Where is it?
In about 40 minutes by train/underground you can reach Viennas historical, cultural und social heart: The Wiener Staatsoper, the Burgtheater, „the famous Spanish Riding School“, the Lippizaner horses, the Riesenrad in the Prater, museums, churches,…
About 10 kilometers away the zoo „Tiergarten Schönbrunn“ is located. Founded in 1752 it´s the oldest zoo in the world. It is one of the world´s few, which houses giant pandas. Another big attraction here is he rainforest house. http://www.zoovienna.at/en/zoo-and-visitors/visitor-information/
Schönbrunn Palace („Schloss Schönbrunn) is one oft he most important cultural monuments in Austria – and the most visited attraction in Vienna.
Viennas best address for shopping is Mariahilferstrasse, you can reach in 20 minutes by train.
Vienna Woods „Wienerwald“, where we live, is a large forest of over 1.000 square kilometers. It lies south and west of Vienna in Lower Austria. It covers the start of the Alps http://www.wienerwald.info/e/default.asp
This area is very popular for sports like hiking, mountain-biking, horsebackriding, running, going swimming,… . Not far (20 Minutes) away you can find High Hills http://www.highhills.at/ a skiing-area with floodlights.
The Austrian part of „Way of St. Jacob“ goes through Purkersdorf and her is also the St. Jacobs church. http://www.jakobsweg.or.at/cms/index.php?id=6680
In 20 Minutes walk by foot – you could also do it quicker by bus or by train - there is the shopping centre „Auhof-Center“ http://www.auhofcenter.at/ . A relaxed place for going shopping, going out to eat (Pizzeria, Chinese and Japan Restaurant, traditional Austrian kitchen, café) and doing Indoor Sports in a fitness club. There is a health center with doctors and a chemist’s, hairdressers and supermarket.
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