Difference between revisions of "Talk:Vienna"
Revision as of 18:36, 22 March 2008
can someone look up the adress of havelca and altwien?
One paragraph states that, "Outside the 'belt', there's the Hundertwasser House, the Hundertwasser Kunsthaus, the Donauturm Tower, and... not much more of interest."
The bold part of the sentence is totally wrong. Outside the belt there are almost all Heurige, and the Wienerwald, which to many Viennese are more important than the inner city and offer many options of spending evenings, going hiking in the woods, etc. I suggest reconsidering the "outer-belt" part
Great Work, can anybody say what is still needed here?
Franz Nahrada, hotel keeper, Vienna www.karolinenhof.at
I've done very, very minor redit at the beginning. The article needs a lot of editorial work. It was probably done on a German windows edition, that'd explain the odd character problems. I'll see what I can do about the layout over the next few days. -- Nils 07:52, 15 Apr 2004 (EDT)
Name changed back
So, I moved this page back to Vienna from Vienna (city). I don't know if there's another Vienna, and even if there is, this one is by far the most well-known. Am I way off, here? --Evan 00:25, 18 May 2004 (EDT)
I moved this from the article itself, as it doesn't jibe with our external links guidelines.
It'd probably be useful to mine for information, though. --Evan 11:55, 11 Jun 2004 (EDT)
Can somebody identify the palace in the image I just added? Or, better yet, replace it with a better picture... Jpatokal 13:25, 25 Oct 2004 (EDT)
first paragraph controversial
c&p from an reversed edit: WARNING: THE NEXT PARAGRAPH IS PURE BULLSHIT FOR AMUSEMENT PURPOSE ONLY!!! Vienna has never forgotten it was the capital of a large and influential empire. Its residents act as if it still were - the small doses of courtliness, the extremely polite forms of address long-forgotten in other German-speaking countries, the formal mode of dress. Vienna is a city both modern and extremely old-fashioned all at once. Like Munich, its residents are formal, but Viennese formality is an entirely different animal. Waiters address you with honorifics, a man who bumps into you on the street is half-likely to implore your pardon with a small bow, you are treated as if you were a long-lost prince or princess returning home. If you can handle this kind of luxurious treatment, Vienna is for you. NOW WAS THAT FUNNY OR WHAT ROFLS.
This page has lots of content, but much of it is just a godawful mess. Anybody want to take a sharp editorial pen to it? Jpatokal 06:40, 16 Mar 2005 (EST)
I don't mind having a go at it. I was in Vienna on holiday a couple of weeks ago - it was fantastic - so I've got some information and experiences floating around inside my head which I could use to try and improve the article a bit. However, I'm not entirely sure what to do about the first part...
VincentVega 16:12, 29 Jul 2005 (EDT)
I don’t know who wrote this article but it’s amazing. It was very helpful, informative and I actually used many advices from the article. That article saved me time and money on my travel. Thank you many times :) All the best 22.214.171.124 11:24, 28 April 2006 (EDT)
You're welcome -- a lot of the info as originally written is many years old, given it was meant for a travel guidebook that was going to be published in 2000, but I'm glad you could use it! :) Bittergirldotcom
OK, I've been dancing around this subject for a while now, but these apartment listings have sliped down the slope. Maybe this is a good set of examples to try and hash out a (clearer?) policy... Maj 11:37, 4 August 2006 (EDT)
Kent County is in central
I made a new translation. --126.96.36.199 16:48, 20 May 2007 (EDT)
I rolled back the addition of the following text. I think there may be some value in mentioning this issue, but it needs to be reworded. Maj 17:14, 20 December 2006 (EST)
While violent hate-crime very rare, Vienna is the European city with the highest volume of racist graphitti. There is no major street free of calls to deport or kill black people. For a large part of the population being of african heritage is equivalent with being a drug dealer.
See www.helge.at/wlan/ for a list of free WLAN hotspots offering internet connection in Vienna.
Note this source of information on Vienna that could be useful for international tourists and visitors of the city. Might provide useful bits for this site, too.
Taxis & Other travel
It seems the Taxi info is wrong. web pages for tourists rip people off for large amounts. There are plenty of Taxi companies who charge 26, 27, 28 Euro for the trip from the City (regardless where) to the airport or vice versa. Also, the cost of public transport went up last month. The page needs updating 188.8.131.52 12:17, 1 July 2007 (EDT)
Time to districtise?
This guide seems to be getting pretty long, and the list of attractions is huuuuuuge - which is fantastic. So, in my opinion, breaking this up into districts would make this guide easier to find your way around. Any thoughts? I think it would be great to get a consensus going before any work is done, so please discuss below! -- Tim (writeme!) 14:14, 1 July 2007 (EDT)
Prices in Bratislava are one fifth of Vienna's? Prices of what? I think that they are similar.
I have just posted on the original authors wikipedia talk page asking them to upload the .svg for http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Metro_de_Vienne_correspondances.png, so we can make a few edits to it. We need the writing at the top in English, and the intermediate station names need adding. -- Tim (writeme!) 03:59, 11 August 2007 (EDT)
I studied abroad in Vienna all summer and lived at the Benediktushaus, which is 6a Freyung in the first district I believe, PERFECT location, and It's a working monastary/bed and (really good) breakfast that is very cheap, but to sleep boy/girl in a room together you need a marriage license.
Paternoster elevator at the University of Vienna
The paternoster was replaced with a normal elevator some weeks ago :(