Route South
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About the route

Route South takes you to the 10th and 11th districts of Vienna – Favoriten and Simmering. Favoriten is the most populous district of Vienna, with about 10% of all inhabitants of Vienna living here, a number that would correspond to the fourth largest city in Austria. The area close to the city – Innerfavoriten – consists of Gründerzeit-style buildings and former industrial plants. South of the Wienerberg and Laaer Berg, there are large housing estates and municipal buildings from the 20th century as well as the spacious green and open spaces of Wienerberg and Laaer Berg. On the city border with Lower Austria, some old village centers are also still preserved, such as Oberlaa, Unterlaa or Rothneusiedl. Simmering is located in the southeast of Vienna and essentially comprises the former Viennese suburbs of Simmering, Kaiserebersdorf and Albern. In 1860, rapid metropolitan development began here. Large parts of the district such as the Simmeringer Haide initially remained undeveloped and are now home to industrial enterprises and market gardens. In the far southeast of the district, remnants of the formerly large Danube floodplain forests have survived. In the south-west, the Vienna Central Cemetery occupies extensive areas.

On Route South we start in one of Vienna’s largest housing estates, the Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung. The various interventions there aim to make large post-war modernist housing estates fit for the future. The tour continues to the Sonnwendviertel Ost district, where neighborhood houses and building group projects characterize this new, small-scale district south of Vienna’s main train station. On the way from Sonnwendviertel Ost to the Smarter Together project area, which encompasses the entire Simmeringer central area, there are projects by LiLa4Green in Innerfavoriten as well as 50 Green Houses, which deal with greening measures in the existing city. You can take walks in all three IBA neighborhoods. The first construction preparations are now underway for the G’mischter Block residential project, which is also located on this route.

Transport connections

Total duration of the route: 4,5 hours


Neighborhood walk 3: 90 min 
Ada-Christen-Gasse 2, 1110 Vienna

Transport connections:

  • U1 Alaudagasse


  • U1 Neulaa to Hauptbahnhof/ Südtiroler Platz (towards Leopoldau) 
  • Walking 


Neighborhood walk 4: 60 min 
Bloch-Bauer-Promenade, 1100 Vienna

Transport connections:

  • U1 Hauptbahnhof/ Südtiroler Platz
  • D Alfred-Adler-Straße
  • 69A Alfred-Adler-Straße


  • Walking


Absberggasse/ Erlachgasse, 1100 Vienna

Transport connections:

  • 11 Absberggasse


  • 11 Absberggasse to Enkplatz (towards Kaiserebersdorf/ Zinnergasse)


Neighborhood walk 5: 75 min
Geiselberg/ Enkplatz/ Braunhuberviertel, 1110 Vienna

Transport connections:

  • 11 / 71 Enkplatz 
  • U3 Enkplatz

Means of public transport: 
Underground: U1, U2, U3 ... | Train: S-Bahn | Streetcar: 6, 25, D, O ... | Bus: 27A, 88B ...

Route planner Wiener Linien


How can a large urban settlement from the 1970s be made fit for the future and adapted to today's housing needs? This is the central question that the IBA_Vienna addressed in the Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung Ost (PAHO) neighborhood.

G'mischter Block

Based on the "Masterplan Gründerzeit", significant and previously unused parts of a Gründerzeit block in the 10th district are being redeveloped. Special attention is being paid to revitalising the ground floor zone.

Quartiershäuser Sonnwendviertel

To the east of Helmut-Zilk-Park in Vienna-Favoriten, a small-scale, mixed-use and largely car-free neighborhood is being developed. "Quartiershäuser" and projects of building cooperatives provide new impetus!


This project is an independent Innovation Lab that is specifically dedicated to the topic of redevelopment of urban stock with greening buildings.

50 Green Houses

Within the framework of "50 Green Houses", an integrated combination solution for roadside retrofitting of existing buildings with greenery is being developed for the first time.


LiLa4Green stands for "Living Lab for Green,” i.e., a living laboratory: innovative social science ­methods are combined ­with digital techniques in the development of Nature-Based Solutions with the greatest possible social impact and acceptance.

Smarter Together

The City of Vienna and numerous partners and companies developed trend-setting Smart City solutions in Simmering - Vienna. Together with the people on site!