Category Archives: Vienna

Er singt jetzt. Er lacht. Er schreit “Des gibts net!”

Heute, irgendwann in den frühen Morgenstunden, hat Ludwig Hirsch entschieden, sich aus einem Fenster des Wilhelminenspital zu stürzen. Warum? Das hat ein Freund auf Facebook gefragt. Ich glaube, die Antwort hat er selbst geschrieben… Und wenn ich einmal genug hab’ … Continue reading

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Day 4: 20th district – Brigittenau (Kleine Jägermeister)

I cheated today. I went to a place I’ve actually been before. In September 2009, I came to Vienna as a tourist from Eindhoven, with a bunch of other tourists. At some point, we ran out of classic touristic destinations … Continue reading

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Day 3: 21st district – Am Stammersdorfer Friedhof

It’s not an easy destination that I chose in district 21.       My dad died when my mum was two years older than I am now. To help her cope with the grief, her younger brother, a theologian, made … Continue reading

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Day 2: 22nd district – Donaustadt (Dunaváros)

Getting off the U1 at Rennbahnwag, it takes me a few minutes to adjust. Then I recognize the place. I am in Budapest. And not randomly somewhere in Budapest, but on the Buda-side, walking down Bártok Béla út, somewhere way … Continue reading

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Project July

On July 3rd, I was having Pfirsichspritzer at Café Leonardo in Alterlaa in the 23rd district of Vienna. I got there because a few days earlier, I’d come across a quite inspiring speech on the TED-website: Google-engineer Matt Cutts presented … Continue reading

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Day 1 – 23rd district: Alt-Erlaa

I wasn’t able to verify nor falsify the urban legend that the apartment-complex Alt-Erlaa has more inhabitents than Eisenstadt, the capital of Burgenland. Anyway, apartment complex is a bit of a euphemism anyway. The four buildings are enormous, but it’s … Continue reading

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