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Forum Posts

Parking in Vienna

by maltese24

Hi,
i am going to be working in vienna for 4 months between 1.6 and 30.9 and i am going to be given a company car. The car is registered on an address in the 22nd district. Would i have to pay to park the car in other districts after work? And, if i find accomodation in the 22nd district, would it be free to park there?

i appreciate your help since this will determine the choice/area of my accomodation.

thanks and regards
Pierre

Re: Parking in Vienna

by spoonee8

You would indeed have to pay. You can purchase parking "passes" in any traffik/tabak shop. They are usually pads with designated times for parking that you leave on your dashboard after parking your vehicle.

Re: Parking in Vienna

by maltese24

but this applies only to districts 1-9 and 20, correct? the rest of the districts i can park for free, correct?

Re: Parking in Vienna

by spoonee8

Yeah... 1 through 9 and also parts of 15 and the 20th district... as far as the other districts... it would depend on the individual street if there is a short term sign posted there. Maybe one of these sites will help more... not sure if you are familiar with it or not: http://www.wien.gv.at/english/transportation/parking/parkvoucher.htm or
http://www.wien.gv.at/english/transportation/parking/shortterm.htm#a1

Travel Tips for Vienna

Der Dritte Mann

by ErinInMD

If you've seen the movie - or even you haven't, this is a great walking tour. The movie tells the story from the times of post World War II when Vienna was occupied by allied troops. The city was divided into four sectors. At this time the black market was booming. Orson Welles' character (Harry Lime) was supposedly killed in a car accident under suspicious circumstances.

The big selling point of the tour is going down in the sewers - as Harry Lime did in the movie. There are entrances to the sewer system are all around Vienna, hidden by Litfaß columns. You climb down the cramped, spiral staircase and find yourself in the sewers. You spend about twenty minutes down there and don't really walk a lot in the sewers. The guide will talk about the scenes that were shot there and have pictures to show.

After you leave the sewers, you walk around Vienna as the guide stops and explains various buildings that were featured in the movie. You will also learn about some of the movie blunders that'll make you next viewing of the movie more interesting.

The tour ends at Molly Darcy's Irish Pub to hear some of the music from the film.

The tour is roughly 2 1/2 hours (mine ran 3 hours) and cost €16. Wear comfortable shoes so you don't slip and bring a flashlight (they will have some but there may not be enough for everyone).

For more information on "The Third Man"

To book the tour

Butterflies aren't free

by iandsmith

It amuses me to see the uninitiated walking in to a butterfly house. Being a slightly worldy man I had ventured into one before and the first, second and third things you notice are - it's bloody hot in there!
Thus it was as we tourists, attired for the snow covered grass outside, entered the ticket office of the butterfly house. I removed much of my clothing, though not enough to excite any ladies, and strolled in to the exhibit with a smirk on my face as many others just continued in without any disrobing whatsoever. The average time was about five minutes before they became so uncomfortable in there that they decided it might be a good option to discard some overgarments. Of course it doesn't bother the butterflies and, if you wait long enough, you might even get one to alight on your jeans as I did.

Karlskirche - Baroque Splendour

by Ekaterinburg

Karlskirche more than makes up for the lack of extravagence in the other two churches I have described. This is built to impress and from quite far away it makes a big impact. It's absolutely enormous, with two front pillars which immediately make you think of Rome. This is because they are modelled on Trajan's column and indeed look exactly like it. The front of the building also has an impressive neo-classical portico and the whole lot is topped off by a vast dome. Inside there is an amazing sculpture above the altar, a gold sunburst by Fisher Von Erlach. This also makes one think of Rome and Bernini's work which somehow fits in with the whole ethos of splendour and showiness that defines Karlskirche. The ceiling frescoes by Rottmayr are also first class and as the light is good it is relatively easy to see them. Karlskirche is situated on Karls platz and in December has a very good craft market just outside.
There is an entrance charge to visit Karlskirche but if you can manage to convice the girl at the entrance that you are going in to pray it might be waived. The photo shows the detail on one of the columns.

The Pestsaule (Plague Pillar)

by Tolik

This is the center of Graben, an elegant pedestrianized shopping street. Emperor Leopold I commissioned plague Pillar in 1679 in thanksgiving for the end of particularly virulent plague epidemic. It is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and Nine Choirs of Angels.

According to inscription, the monument is “a reminder of the divine chastisement of plagues richly deserved by this city”.

Lot of Austrians are fair and like green places

by Raimix


What I committed in Vienna, that lot of Viennese are fair. It is strange for me to see newspapers put into box (and not locked) and it is written: "put 1 euro there and bring newspaper". It means people there do it without any steals; they honestly put money into the box.

Why it is so strange for me? In Lithuania there are no such traditions to do business without any person who brings money and gives a good.

Another one opinion that Viennese like green places a lot, there were lot of people sitting on the benches, reading magazines.

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