The new Vienna is called Donau City
The new city is on the left bank and is described as a city within a city. It is Vienna’s version of a science technology park called Tech Gate Vienna. It is a multi-use community with office, commercial, residential [70%] , cultural, recreational, café, restaurant, school, and church spaces.
Behind the trees on the grassy Boulevard is another channel for the Danube River. It consists of a series of dams to help control the water level in the river during times of flooding.
The Empire Bridge connects the new city with the old Vienna at St. Francis of Assisi’s church in the Mexico Plaza.
Follow this link to see a 360° view of the old and new Vienna and the magnificent church from the deck of the riverboat.
In the old city new construction stands in contrast to the classic architecture. Here the old astronomical observatory stands beside the modern glass tower.
In the Park the big Ferris wheel, first built in the early 1900s, still serves to entertain and provide a wonderful view of the city. The wheel moves slow and each cart is large enough for you to have lunch or get married while the wheel turns.