THE EVER GROWING CITY

A guided walk around the main station on the topic of sustainable urban development

On this tour, we explore the neighborhoods around the main train station and look at historical and current urban development from a sustainability perspective.

HIGHLIGHTS

Swiss garden
Arsenal footbridge
Neighborhood houses in the Sonnwendviertel

On this tour we explore the city in its constant process of becoming and growing. In doing so, we look at different phases of urban development in Vienna over time  and ask ourselves the central question of which developments make the city more pleasant and livable in the long term.

From the Belvedere quarter to the Schweizer Garten, the Arsenal and further into the new Sonnwendviertel, a quarter still partly under construction.  In the process, we draw an arc around the main station. It was built on the site of the historic South and East Railway Stations, which were the first central impetus for urban development in this area back in the days of the monarchy. A particularly good view of the station area opens up to us at the Arsenal footbridge, which recently connected the third and tenth districts of Vienna and whose use is reserved exclusively for cyclists and pedestrians. 

In the Sonnwendviertel, we are looking specifically at building groups and neighborhood houses and the added value they create for the neighborhood beyond their building site. We also take a closer look at the Bloch-Bauer Promenade and its climate-friendly concept.

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