The world's most liveable city
Historic Vienna has undergone a fantastic development over the past 10 years. The city is a pioneer for new sustainable city planning and housing development while concurrently investing in projects by star architects such as Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel.
Vienna also gets top scores for liveability, that is to say it is both hospitable and functional/efficient as well as innovative, especially in regard to transport, climate-friendly solutions and digitisation, see also Mercer’s survey of 500 cities worldwide (Global Liveability Index, 2019).
You will also gain an insight into a green urban development program – quite literally: green façades and kitchen gardens are thriving, and culminate among other things in an annual tomato festival.
Highlights from the program:
Visits to schools and the university: new campus for business students
Urban gardens: Visit a community garden that’s also a training institution for urban agriculture
Infrastructure: New station building with a prize-winning sculptural roof, integration of modern technology in public transport via an app, where everything is integrated, and 1,379 kilometres of bike baths and care share schemes.
Urban development in Aspern Seestadt: visit to one of Europe’s biggest urban development areas (with 20,000 residents), where there is a good infrastructure, for example access to train station, airport and the historic centre, and with green residential builds
New urban area with a focus on organic products and social responsibility
Insight into historic Vienna: the buildings of Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos; visits to elegant cafés – and visits to iconic locations for Art Deco and Art Nouveau (optional).
Sailing trip to Bratislava – with city walk (optional).
Number of days: 2-3 days
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