VIENNA — Northern Vienna

This area found north of the city includes the wealthy districts of Währing and Döbling. Here you will find lots of leafy parks and large houses. Also found here are the wine villages of Neustift am Walde, Sievering, Grinzing and Nussdorf. You will find some lovely traditional Heurigen or wine restaurants in Nussdorf along its main street of Kahlenberger Strasse. Beethoven lived in this area for a time and one of his residences is found on Probusgasse — Beethoven Apartment Helligenstadt is now a museum. Opposite the U-bahn station Heiligenstadt is a huge housing project built by Karl Ehn who was a student of Otto Wagner. It is an area of flats, community facilities and courtyards that was originally built between 1927 and 1930 but has undergone renovation in the late 80’s and is worth seeing.
For information about the Beethoven Apartment Helligenstadt museum visit the website at:
http://www.wienmuseum.at/de/standorte/ansicht.html?tx_wxlocation_pi2[showUid]=29&cHash=4b5bea4cea

The sights found here are:
Kahlenberg
Leopoldsberg
Geymüllerschlössel
Eroica Haus

Kahlenberg

Kahlenberg
Kahlenberg, a mountain with an elevation of 484m lies in the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods) and is one of the most popular destinations for day trips from Vienna. The views from here over the city are stunning and on a clear day you can see to Slovakia. There are two terraces located on the mountain, one at a small church called St Josef and one at a restaurant originally built in the 1930s by architect Erich Boltenstern. Kahlenberg can be reached by bus no 38A via the picturesque Höhenstrasse.

Traveller's Tip

The best viewing areas are the platform behind the church, which is where most people go and the Stefaniewarte which is a brick tower built in 1897 which allows you to see much of the area north of Vienna. Follow the signs for the Stefaniewarte and it is a five minute walk from the bus stop.
Leopoldsberg

Leopoldsberg
Leopoldsberg is another mountain on the northern edge of Vienna near Kahlenberg and you reach it in the same way but it is a little further along the Höhenstrasse. It is a more peaceful spot than Kahlenberg and offers similar views over Vienna and beyond. At the summit you will find a small, Baroque church which is a familiar Viennese landmark and a cafe.

Traveller's Tip

If you have time instead of taking the bus back into Vienna walk from here through vineyards to the town of Nussdorf. You will be well rewarded with the splendid views.
Geymüller Schlössel

Geymüllerschlössel
This magnificent mansion was built in 1808 by the banker Johann Jakob Geymüller. The building is a wonderful example of the Biedermeier period with its mixture of Gothic, Arabesque and Indian motifs. The mansion was bought by the state in 1948, and allowed Austrian collector Franz Sobek to live here in return for his collection of old Viennese clocks and Biedermeier furniture being on permanent display in the mansion. In the 1960s it was given to the MAK (Austrian Museum of Applied Art) and in recent years has undergone renovation. It is only open to the public on Sundays (see the website for opening hours) and it is the only place in Austria where you can see a whole house as it would have been during the original Biedermeier period of 1815-48 including painted walls and carpets. You can reach it by tram 41 or bus 41A to Pötzleinsdorf which is one of Vienna’s outer suburbs.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://www.mak.at/e/aussenstellen/f_aussenstellen.htm

Eroica Haus
Beethoven spent a short time at Eroica Haus in the summer of 1803 and it was here that he wrote his Symphony No 3 Eroica. There really isn’t much to see here of Beethoven’s life and there are no personal effects.
For information about the museum visit the website at:
http://www.wienmuseum.at/de/standorte/ansicht.html?tx_wxlocation_pi2[showUid]=30&cHash=c6f92bd7f0