“Genusswandern” – hiking and wine at the Wiener Weinwandertage

“Genusswandern” is an Austrian word invention that does not really translate – it means something like “pleasure walking”.  Instead of wining and dining, this weekend you can wine and hike in Vienna.   The annual vineyard hike has become a traditional “must do” for me and my family.   This is the 12th time the City of … More “Genusswandern” – hiking and wine at the Wiener Weinwandertage

Call of the wild: biodiversity days in Vienna

In a couple of days, it´s time to visit Lainzer Tiergarten.   On 8 and 9 June this lovely forest park in Vienna´s West will be hosting the 17th Vienna Biodiversity Day.  This event  is co-organized by the Vienna Environmental Protection Department (MA 22) as a contribution to the “GEO Day of Biodiversity“. (Actually, they … More Call of the wild: biodiversity days in Vienna

Nature is good for you – and Vienna has plenty of it

After the looong winter we had this year, it seems that in Vienna spring was just bursting at the seams.  Right now, just about everything seems to be blooming all at once: forsythias, apple, cherry and pear trees, tulips, the lowly but lovely daisies and dandelions, etc., etc.    A veritable #ParadisusVindobonensis!  Even the lilac, which … More Nature is good for you – and Vienna has plenty of it