Grinzing / Heiligenstadt District : Michelin's recommendations
To the north of Vienna lie the lower slopes of the Viennese Forest and the Danube which runs along the foot of the Leopoldsberg** hillside before flowing through the plain and Vienna. The Döbling district is divided into three, Heiligenstadt*, Grinzing** and Oberdöbling, which have two distinct parts. The old wine-growing villages have a lower urbanised, rather working-class sector which runs along the Danube Canal. This is where one of the most famous Red Vienna housing developments, the Karl-Marx-Hof*, is located. And in contrast, the upper residential quarter reaches into the vineyards towards the forest-clad tops of the hillsides capped with churches, offering a view over Vienna and the region. The vineyards have managed to survive growing urban development and visitors can still visit them to taste the new wine in the traditional rustic atmosphere of the Grinzing, Nussdorf or Sievering Heurigen. You may be asked to sponsor a single vine, which a number of celebrities have already done in the past, to help maintain the delicate separation between the city and the countryside in this area. Memories of Ludwig van Beethoven are omnipresent here. The composer was gradually becoming deaf and loved to immerse himself in nature to focus on the world within him. He brought worldwide fame to this part of Vienna with his harrowing, poignant Heiligen Will and 6th Symphony, the Pastoral Symphony, which he himself explained was directly inspired by the country atmosphere encountered here.
- Address : Heiligenstädterstrasse A - 1190 Wien1190Wien