Short City Walk: WU Campus and Burger Dinner

Short City Walk: WU Campus and Burger Dinner

Short City Walk: WU Campus and Burger DinnerWhen viennese residents speak of a walk in the second district area, they would probably choose the Prater parkway – one of Vienna’s green lungs. Now that is beautiful and peaceful at the same time, but the 2nd district has an attraction not to miss: the Vienna University of Economics and Business completed in 2013. The new WU Campus is the epitome of a modern university campus and more than just a place for teaching and learning. It is designed to create a new space for social, cultural and political life.
Short City Walk: WU Campus and Burger Dinner

Visitors and area residents are more than welcome at the WU Campus, which offers not only food for thought, but also restaurants, cafés and shops, all in a stimulating architectural environment.

read more on the Campus website: click

Short City Walk: WU Campus and Burger DinnerSix architect groups sign responsible for this new modern place in Vienna. My favorite is the centrally located Library & Learning Center, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. If you wish to learn more about the architecture on the Campus there are two Tours offered by atours-vienna

Condensed Tour

  • Outdoor Areas and Forum 1,5 – 2 hours

Comprehensive Tour

  • of the Buildings (with break): 3.5–4 hours

And then there is a fine new restaurant: Das Campus

Short City Walk: WU Campus and Burger Dinner

Juicy burgers (some call them the best burgers in town already), crispy thin tartes and several austrian and some mediterranean dishes. Everything is freshly prepared and still very fairly priced. The weekly new two course lunch is offered for 6,90 from monday to friday.

MO-SA 09AM - 12PM, Sunday 09AM - 10PM and breakfast until 6PM! Isn’t that great for people, who love extended breakfast hours?

U2 station: Krieau. 3 minutes walk along the Trabrennstraße

Short City Walk: WU Campus and Burger Dinner

My outfit of the day fitted in perfectly to the earthy shades of the welcoming interior, which truly is not only comfortable, but very well chosen. Only one wish: When do they open a merchandise-shop with the printed pillows and waiters T-Shirts? I’d love to buy both!

Short City Walk: WU Campus and Burger Dinner

WIEN MITTE The Mall | SHOP. EAT. DRINK.

A new MALL in town

WIEN MITTE The Mall | SHOP. EAT. DRINK.

The area around the station Landstrasse – Wien Mitte has been an unfriendly dark place for a long time, which was replaced by years of construction sites.  I couldn’t imagine that this would change any time soon. But what a surprising sight that was, when I visited the place last week. A specious Mall in ultra modern architecture invites to stay a bit longer than the few minutes to walk through, from one subway to another.

WIEN MITTE The Mall | SHOP. EAT. DRINK.

Well done! And so badly need for Vienna Tourists as WIEN MITTE is an important central transport hub with 10 public transport lines intersect here. Not to forget the CAT (City Airport Train) which goes directly to and from the Airport in no time. Now passengers can have a casual drink or quick meal in one of the lovely places.

VAPIANO. WIEN MITTE The Mall | SHOP. EAT. DRINK.

One highlight for sure is the world’s biggest Vapiano right on the corner of The Mall Wien Mitte.

VAPIANO. WIEN MITTE The Mall | SHOP. EAT. DRINK.

Carefully designed by architect and Interior Designer Matteo Thun with the central role: the old Olivetree, which makes you feel like having a short holiday during your lunch break.

VAPIANO. WIEN MITTE The Mall | SHOP. EAT. DRINK.

The opening hours allow to shop casually without any rush after work at the new shopping center in the middle of Vienna:

Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

VAPIANO.  WIEN MITTE The Mall | SHOP. EAT. DRINK.

And the Restaurants score with generous opening hours 7 days a week:

Monday to Wednesday: 9a.m. – 11p.m.
Thursday to Saturday: 9a.m. – 12p.m.
Sunday: 9a.m. – 10p.m.

I think I will use that as an additional excuse in the future to stop for a break, when having to change from the U3 to the U4 or going to the airport.

Vapiano

Weekend in Vienna. The 4x4 Edition | #01

Weekend in Vienna. The 4×4 Edition #01

Time flies and I can’t believe how fast! Yesterday dancing on the Ice, and today sipping coffee outdoors with Flip Flops. Well, I know there where a few days more between my last post and todays ;-) and just because that seems to happen now and then, I am starting the 4×4 Edition today. 4 pictures for 4 categories each. Fair enough, no?

Weekend in Vienna. The 4x4 Edition | #01

Best buys lately

  • Feinkoch – small, innovative grocery store in the 6th district, here I found that heavenly delicious spanish Salt Chocolate Cream
  • 99pages – Fleur de Sel book (history of salt making and recipes)
  • Tasty Donuts – 4th district. DD just loves them, and I am happy, when she gives me smile after bitting in one of these sugarbombs
  • Gerstaecker – 5th district. My new trusted source for pens, paper and more.

Weekend in Vienna. The 4x4 Edition | #01

Enjoy Life - at home or outside

  • After some gardening and with the help of some beautiful flowers,
  • I can enjoy a coffee on the terrace without feeling guilty.
  • Ober St.Veit – the 13th district has many hidden gems to enjoy spring surrounded by green (click)
  • Donaukanal – there is not only the small part around Schwedenplatz! Take the U4 until Rossauer Lände and walk to the next station Spittelau. Of course not on the street but along the canal. Perfect for a lunch break.

Weekend in Vienna. The 4x4 Edition | #01Restaurant recommendations for spring

Not only because they all offer outside seating ;-)

  • Heuer
  • Labstelle
  • Mochi
  • Motto am Fluss

Weekend in Vienna. The 4x4 Edition | #01Ideas for GIFTS

- yes Easter is around the Corner!

  • Demel – chocolate in flower shape
  • LOV Organic – love them all
  • Lindt – Boutique next to U4 Hietzing is so ready with Easter Goodies
  • Vanportrait – handscreenprinted Pop Art Bunnies

Weekend in Vienna. The 4x4 Edition | #01and last but not least:

New in Town

Just like that Bottega Veneta opened their store in the 1st district last Week.

Have a wonderful Weekend in Vienna everyone!

Weekend in Vienna. The 4x4 Edition | #01

The Austrian Way of Life seen by Vanessa from Vienna