“David and Verena’s beautiful house is located in a huge terraced garden in an utterly peaceful street west of the city, overlooking elegant mansions and beyond them, the Vienna woods. The house has the charm of an old house but with a brilliant modern addition full of glass and light, and a huge wooden deck. There is plenty of space and sun and there is every possible comfort. The children have their own large playroom. Vienna is a magnificent city with so much to see and do, but when we felt tired of the city we walked in the nearby woods where there are miles of clearly marked paths and several lovely restaurants. The bus and tram/train services to the city are regular and easy and connect well to the city centre. David is a great communicator and we spoke several times on Skype before the exchange. David answered every query quickly and we had lots of helpful information about the house and the location. The family are delightful, the children well behaved and our place was in perfect order when we returned. This was one of our best exchanges and we would heartily recommend an exchange with this lovely family and their beautiful home. ”
Where is it?
Wonderful, green and quiet. We are located next to a wonderful recreational area with forests and walking trails but yet just a short tram ride from the city center. Our area is a quiet residential area, but there are some nice places to go out for food and drinks near by. among them some small authentic 'Heuriger' - typical Viennese wine pubs selling also their own wine.
Our own garden is surrounded by gardens on all sides so it is very relaxing and quiet.
Our home is the perfect hub which allows you to combine exploring Vienna with just relaxing in the garden - something which is especially great with kids - and enjoy a glass of wine on the roof terrace which has sun until late evening.
Our guests from Greece in the summer of 2013 said 2 weeks "was simply not enough".
There is so much to do inside and outside Vienna.
http://www.wien.info/en (for official site for visitors to Vienna)
Spring / summer trips include:
the magnificent Wachau (UNECSO world heritage site)
the Donau Auen http://www.donauauen.at. Lovely to get kayak and bikes for a wonderful day out with beautiful nature around you
lakes, including Neusiedlersee (1hr), Mondsee (2.20hrs), Hallstatt (a copy exists in China since 2010). Hallstatt near Mondsee also very beautiful. The lake water quality is excellent!
the Semmering and Schneeberg mountains ca. 1 hour 10 mins from Vienna (www.schneebergbahn.at)
the green lake "Tragoess" in Obersteiermark for lovely walks and spectacular Alpine scenery http://steiermark.orf.at/news/stories/2671242/
the charming village of Gumpoldskirchen (55 - 65min drive). http://www.gumpoldskirchen.at
the wine Region "Süd Steiermark" / Gamlitz. Better known as the "the Tuscany of Austria" (http://www.suedsteiermark.com)
Bratislava bike trip via the magnificent Donau Auen or on a ship along the Danube (1hour)
for the Kids:
like Eurodisney without the crowds (during week about 10minute wait compared to 1hr in London at Legoland) www.familypark.at (65 minute drive)
activity and rock climbing (very safe for kids and well organised). 20 minute car ride http://www.waldseilpark-kahlenberg.at
Budapest (ca 280km)
Prague (would be wise to stay one night or even two)
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