Centrally located rooftop apartment in Vienna, Austria, Europe - walking distance to most sites

Centrally located rooftop apartment in Vienna, Austria, Europe - walking distance to most sites

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our apartment is centrally located in Vienna’s second district within walking distance to many of the city’s major sites. We reside in the recently renovated penthouse floor ( 4th) of an old building, accessible by a two-person, key operated elevator or stairs. We have air conditioning and ceiling fans and we generally get a very good breeze in the summers. Our master bedroom has a king-sized bed, the study two pull-out twins, and the two boys' rooms have double beds (twin plus half twin (140 cm width)). We also have two extra mattresses. We have a modern kitchen with up-to-date appliances and a wonderful coffee machine. We have 2.5 bathrooms and a washer and dryer. We also have Satellite TV and internet access. One of the nicest things about our apartment are the two terraces - a small lower terrace and a larger upper terrace with a 360 degree view of Vienna and its surroundings. The upper terrace has two lounge chairs and a table with four chairs and a sun umbrella - the perfect place to sip a coffee or wine and enjoy the city.

Our apartment is in a century old building conveniently located within walking distance (about a 10 minute walk) to Vienna’s 1st district (downtown/old town). In just a one-two minute walk right down the road, you will come to a newly-renovated subway station with the U2 and U4 subways and the recently revitalized banks of the Danube Channel complete with summer beach bars, playgrounds, a swimming pool ship and the twin city liner boats to Bratislava. Vienna’s amusement park and largest nature park (Prater) is about a 10 minute bike ride along the channel. Just around the corner from us, is also the Karmiliter Market where Saturday mornings are all a bustle with Viennese buying fruits and vegetables from the Austrian farmers who come in from the countryside also bringing along homemade jams and honeys. Vienna’s most beautiful landmark – St. Stephans Cathedral – is just a 15 minute walk from our apartment or one – two stops on the subway. By the cathedral is Vienna’s cobbled stoned pedestrian zone lined with sidewalk cafes, boutiques and street artists. Near our place in the second district – about a 5 minute walk away - is the home of the Vienna Boy’s choir - the Augarten Palace and park. This green oasis is an ideal place to relax with a jog or stroll along the labyrinth of paths lined by chestnut trees and flowers.

My husband is an Austrian doctor who works in the field of evidence-based medicine at a university in Lower Austria. I am an American and the legal administrator of an international law firm here in Vienna. I also write books and blog. We have two sons who are studying at Austrian universities. We also have two Maine coon mixes who aren't here for exchanges though we are happy to care for pets during exchanges. When were are not working or entertaining our Coons, we enjoy reading, hiking, biking, running, listening to NPR podcasts and, of course, traveling. Everyone in the family - including the cats - are fluent in German and English.

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More about us

  1. We are an Austrian American family.

  2. We have done several great exchanges.

  3. We love to travel and see new things.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Our apartment is located in the heart of Vienna's Karmeliterquarter - a beloved, trendy district in the heart of the city but able to maintain a small town feel. Around the corner is one Vienna's most popular Saturday farmers market. Our neighborhood is filled with great restaurants and cozy locales. At the end of our road is the subway station Schottenring which also offers city bikes (very affordable with first hr of rental free). Also within a hop and skip are plenty of places to run - including Augarten, the Donau Kanal and Prater. The first district is just across the bridge and the direct airport bus is a five minute walk.

Buzzy restaurants
too many to mention
Cool bars
tons
Cozy cafés
oh so many world class and cozy cafes
Retail therapy
Lots of shopping possibilities within walking distance
Bit of culture
We are in the heart of the trendy Karmeliterquarter of Vienna's 2nd district, across the bridge from the 1st district heart of the old town
Walks in the park
Augarten (home of the Vienna Boys choir and Augarten Porcelain) is a short walk away and Prater is a short bike ride or run away along the Donau Kanal.
Spot of exercise
Augarten park (3 min), Donau Kanal (1 min), Prater (10 min per bike, 15 min per run)
Day tripping
World heritage Wachau region 1 hr by direct train, Salzburg is 3 hr by train, Budapest is 3 hrs by train, Prague is 5 hr by train, Bratislava is 1 hr by boat

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