Some cities are famous for their lively streets and people. Vienna less so. But Eugene wants to show you, on this summer stroll, where to find the best spots for people-watching in Vienna. He has long celebrated the Fellini-esque quality of some places here: Favoritenstrasse, Donaukanal, Museumsquartier, some streets in Neubau, and most of all, Yppenplatz in Ottakring.
Eugene calls this phenomenon Street Capital - a new way to measure the joy and community we feel on some streets, specially in the districts with most migrants, but not in the relatively boring, lifeless streets in rich parts of town, dominated by parked cars and with very few people hanging out.
This tour was developed in cooperation with Wien Museum, our excellent, critical, humorous city museum. We have combined with this mighty institution for ten years now, starting with the first ever Tischgespraeche in April 2012, followed by four tours: Russian Wien, all of Otto Wagner on his birthday (12-hour tour), 10 Gemeindebauten from 10 Decades (for the 100 years of Rotes Wien expo, in Floridsdorf) and Gumpendorferstrasse's psychogeography & creative networks.
The new Wien Museum exhibition explores our city through the eyes of street photographers, and runs from 19 May til 23 October 2022. In MUSA.
This is one of 17 tours we offer as part of Vienna Walking Week 2022, where we show an alternative to flying away on holiday in summer, instead exploring your home town from new perspectives, meeting new people and creating stories to tell our friends, of adventure and exoticism.