local mountain. Without exaggeration one can speak of one of the most beautiful squares in Vienna. So you can literally feel why the wines from Nussberg are rich in tradition. Connoisseurs will find an exclusive selection of fine wines at the Cobenzl winery in Döbling - the best view included.

45 Recommendations Where a visit to Vienna's traditional heurigen is worthwhile. WEINGUT & HEURIGER CHRIST Amtsstrasse 10–14 1210 Vienna-Jedlersdorf MAYER AM PFARRPLATZ Pfarrplatz 2, 1190 Vienna GOOD AND HEURIGER NOBLE Maurer Lange Gasse 123, 1230 Vienna Weingut Cobenzl Cobenzl 96, 1190 Vienna Best wines, best location, best food. Connoisseurs also get their money's worth on the outskirts of Vienna. "" Have such high quality. “The southern slope and the lime-rich soils offer perfect conditions for Riesling, mixed set and Burgundy varieties. The variety of grape varieties results from the tradition of the Heuriger and the great geological differences on the Nussberg, ”confirms Gerhard Lobner, who actually comes from a Lower Austrian farming family, but has found his calling here on the Kahlenberg in Vienna. SCHÖN, SCHÖNER, EDLMOSER There are supposed to be wine taverns that primarily live from the beauty of their location. The quality of the wine is then often of secondary importance. And then there is Michael Edlmoser. Just once again voted Austria's best Heuriger in a ranking. And that applies to location and quality. After all, the Edlmoser is also a member of Wien Wein and is also keeping the quality flag high. Located a bit away from the Viennese winegrowing conurbations in the 23rd district, it is the center of attention when it comes to wine. In addition to his Edlmoser wines, the Viennese winemaker is constantly creating new wine lines. For example, wines under the name “Laessiger”, probably made directly for the hipster generation, or, more recently, the “Cult” line, in bottles of the same kind. If you love it classic, a visit to his noble heuriger from all corners of Vienna is definitely worth a trip. And this is where the imaginary geographical semicircle of the Viennese winemakers ends - or begins -, appropriately with three different variants of the Viennese mixed sentence: classic, Maurerberg or village location. It's best to try all three. Photos: Weingut Christ, www.stefanjoham.com, Pfarrplatz Gastronomiebetrieb GmbH, Weingut Edlmoser, Ludwig Schedl