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The Best Things to Do in Grinzing and the Surrounding Areas

 Grinzing is a well-known wine village famous for it's Heurigen, which are traditional wine taverns, serving delicious local wine and food.  It is situated in Döbling, Vienna's 19th district. Grinzing is a unique part of Vienna as it preserves the charm of an old wine village by having architectural objects from the 16th, 17th, and even 12th centuries. Some fragments of Roman ruins can still be found here as well. This region has attracted many prominent people. Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Gogol, Mahler, Einstein, Freud, Pippal, and many others have visited Grinzing or lived here.

Grinzing and it's surrounding areas are a popular leisure time place for the Viennese and tourists, who come to see the vineyards, the magnificent landscapes, the Heurigen and the many historical sights. 

#1. VISIT A HEURIGER

 

Wine taverns, known for their charming atmosphere, where you can enjoy local wine, delicious fresh food and listen to live traditional music

 

#2. TASTE THE LOCAL WINE

 

Try a refreshing cool glass of white wine or feel the pleasant astringency of a red wine. Many wines are winners of competitions - look carefully into the wine lists.

 

#3. TAKE A TRIP INTO THE VINEYARDS

 

Idyllic areas of grape-bearing vines grown for winemaking, table grape and grape juice.

 

#4. WALK IN GRINZING AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS

A Gothic Church with a copper cupola. The church was built in 1426 and received the status of a parish church in 1783.

(No. 25 Himmelstraße)

Old houses and courtyards of the 12th - 18th centuries.

(Cobenzlgasse and Himmelstraße)

Charming plaques on the houses

(No. 31 and No. 35 Himmelstraße)

An Art Nouveau Building, in which lived Dr. Karl Böhm,   Prof. Dr. Kurt Gödel, Karl Seitz, Dr. Julius Deutsch.

(No. 41 Himmelstraße)

The Roman Catholic Church Kaasgrabenkirche. The Church was built in neo-baroque style in 1903.

(No. 1 Ettingshausengasse)

Grinzing Cemetery is a resting place of many wealthy and prominent members of Viennese society. There are the graves of Gustav Mahler, Attila Hörbiger, Alma Mahler-Werfel, Paula Wessely, Heimito von Doderer, Otto Müller, and many others.

(No. 33 An den Langen Lüssen)

The 18th century house where Beethoven composed the Pastoral Symphony, when he stayed in Grinzing during the summer of 1808.

(No. 64 Grinzinger Straße)

 

#5. ATTEND A LOCAL EVENT

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